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Janome MC6650 had thread jam and now won't pick up the bobbin thread "emergency error" seems like the timing is off. How do I fix this?

I was trying to tack two pieces of material together by using the auto lock button. It didn't work, I tried it three times and then the thread jammed below the needle plate. I managed to get the thread out and now it won't pick up the bobbin thread and if I pull the bobbin thread up and hold it and try to sew a few stitches I get an "emergency error" stop. I took of the plate and took the bobbin out and turned the wheel towards me to see if the needle would go down. It will only go now a little ways and then it seems to hit something and stop. I think the timing is off. How can I adjust this?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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you need to replace your shukle that holds the tread bobbing below.it is either slack or broken . if it is slack then you tighten the little screw that holds a cover that gives the thread tension .if its broken then replace it.once the thread is slack below it will cause your thread to bundle up.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007

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Have you changed the needle lately

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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Hi i have a Janome 350E thread got court undert the needle plate so i cut the thread from under the hoop and got it all out the bobbin shuttle but the machine wont sew now it seams to be out of timining as the needle is coming up to soon for the shuttle to pick up the thread can you please tell me how i can fix it as i dont have a sewing machine mechanic in town and i will have to travel up to 2 hours to get it looked at and they are really slow to get things back to thier clients.

Regards Sandim.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

Anonymous

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I had the same problem.. I think the bobbin used in this machine is no good I replaced mine.. It cost alot too.. but now I do not have any problems.. good luck

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

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