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A: New Home and Janome are made by the same manufacturer and use the same type of bobbin.
Bobbins not only come in different sizes, but also in metal as well as plastic, and empty as well as pre-wound. While machines can only use one bobbin size, whether it is plastic or metal does not typically matter, however consult your machine manual to be sure.
A: It would depend on which Janome model, and which singer model. There is no brand of machine that uses 1 bobbin type, they are model specific, and many brands can use the same bobbins. There is no generic answer to this question.
You MUST use the bobbins that are made for your machine. Check your owner`s manual or stop into your local sewing machine store for advice. The wrong bobbin can really goof up your tension! Just because you like the blue bobbins does not mean you can use them.
Whether you are sewing on a home machine, quilting on a longarm machine, or embroidering on a 10 needle machine, each machine type needs a bobbin. We created an insightful infographic that explores the details of the three most commonly used bobbin styles: Class 15, L-style and M-style.
Not all bobbins are clearly labeled with their size or style, however your machine manual should tell you what bobbin size your machine takes. ZJ shows several of the different sizes and explains what machines they are for. Larger bobbin sizes are typically for long arm quilting machines or some embroidery machines.
The Standard Janome Bobbin. There are several types of bobbins on the market. Using the incorrect size and type of bobbin can affect stitch quality and could possibly damage the machine. These clear plastic bobbins are compatible with all Janome Sewing and embroidery machines except the 1600P, HD9, MB4, and MB7.
Style 41 bobbins are the most common pre-wound bobbins used in Class 7 sewing machines.
Every sewing machine requires a bobbin to sew. However, the bobbin mechanism varies by brand. The bobbin fits into the arm of the machine and is “dropped in” by removing a plate in front of the presser foot. The thread is then pulled through the bobbin mechanism to get “picked up” by the needle.
✅ SINGER Sewing Machine Needles are universal, meaning they work with SINGER, Brother, Janome and other quality brand sewing machines.
A bobbin is a small, spool-shaped object that holds thread or other materials used in sewing. What is this? It is typically made of plastic or metal and has a hole in the center so that it can be wound with thread.
1. Some posterboard-weight cardboard. I used the wrapping from a blanket I bought. You want it to be sturdy; an index card is too light (believe me, I`ve tried — they just end up buckling!) and you can go as heavy as you want, so long as the thread can wrap around it well without being caught on anything.
Polyester or Cotton Bobbin Thread

Both cotton and polyester are good choices for bobbin thread and are a matter of personal preference. Some sewing machines seem to prefer polyester which is slightly stronger. If 50 wt cotton thread is breaking, try another brand or try polyester thread.

Bobbin comes from the French bobine, “small instrument used in sewing,” which shares a Latin root with babble, for the sound it makes while unspooling.
L style bobbins are the smallest of the three, and are commonly used in commercial machines such as multi-needle embroidery machines and many industrial straight stitch sewing machines. M style bobbins are the largest of the three, and are commonly used in long-arm quilting machines.
Style M bobbins are typically used on mid-sized and large commercial machines for sewing heavy fabric, canvas, upholstery, and leather. Style M bobbins are normally used with mid-sized and large commercial machines for heavy fabric, canvas, upholstery, and leather.
You always need MORE sewing machine bobbins.

We took a survey at a recent Sewtopia Sewing Club and the average amount our club members said they had was between 20 – 30 sewing machine bobbins for each machine they owned. Yes, many of them own different brands of machines.

Style L bobbins are . 837 cm high and 2.126 cm in diameter—roughly the size of an American nickel. They are thinner than Style A bobbins. Be sure to check your machine`s manual to see which size of bobbin your machine needs!
The Class 15 (A Style) Bobbin:

The Class 15 is about the size of an American nickel. Its diameter measures approximately 20.3 mm and has a width of approximately 11.7 mm. This bobbin has two flat sides and is available in both plastic and metal.

While holding the thread tail and the bobbin, carefully push the bobbin onto the bobbin spindle, which is located on the top of the machine on the right hand side. Be sure to keep ahold of that thread tail.
Yes, all sewing machines have a bobbin case. This is where the thread comes from and it needs to be kept clean in order for the machine to sew properly. If the bobbin case is dirty or has full of threads, it will cause problems with the machine`s stitching and may even damage it.
The 60wt works fine with most all embroidery with the exception of freestanding lace (FSL). When stitching FSL, you must use the same thread in bobbin that you`re stitching with on top. For fine, heirloom stitching, the 90wt. may be a better choice.
Yes, the size of the bobbin thread can matter. While it is possible to use a lighter weight thread on the bobbin than what is used for the top thread, it is not recommended (for regular sewing and quilting projects) to use a heavier thread on the bobbin than what is used for the top thread.
Unfortunately, you cannot sew without a bobbin, this is an essential part of the sewing machine since it stitches the bottom thread while the top thread is being stitched at the same time, without a bobbin you can`t create stitches.

