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2000ats - not serging

When serging, the fabric advances, the thread advances, but it's not actually sewing. I'm just left with holes where the needles went in. For some reason the thread isn't catching.

I changed the needles, opened it up and did my best to clean it out (not unscrewing anything that is), rethreaded it too.
I remember in the past it being picky about the order that it has to be threaded - does anyone know which lower looper is best to thread first?

any other ideas?


Thank you.

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  • eb98466 Jan 08, 2009

    I have the exact same problem as posted in Sept 2008.



    When serging, the fabric advances, the thread advances, but it's not actually sewing. I'm just left with holes where the needles went in. For some reason the thread isn't catching.

    I changed the needles, opened it up and did my best to clean it out (not unscrewing anything that is), rethreaded it too.
    I remember in the past it being picky about the order that it has to be threaded - does anyone know which lower looper is best to thread first?

    any other ideas?


    Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    fabric got jammed. put new needles in. rethreaded all, but lower looper-as I turn wheel crosspiece doesn't move right for me to thread thru left hole. also, needle hits that piece as i lower the needles. how do I adjust?

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Make sure the tension disks are clean and not binding.. You can use a piece of yarn dampened with alcohol and floss the disks.

Threading order is:
1) Upper Looper first
2) Lower Looper
3) Right Needle -- exception: if you are doing 3 thread using left needle only
4) Left Needle

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

  • Delia Oct 12, 2008

    I forgot to add that the threading order I listed before ( first Upper Looper, then Lower Looper, Right Needle, then Left Needle) is normal for most 3 or 4 thread machines, but it Does Not Mean All machines.

    You need to check your manual or quick threading guide for the particular stitch you are doing. The 5 to 10-thread machines have a different order for some of the stitches, and different thread paths for things like the chain stitch -- if your machine can do that stitch. You have to read your manual carefully so you don't miss a step.

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