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Bernina 1300 dc overlocker does not form stitches on chainstitch

My overlocker doesnt make chainstitch without loops on the underside, i recently tried removing the oval discs on the inside where the thread is passed around as there was a lot of thread wound around the moving base, so i lost the correct positioning of the discs, can anyone tell me how to get the right positioning as i believe this is the problem. i live on a tiny island that hasnt even heard of bernina so i have to perform all repairs myself any information will be really appreciated.

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SOURCE: bernina 1300 dc overlocker skipping stitches

Make sure the chain stitch thread is threaded exactly as it should be, make doubly sure the thread comes off the bobbin vertically and runs through all eyes smoothly. Any faults in the threading causes extra tension at the needle despite what the tension is set on.
If this is not the cause then the needle depth and the looper timing needs checking.
Rob

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Starting overlocking

hi there,

check & correct the FF:

  • Correct thread tension.
  • Replace needle.
  • Replace needle with correct size.
  • Use proper thread or needle.
  • Check threading order.
  • Increase pressure on presser foot.
  • Reset needle.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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A serger (overlocker) is not a sewing machine. If you look at the inside seams of a purchased t-shirt, you will usually find a serge stitch that was created using a serger (overlocker). A serger/overlocker usually uses 3 or 4 threads to create that stitch. It also trims the fabric at the same time it finishes the fabric edge. The serge stitch is a chain stitch that, if you pull a particular thread, the entire stitch will come undone.

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If the needle threaded, you cannot re-thread the lower looper without breaking the thread.
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Starting overlocking


hi there,

check & correct the FF:
  • Correct thread tension.
  • Replace needle.
  • Replace needle with correct size.
  • Use proper thread or needle.
  • Check threading order.
  • Increase pressure on presser foot.
  • Reset needle.

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I found a screw on the bobbin case (where you put the cotton for the underside stitching) which was very loose. I tightened it and that created more tension for the bottom thread which solved the problem.

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Bernina 1300 dc overlocker skipping stitches


Make sure the chain stitch thread is threaded exactly as it should be, make doubly sure the thread comes off the bobbin vertically and runs through all eyes smoothly. Any faults in the threading causes extra tension at the needle despite what the tension is set on.
If this is not the cause then the needle depth and the looper timing needs checking.
Rob

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