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Threading problems with Huskylock 430

Yesterday, my machine was working perfectly...finishing tablecloth edges for church event. Then when I changed colors of thread, it wouldn't sew at all. I have followed diagram on machine, diagram in instruction book, still no looping at all. I can't see problems with threading. (this is not a new machine, I've used it for years with never this much trouble).

Does anyone know exactly how the different threads should be positioned under the presser foot? All the diagrams just show dangling ends. I feel like there is some detail I'm missing to make them come together to form the loops.

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SOURCE: 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.




Posted on Oct 20, 2008

safenude
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SOURCE: HUSKYLOCK 430

Welcome to FixYa! I'm the expert that chose your issue to solve. If you are happy with my service, please reward me with a "FixYa" rating and a comment so that I can continue to improve my customer service.

Husqvarna doesn't have a method to download instruction manuals directly from their website since they work through a dealer network. However, there are a number of online dealers and this one in particular has a manual that you can download for $5.00 or you can buy a print copy from them.

http//www.mastersewusa.com/info_hv_430.html


Regarding your footpedal, this company also sells accessories online. If, on the other hand, you want to find a local dealer, you can use this link:

http://webservices.us.vsmgroup.com/DealerLocator.aspx?Brand=Viking

Thanks again for using FixYa!


Posted on Jan 31, 2009

kent581
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SOURCE: Viking Lily - free motion quilting - thread loops on underside.

I need more info.
>Where is your presser fooot pressure set(1-9) it should be around 4?
>How fast are you free motioning (faster is better? from 1-10 10 being full speed.
>Is your bobbin threaded correctly (I need to cover the basics.)?
>Never never use a needle smaller than a 90/14 for free motion (I know everyone's an expert...but trust me)
After all this, it's OK to tighten your tension up on top a little when free motioning and getting eyelashes/spider webs on bottom. around 6 should do it though.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

sew dutch
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SOURCE: Thread looping on the bottom

Thread looping on the bottom means you have a problem with the top thread. In your case there is no tension on your top thread. Take all the thread out of the top and start threading over. Make sure you follow the correct path and make sure the thread goes through the tension discs. Then at the time of sewing, make sure your foot is down (this closes the tension discs and gives the thread the tension.) You may have worked on the tension setting while not realizing the thread was not in between theses discs, so also make sure the top tension disc setting is in the average before sewing.
Good luck.

(If you see loops on top, it means you have a problem with the bottom thread)

Posted on May 25, 2009

Zenqi
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SOURCE: I need a threading diagram for a Viking Huskylock 560ED serger

Call Husqvarna Viking at 440-808-6550 and they will email you a PDF of the manual.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: looping underneath

I watched a 'You Tube' demo that showed ........if you loosen or tighten the very small screw at the base of the bobbin this gives you the correct tension & stops the looping under the fabric........I didn't even know this screw existed ! It is trial & era at first re the correct tension but you do get there.... the art is to do it in small mini stages.....like you hardly move it ! Thanks to 'You Tube' I can now get on and finish my drapes !

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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