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Open the door infront of the hook race assembly/bobbin carrier and check to the right of that. There is a chrome lever which engages with slots in the plastic casing. The correct position for this is as far to the left as it will go. If it is to the right furthest extent it will disengage the feed dogs. It should disengage automatically but if has not, press the lever down and slide it to the left. Good luck

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Remove the upper thread from your machine.

RAISE the presser foot and then rethread from the beginning. Raising the presser foot releases the tension disk so the thread will seat properly). Also, verify that the threading steps are correct (consult the threading instructions).

Check that the bobbin thread has been loaded in the bobbin case properly and threaded through the tension spring.

Test. If the upper thread is still showing under the fabric, tighten the upper tension disk until the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.


Janome Harmony... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016

make sure the bobbin winder on the top of the machine is all the way to the left. otherwise the machine thinks you are trying to wind a bobbin and sew at the same time.

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Oct 05, 2015

Not specific to your machine - a secret to easier gathering is to drop the tension on the upper thread by 1 or 2 numbers before sewing that gathering line. Then, you pull the bobbin thread when you gather. It will gather MUCH easier. Just don't forget to put the tension back to normal before you start regular sewing again! Temporarily switch to another color bobbin if you're afraid you might forget which is which - you'll be pulling it out anyway. I think most people gather with a stitch that is just .5 mm longer than they're using for construction.

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015

You can download a pdf of the manual from http://www.manualslib.com/manual/670192/Janome-2041.html
Hope this helps

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Mar 24, 2015

Not a lot of information here - was it sewing and then it stopped working? Or has it been a while since you used it? To troubleshoot, try a brand new needle and if you have any, some 100% cotton thread. Look up and make sure it's threaded exactly as they say to. Also, a needle in backwards would give that symptom. If you still have trouble, post your machine name and model # if you have one. Good luck!

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Sep 13, 2014

Is it looping on the bottom of the fabric? If so it it probably a top tension issue, try this this quick test.

With the pressure foot up, you should be able to pull the thread easily right before the eye of the needle and when you put the foot down you should then feel a fair bit of tension on the top thread.

If you do not get tension with the foot down, check this:

-set the top tension dial to 5
-raise the pressure before threading the machine
-"floss" the thread by holding the thread as it comes off the spool with your right hand and holding the thread right before the needle. Make sure to do that with the pressure foot up. What happens is sometimes the thread doesn't go into the tension discs all the way due to lint or something else.

hope that helps,

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013

the bar at the back is for the foot so the material feeds ahead as you sew, it needs to be down when sewing

Janome Harmony... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013

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