Question about Sewing Machines
The fabric isn't moving through the machine
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like as the machine builds up friction from extended use, some vital part is lacking lubrication and is seizing up. A good service person will remove ALL of the covers and thoroughly air clean and oil every moving part. Sometimes these dry points are hard to find and patience is required.
You can get a sewing machine oiler with a long applicator and put a drop of oil on anything that moves, but over oiling can be messy.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
Sergers are not really meant to sew very thick material. The blades have a maximum amount of range, or thickness that they can reach to cut. If you go outside that range, get ready for a big repair bill! You can break loopers and even the needle plate when you "push" a serger. My advise would be to use you sewing machine for the, "pounding" work. The type of material matters too, A thick Quilt like fabric can be sewn becatuse it's not dense material. A thinner harder denim could max out at 3 layers because of it"s hard finish. If the fabric you're sewing isn't dense like, you could just need new knives.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
Sounds like your feed dogs are in the down position. Make sure they are in position "A" (see picture)
Also, make sure your length dial is set to a medium setting (Usually 1.5 - 3)
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
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