sorry if this thread doesnt go in here, i couldnt find a techical or troubleshooting forum for it to go in, so the mods can move it if necessary.
anyway, about a year and a half ago, i bought a janome Mini Sew (model number 525, though the "sewist 525s" which ive read is the same item, looks nothing like what i have!) to help me with my costume work. at the time, i felt bad about splashing out on such an extravagance, but since then, its become one of the best purchases i have ever made! anyway, i was using it to make some hair bows a few days ago, and it started to go wrong. when i was trying to start some seams, the fabric got chewed up, and i ended up with a string of knots sitting in the hole underneath the needle, which i had to unpluck. after several tried of this, it eventually got a lot worse, and the last time i tried, the thread got tangled up all inside the bobbin chamber underneath the needle, and messed everything up.
i opened the compartment to fix it, and the holder thing that the bobbin sits in came out, and now i cant get it back in! i tried putting it back in the only way i could see how, but when i tried it, it obviously didnt work, because the needle came down onto it, and hit the plastic, breaking the needle. now, i lost my instructions when i recently moved house (probably under one of my beds buried), and the website wont let me download another instruction manual (dowload link isnt working for me), so, can anyone here help me in trying to get this part of the machine properly back in place so it doesnt break the needle? ive tried every conceivable location and place for it, but it still does not work!
thanks for your time