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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The "knotting up" can reveal a lot. If you have loose threads on one side or the other, the tension on the opposite side will be the culprit.
So if the threads are on the underside as you sew, it is the top tension. Top tension ought to be between 4 & 6 (this variation to allow for the different weights of fabric in your projects).
If tensions appear correct, and the thread is definately in the channel between the discs, try raising presser foot, remove thread and with a strip piece of fabric 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm) gently insert the fabric strip and clean between the discs with a see saw / to and fro action.
It may be there is lint trapped between the discs, this will keep them slightly apart and reduce the actual tension, sometimes dramatically.
If the loose threads are on the top, it is bobbin tension that is loose, it too may have lint in the spring and be giving a "false" tension.
I would not recommend fiddling with bobbin tension without being shown, it may end up with missing small screws and spring pieces.
Hope this is of some help,
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
SOURCE: Stitch selection
Next to the "selection wheel" there's a large-ish "hole" with a screw at the bottom, use your screw driver to wind up the screw and you'll be able to use the 9 to 15:)
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Testimonial: "Big thanks mate! :)"
When your Memory Craft 8000 or MC 5700 is otherwise working fine but the LCD display screen begins to grow darker and you find you just can't read it, the only thing you can do is replace the LCD screen, or buy a new machine.
Janome no longer stock this item direct, but there is an affordable replacement available.
Full Access and Installation instructions are provided, so you can DIY or have someone else do the replacement for you.
Check this Link
Also includes advice, links & contacts to be able to Reset your screen and do a Self Diagnosis Routine to test your machine BEFORE you purchase a replacement LCD backlight for either the Janome MC 8000 or MC 5700, so you can check that there are no other troubles.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
Refer to the manual.
You turn the tension knob - the higher the number the tighter the stitch.
First, thread the machine with the presser foot up. This opens the tension control for the thread to properly enter.
Then, when you lower the presser foot, the tension control closes to the setting you have selected.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
Testimonial: "The fact that some one seems to think this model has a tension knob is slightly worrying but the information in the comment was helpful."
You can download some partial manuals from the Janome site.
This is for the Janome D'cor Excel Pro 5124:
Which should be similar to the ohter model number you mention.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 16, 2010
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