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Loops on the bottom

Hi all of a sudden my overlocker is looping underneath whenever I put elastic in?? Never had a problem before, any ideas??

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Http://www.babylock.com/support/faq/?FAQ=10
may have your answer.... the first thing I can think of is check your threading, if not one of the guides may have been bent, OR
that your lower looper may been knocked a bit loose.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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