Replacing The Cutter

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HI there,
Very well explained, Could you confirm whether the stitch fingers on the plate should both be the same length please?

Rachel (Administrator) 1st October 2020 at 8:04 am

Hi, on our models they do appear to be the same length. This may vary from different brands, but if they do not appear the same I would take off the needle plate to get a closer look and make sure neither were bent or snapped. Hope that helps.

The stitch fingers on my Janome 6234 are different lengths. I thought I had damaged it and broken one finger so I bought a new stitch plate only to find it was the same and there was nothing wrong with it in the first place! Now I have a spare.

I had terrible difficulty with changing the lower knife. I needed three hands so that I could hold it in place whilst screwing it in! I managed it in the end but it was tricky. I’m glad to hear that it doesn’t need to be changed very often! The reason I had to change both the upper and lower knife was because I was using pins. Concentrating hard to make sure I took them out in time. Then I was distracted and a loud clunk! I had left the pin in. I damaged both knives and had to send off for a new bottom one. It was a new machine as well and I wanted to get going with it. Learning curve! I only use clips now or, if clips won’t hold, pins well out of the way of the stitching!

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