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Why is my serger losing power after sewing a short distance. It sews fine then will start to slow down then stop. I can repeat the process after I let it sit for a bit.

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SOURCE: Babylock Serger loosing power

Your problem is probably the stitch length adjustment cam (located on the left side of the machine) To fix this problem you will need to remove the small plastic cap (with red arrow) covering the screw securing the cam. It is usually also necessary to remove the connecting rod/sleeve that the cam rides in. Once both of these parts have been removed, you will need to carefully separate them and resurface the inside of the sleeve. This can be done with a very fine (500grit or higher) emery paper. Once the cam fits inside the sleeve without binding, reassemble using sewing machine oil or lithium grease and adjust feed dog timing.

Posted on May 17, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Baby Lock Serger BL-90. When it has been on for a while and I'm sewing, it starts to slow down sewing and then stops.

may need cleaning. you should have it serviced

Posted on Jul 03, 2012

SOURCE: sewing machine stops sews a minute slows down or stops then starts up

I suggest having the machine checked at a sewing machine shop
to see if there is something wrong with the motor, or the foot pedal
but first check to make sure the power cord & foot pedal are
connected correctly

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

SOURCE: brother serger slows down

it could be the motor or the power cord or the foot pedal,
check to make sure the power cord and the
foot pedal are connected correctly to the machine.if they are
then the machine and power cord and foot pedal need to be
checked

Posted on Nov 14, 2012

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SOURCE: baby lock bl4 736d serger slows down and stops

I have the same problem with my second hand baby lock. I found this forum http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/34282 and the problem seems to be with the "brushes". And they are a $15 part. But you will have to pay for the labour also which someone said cost her about $100.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012

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Brother serger slows down


it could be the motor or the power cord or the foot pedal,
check to make sure the power cord and the
foot pedal are connected correctly to the machine.if they are
then the machine and power cord and foot pedal need to be
checked

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Baby lock bl4 736d serger slows down and stops


Your serger needs service. (clean, oil, adjust, etc.) It may be that the motor is not lubed well enough and as it is being run it heats up and expands which causes it to bog down and stop. I would take it in for service and "mention" this issue while you are there.

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Sewing machine stops sews a minute slows down or stops then starts up


I suggest having the machine checked at a sewing machine shop
to see if there is something wrong with the motor, or the foot pedal
but first check to make sure the power cord & foot pedal are
connected correctly

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Baby lock serger motor slows down after sewing 20 minutes. Why?


Call your local service shop. Baby Locks in closets for years usually have this problem The manual recommends annual maintenance by a pro, and they will oil the internal lobes of the feed dog apparatus. It cannot be oiled from the outside, nor with covers off, but must be taken apart. If those lobes lose the oil and heat up you will feel "surging" then slowing repeatedly -- fast then slow then fast etc -- until the lobes over heat and sort of weld themselves to that small barrel looking case. So a Baby Lock can sew, then temporarily be sluggish then later slow till sluggish; and at worst, seem to be doing everything right BUT not advancing the cloth -- that's when the worst damage is done and professional repair is needed. In PA might cost $150 to fix. $70 in parts; $80 in labor (2012 prices)
Been there, done that.


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Perhaps was same as my problem.

Call your local service shop. Baby Locks in closets for years often have this problem The manual recommends annual maintenance by a pro, and they will oil the internal lobes of the feed dog apparatus. It cannot be oiled from the outside, nor with covers off, but must be taken apart. If those lobes lose the oil and heat up you will feel "surging" then slowing repeatedly -- fast then slow then fast etc -- until the lobes over heat and sort of weld themselves to that small barrel looking case. So a Baby Lock can sew, then temporarily be sluggish then later slow till sluggish; and at worst, seem to be doing everything right BUT not advancing the cloth -- that's when the worst damage is done and professional repair is needed. In PA might cost $150 to fix. $70 in parts; $80 in labor (2012 prices)
Been there, done that.

Jul 02, 2012 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Babylock Serger loosing power


Your problem is probably the stitch length adjustment cam (located on the left side of the machine) To fix this problem you will need to remove the small plastic cap (with red arrow) covering the screw securing the cam. It is usually also necessary to remove the connecting rod/sleeve that the cam rides in. Once both of these parts have been removed, you will need to carefully separate them and resurface the inside of the sleeve. This can be done with a very fine (500grit or higher) emery paper. Once the cam fits inside the sleeve without binding, reassemble using sewing machine oil or lithium grease and adjust feed dog timing.

Jul 13, 2009 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Machine slows down,stops, starts again. Foot control problem?


Yes it does sound like a faulty foot control. The power cord is probably fine, you just need the controller. Ebay is a good source for parts.

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