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Serger locked. My sergers handwheel is locked. I have removed and cleaned out, lint, threads. and oiled the machine. how can i get it to unlock.

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Unfortunately my experience has been whenever a serger gets "locked up" or "frozen" it requires a trip to the service department or getting a new machine. Best bet call your repairman and tell him what the problem is. You won't be able to fix it yourself.

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