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Pfaff Hobbylock 776

I have lost the manual and am having trouble setting the tension. what are the basic settings please????

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The best I can say is to change all your threads to different colors and get light colored material. Start with tenstion for all set to N - normal and experiment from there. Change one thread's tension at a time, sew a long strip and check out both sides and adjust as needed. Remember to start with new serger needles and a oiled machine. I'm not an expert - I just have had a serger for 15 years.

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I have a 776. Start at the left dial set each of these onto 3 then the right hand ones onto 2.

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  • Gisela Tilch Jun 13, 2013

    i just got a 776. Did not realize how old it is, but it is well serviced. Do you like yours? thanks for any input, Gislea

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Pfaff hobbylock 776


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I need a manual for a Pfaff Hobbylock Serger 4762, where can I find one


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You may find best source is to contact Pfaff locally and source it from them direct.

You could also try www.diplodocs.com, I can't see this manual but if you go through similar model numbers manuals you may see one very similar. Overlockers/Sergers are very similar in many ways so once you've mastered one, the next one is pretty straight forward. Four tension knobs, 2 needles and 2 loopers is the norm - to get a three thread stitch you just don't thread one of the needles. Tension adjustments alter the stitch formation, and you should have a stitch length knob on the right side of the machine along with a flywheel and if it has it, differential feed (which controls the feed dogs so you can stretch, or compress the fabric as it goes under the foot).

There are some good general how to use a serger books in the marketplace too which should help. Threading up, many machines have a diagram inside the front flap, colour coded dots on the knobs, eyelets and loopers. And oiling points are often marked on this diagram too. But basically oil the two loopers where they slide/move on another metal part. Some good info here too http://sewing.about.com/od/sergersoverlock/Sergers_Overlock_Sewing_Machines.htm

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Hobbylock 797 how to thread


The hobbylocks all thread in much the same fashion.  There is a diagram for a four thread hobbylock on this website.  It would be better if you found a Pfaff dealer to show you as it is quite complicated.

 

http://www.pfaffmachines.co.uk/overlock/pfaff-hobbylock-2-overlocker.htm

 

Once you have it threaded, always cut the old threads at the spool and knot new ones on and pull through.  You will have to thread the needles as the knots will not pass through but it does save an awful lot of frustration when needing new colours on the spools.

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Where can I buy a needle bar for a Pfaff Hobbylock 776?


If you email me your location I can supply you with a new needle bar.
sewingmachines@gmail.com

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Need a manual


Go to
manuals.pfaff.com/
and type in your model number, click "search"
and it should be coming up.
you can download it for free
but you might need adobe reader to read it

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Manual


I have an extra copy of the manula for the PFAFF 783 Hobbylock. It cost me $12 plus $2 postage when I bought
it 4 years ago. Write me if interested. TRKSOCREF@aol.com

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