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Replacing needle on Singer overlocker.

The manual should have instructions. Most overlocker needles have a screw that holds each needle in place. Just loosen the screw with the screwdriver that came with your machine, slide the old needle out (note which direction the flat side of the needle is facing), insert the new needle as far up as it will go, and tighten the screw. Don't lose those screws or drop them inside the machine. If you remove a needle so you can serge without it, be sure to tighten that screw so it doesn't fall out.


Mar 02, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How to change needle on Singer overlocker.

Hello Elizabeth Neilson

'not sure which Singer overlocker needs needle change. However a free downloadable manual is available here:

Please let me know how this works out for you.

Happy overlocking!

Mar 02, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Can I replace the plate needle on the singer profinish serger myself

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[PDF]Singer 14CG754 Serger Commercial Grade Manual.

Jan 10, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Threading instructions

There are manuals for several of the submodels of the Singer 81 class here:

Apr 25, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How to thread a singer serger overlock machine

you can visit the Singer website and download a pdf manual from there. Link is, type the manual number into the search field and click "search" then wait for the screen to build. There should be a red box "Download now" beside your model, click on this then again wait a while as the pdf file will be large. Once it opens to your screen you can save it to your PC, then print it out and bind or staple it up.

Threading a serger is completely different to a sewing machine and you will find a set of tweezers and a wire loop are invaluable. If these are not in your machine kit, then you should be able to buy from a sewing centre. You need to thread up in the sequence shown in the manual. For a four thread stitch this is probably upper looper, lower looper, then the two needles. But check the manual as it may be different on yours. Many sergers will have a threading diagram inside the front looper cover and this really helps until you get used to the machine. If you have cone holders in your kit put these onto the spool holders to keep the cones steady. Take the thread from the cone up to the aerial loop, down into the top loop, around the tension dial ensuring the thread has seated in correctly, then follow the threading guide down through the looper eyes and across to the stitching bed. Repeat for each thread path, then pull all four threads under the raised presser foot, lower the foot and chain off. Test stitch on fabric and look at the stitch, then adjust the tension dials for the loopers if needed. Needle tension shouldn't need changing usually.

Also check the manual to see if your model takes standard 130/704H needles, many do. But some sergers need a EL needle, its just a little longer. If you primarily plan to stitch knits on yours, then use ball point needles to stop stitches skipping. Otherwise sharps are fine, normally size 80 or 90. You won't need to change the needles as often as you do on your sewing machine but change if the stitch quality starts to go off.

And remember, always lift the aerial up to full height when you start to use the machine each time. The thread flows very fast through these machines and you need the aerial up high to give clearance for the cones so the thread can run off them smoothly.

Its a really good idea initally to thread up in 4 different thread colours and then you can diagnose the thread formation and see which thread to adjust tensions to get a good overlocked seam. Factory settings are usually 5 on all four tension dials but check your manual to double check this. Many times if you change colour thread, you can just knot on the new colour at the cone, turn the tension dial to zero then pull that thread through. This works fine for the loopers and on the needles, you just need to cut the knot off and thread the needle with the new colour. Then turn tensions back to normal setting, put the thread under the foot and chain off.

And if you do have a Singer dealership near you, perhaps see if they have a serger class as there is a few techniques that are so much easier to learn when shown; such as stitching into a right angle or turning an outside square corner and how to finish of the thread tails at the end of a seam.

There is also some good pages of info on the website, Debbie covers overlockers/sergers there and gives good photos and info as well as free projects.

I trust this helps you get started with your Singer Overlocker.

Oct 05, 2011 | Singer 14SH654

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I have a Singer Ultarlock 14U34 and need to know how to adjust the stitch width.

You can download a manual from this link,234b.pdf

Check page 16, changing the seam width is done by moving the cutting blade left or right and using only one needle. So if you want the narrowest seam, use the right needle only, remove the left one, and move the blade as far left as you can. Your manual says to turn machine off at the wall for safety, many overlockers will have a motor cutout when you open the front covers, but its good practice to turn off too. Then you put pressure against the upper moveable blade and swing it up out of the way and make adjustment to the lower fixed blade with a screwdriver in your kit (some overlockers it is a knob you move to move the blade position).

And reverse for a wide stitch, use left needle for 3 thread wide seam, and move the blade far right.

You can also use the 4 thread seam where you use both needles and trim up narrow but the seam will be heavier than a three thread.

Each time you make changes to the amount of fabric being trimmed, you may need to finess the upper and lower looper tensions to ensure the seam is tensioned enough to just meet on the cut edge of the fabric. This is the norm for overlockers, each fabric will behave a little differently so you need to test stitch and adjust a little. Your manual will explain this process too.

Sep 05, 2011 | Singer 14SH654

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Looking for instruction manual for a singer ultralock model 14U344B

on the singer website it show it has a operation manual free download

go to the singer website, go to the homepage

at the bottom of the homepage look for instruction manual & click on it

it will take you to another page

in the box put the number 14U344B & click search

the one in the middle is a free download

Aug 10, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Neeed manuel for singer serger 14u344b

Check the singer website for a operation manual
Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
At the bottom of the page look for instruction manual--click on it
It will take you to another page
In the box put the model number (example 14u344b) & click search
They have a free download (the one in the middle)

Aug 09, 2011 | Singer Tiny Serger TS380

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Singer overlocker

Most likely is the left looper thread is trapping the needle threads.

Remove the threads and start over in this sequence....

Left looper - right looper - left needle - right needle.

If you thread the needles before the lower looper, the needle thread wrapped over the looper will be under the looper thread and will never be free to form a stitch, so the threading sequence is critical.

Jun 08, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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