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This was my grandmothers machine and when she passed there was no owners manual so I am not sure how to use the settings on it or oil it properly. I so want to use it cause it was hers but don’t want to mess up the machine. She never even got a chance to use it before she passed away. I just have no owners manual. I know how to use sewing machines but this one is older and I don’t want to mess it up.
this was passed down to me. and a manual would help in so many ways. even if it was sent in a
ANSWER : May I get the manke and model # so I can help you more

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Filter I bought this Hoover a few years ago– just now about to use it first time. I cannot find my user’s manual and don’t know how to change the filter– or to clean it or whatever I am supposed to do with it. Also, there is a handle on one side of the unit that seems to be attached to an empty chamber or canister kind of thing. It looks like it should pull out, but it does not budge. I really would like to have a manual, but can’t seem to find one. Is there a similar model that is still
ANSWER : This is not for the exact same model, but should help you out:

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Borrowed Brother XR7700 Sewing Machine

1st: Sewed one inch OK; moved fabric and it stopped sewing, motor made thudding noise. When push-button (NOT pedal) is used, gives error E6,
consistent with motor noise.

2d: In order to check threading had to manually PULL bobbin case toward me or it was UNDER needle plate. Cleaned a fair amount of dust out. Reinstalled bobbin, etc., per manual, rethreaded.

3rd: Will sew 2-3 stitches, then packs up again just like in 1st instance above. Have st

ANSWER : Have you checked your needle. it could probably be bent somehow. you should replace it first because that also can confuse the sensor causing that error.


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I have a 350E memory craft and I would like to know how to register a new USB or PC Card so I can use the pattern. Also would like to know how I can download patterns on to my Laptop.

Thank you.

ANSWER : Welcome to FixYa!.
...First you need to format the USB..Important: You memory stick USB is less than 1 GB. (The one that came in the package)..


  • Put the USB stick ito your machine and using the set key,
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  • Page through using the bottom arrow key – you will come to format ( this is also in your manual )
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  • Select the USB memory stick – and wait until it formats, this could take 1 – 5 minutes.
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  • Once formatted, you can copy the designs from the computer to the memory stick.
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  • Put your free embroidery designs (example Winnie Pooh free embroidery logo) in the EMB5folder and they should show up on your Janome 350E.

.Note: If you see the EmbF5 then it has already been formatted by the Janome. ..


  • Go back to your computer and click on that folder.
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  • You will see ANOTHER sub-folder called Design (or My Designs, or something similar).
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  • That is where you will need to copy over your embroidery files.
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  • Then put the USB back into the Janome 350E sewing-embroidery machine and and they should show up.
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  • Don’t put more than 6 designs on the USB at any one time or it will take forever to load.
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  • If you don’t see the one that you want, then hit the “next page” icon on the Janome screen.
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  • Make sure the USB stick isn’t too large, otherwise it will not be recognized or shows a poor performance.

.Important: Don’t copy more than 100 designs in one folder..
.The video below shows how to use the PC Card and USB in your sewing machine..Start at 4:15 (4 minutes and 15 secs.).
..To download Designs, go to will require you to register and sign in..
.Thank you for using FixYa..Have a great day..Jas247

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I purchased my Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview a few years or so ago, and cannot find where I filed the manuals. If I find the actual seriel number on the Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview, Is there a way that I can purchase another manual? I really do not have any problem with my Bissel, but being I am 75 years of age and do not use it myself anymore, I want to give it to a daughter of mine (but I would like to have the manuals that go with it to give to her also).
ANSWER : No need my friend. Go here. All documentation is here…and….it’s free! Hope this helps : )

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Owner/user manual Before my sister died she gave me the little grren machine model 1425 turbo brush with heat. That is all I know about it as she did not find the manual and now no one knows where it is and I really want to get it working and learn about it, as I know she loved it. so I really need a manual. thank any one that can tell me if it is on line or something.

ANSWER : Click on the link below

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I am looking for a wiring diagram to install a touch/dimmer switch by “Comfort” mdl # RH-934B – Darjung Ind Ltd.
It has a standard lampcord (two wires) coming from it as well as one white, one black and one yellow wire.
The original touch/dimmer switch (no identification on it) had one white, one black, one red and one yellow – no lampcord.

Thank you very much for your help!

ANSWER : The black and the white will go to the lamp ,eg,output.The yellow is the sensor wire which should be firmly attached to the metal base of the lamp

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