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Sewing Machine or Serger Problem???

If you are experiencing stitching problems with your sewing machine or serger, the first thing to do is install a brand-new needle. A bent, dull, or defective needle is a frequent cause of sewing machine and serger problems. Also, replace the needle often. The needle wears with use, is the easiest thing to try when troubleshooting, but is the least expensive part in a sewing machine (an inexpensive fix for a frustrating experience)..

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My New Home L372 sewing machine is dropping stitches


skipped stitches
1. the needle is incorrectly inserted into the needle holder
2. the needle bent or blunt
3. Machine is not threaded properly, rethread using every thread guide
4. Wrong needle for the fabric being sewed

Mar 22, 2016 | New Home Sewing Machines

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I have an elna 664 serger and I am experiencing skipped stitching. I am sewing thicker fabric, so I am assuming this might be the problem, but not sure. I was told it might be my timing but I am not sure how to tell the difference. Please help!!


SKIPPED STITCHES ON A SERGER
1. Is the needle bent or worn--replace
2. Is the needle inserted correctly into the needle holder--check needle
3. Is the Serger threaded correctly--rethread
4. Is the presser foot pressure right for the fabric--adjust
5. Possible timing problem--need to be checked at a sewing machine shop

May 01, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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sewing machine clunking and missing stitches


the best advice is having the machine serviced, but here are some other suggestions

Jan 29, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I have re-threaded, changed needles, adjusted the differential and cutting width but cannot sew a single seam without the stitches skipping, sometimes several in a row and sometimes only one.


SKIPPED STITCHES ON A SERGER

1. Is the needle bent or worn--replace

2. Is the needle inserted correctly into the needle holder--check needle

3. Is the Serger threaded correctly--rethread

4. Is the presser foot pressure right for the fabric--adjust
5. are the needles the correct ones for the serger
6. Possible timing problem--need to be checked at a sewing machine shop

Sep 18, 2013 | White Sewing Speedylock 1600 Mechanical...

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