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Threading a Pfaff Hobbylock 776

Having trouble keeping the lower loopers threaded on the Hobbylock 776 that came to me recently. Has been serviced and sews perfectly sometimes. How can I solve the problem?

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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.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: the thread in the lower looper breaks frequently I

Try replacing the needle. It may be bent. I use polyester/cotton thread in the bobbin as it is stronger and resists breaking. A loose or a tight adjustment on the bobbin holder can also cause breaking. Check with a service shop for this one if you are not familiar.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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SOURCE: My serger will only sew a few inches, then the

Been there, done that. Old serger almost went out the window more than once.

Raise the thread antenna and loopers to their highest positions.

Set the tensions to zero. If your serger has auto-tension, raise the presser foot as this also opens the tensions.

Begin threading from the right as indicated in your manual or on the door of the serger.

If this continues, the serger may need to be serviced as the timing could be the problem.

Ask before leaving the serger as the service cost usually starts around $100.

I finally gave in and bought a Babylock with instant jet-air threading.

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Threading Diagram Pfaff 774 Hobbylock

Here is how:
http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Pfaff_Sewing_Machine_Threading/Pfaff_774_threading_Diagram.htm

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi :) Just got a Hobbylock 788 and need to thread

Here is the trick: If you look at your thread spools, left to right, thread machine beginning with thread from spool 3, then 4, then 1, then 2.

Thread 4 is tricky. You must line up the purple line on the big wheel on the right end in order to do this. Thread the machine according to the diagram on the inside, then, making sure you lined up the purple line, push the lever at the bottom of the machine (below threading guides) to the left while holding on to the thread end. This will push the thread up and along the horizontal arm you just threaded.

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

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Best advice would be to consult your owner's manual. The most common serger problems are caused by incorrect threading or not threading the threads in the proper order. With most sergers, the upper looper should be threaded first. The lower looper is threaded second and the lower looper thread tail should drape OVER the upper looper. Then thread the needles.

Be sure when threading that each thread is pulled snugly into the tension disks.

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un thread your needles before threading the Lower looper. thread lower looper, then thread needles and your good to go

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Threading order


try having longer thread tails and keep them pulled to the back of the serger

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I am looking for a lower looper for a Pfaff Hobbylock 4860 serger


There are some for sale on Ebay:

(this one has a better price tag)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pfaff-Home-Sewing-Lower-Looper-330667?item=280441236342&category=41248&rdZ1QQssPageNameZWINQ3aPOST0Q3aRECOQ3aBIN&cmd=ViewItem


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Janome 9200d HAVING PROBLEMS SETTING TENSION. PUT SETTING AT 3 AS RECOMMENDED BUT THE LOWER LOOPER KEEPS SNAPPING.


I presume you mean that the lower looper thread is breaking; are you sure that the thread is not snagging somewhere on the aerial, on the thread stand or on one of the thread guides? Is the aerial fully extended? You need the clearance so the thread can flow off the cones quickly.

Also, some overlockers have a little slide device on the lower looper to make threading up easier, you slide it over to access the thread guide, then slide it back into position to stitch. Is yours like this; and if so, is it back into the right position.

If you are absolutely certain that your threading up is correct then I'd be looking at the tension dial on the lower looper. Give it a clean, reseat the thread into it, and test if it is tensioning correctly. Pull the thread from below the tension on 3, then turn up to 5 or 6, does it feel significantly tighter to pull? Turn down to zero, does it pull through easily?.

If the above doesn't resolve the issue, then perhaps time for a professional service, perhaps the tension device is faulting or the timing is slightly out.

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


I can't find a manual for this model, however there is a general hobbylock book http://sewingonline.co.uk/library/know-your-pfaff-hobbylock.html which would certainly be a good start.

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

Hope this assists you a little.

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The lower looper keeps breaking thread


Hi,...if the lower looper thread is breaking before you sew six inches or more then I suspect a threading problem.When the lower looper thread breaks, You MUST unthread the needles before you thread the lower looper. Thread the looper and then rethread the needles.

Hope that helps,
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Hi :) Just got a Hobbylock 788 and need to thread


Here is the trick: If you look at your thread spools, left to right, thread machine beginning with thread from spool 3, then 4, then 1, then 2.

Thread 4 is tricky. You must line up the purple line on the big wheel on the right end in order to do this. Thread the machine according to the diagram on the inside, then, making sure you lined up the purple line, push the lever at the bottom of the machine (below threading guides) to the left while holding on to the thread end. This will push the thread up and along the horizontal arm you just threaded.

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Pfaff Hobbylock 776


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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Threading a husqvarna huskylock 1001L serger


Solution taken from "Handbook for Huskylock Sewing Machine Models 1001L/1000L/1000"

1. Raise the presser foot by using presser foot lever. When the presser foot is raised, the two thread tension discs in the thread tension control panel are released so that thread passes freely between them. Otherwise thread tension may not be correct.

Important! When threading the needle, always be sure to lift the presser foot lever, and also take care to thread in the proper order.

Threading order:
1. Upper looper thread (green)
2. Lower looper thread (blue)
3. Double chain stitch looper thread (purple) in case of 5 thread stitch or double chain stitch
4. Right needle thread (red)
5. Left needle thread or double chain needle thread (yellow)

Caution!
Because the left thread tension dial (yellow) is used for either the left needle or the double chain stitch needle, these needles will never be used at the same time.

Upper looper (green) sequence:
1. Thread holder (silver triangle openings attached to thread holder stand)
2. Thread guide (flat silver clips just behind thread tension disc)
3. Thread tension disc (circular knobs with numbers for tension setting)
4. Pull thread around upper looper guide and upper looper
5. Pull thread into hole of upper looper

Lower looper (blue)
Repeat 1, 2, 3.
4. Pull thread around guide (see color coded chart inside front serger cover).

Easy threading mechanism (for lower looper)
1. Pull out the lower looper threading lever
2. Thread the lower looper and position the thread on hook of the lower looper
threading lever.
3. Push the lower looper threading lever back to its basic position while
holding the end of the thread.

Caution:
When returning the lower looper threading lever, always make sure that the two
blue triangle marks (directional arrows) meet each other.

Right needle thread (red)
Left needle thread (yellow)
Important: Thread the needles after threading of lower looper and upper looper.
First raise the presser foot lever, and then thread the needle threads in order shown in color coded thread guide.




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