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Serger won't stitch

After my left needle broke my machine stopped stitching. I replaced both needles and re- threaded about a million times but still not working!

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Did you put the needle in the correct way?
some times when the needle breaks it causes the machine to jump time and has to be fixed at a sewing machine repair shop.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

  • Mitza Nieves Jul 25, 2013

    What exactly does that mean? When the needle broke it sounded pretty bad!

  • there are flat sided needles and the are round needle with a groove . usually with the flat sided needles, the flat side goes to the back of the machine , you have to look in the manual to see how to correctly put the needle in the needle holder, turning the needle the wrong way ,the machine will not sew or serge. since the serger sounded pretty bad it's possible that the serger could have jumped time or caused a part to be damaged or broke a part, only by having the serger checked will you know for sure.

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Sounds as though you may have a burr or rough spot on the hook where the bobbin inserts. Run your finger along the edge of the hook to see if there are any rough spots.I'm sure you're going to find at least one from the time you broke the needle.Once you locate it, remove it with an emery stick or small sharpening stone. Polish it so that it is smooth. Should work okay.
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Couple of things I could think of: tension disks need cleaning, there is a site that tells how to clean them, maybe 2 as I recall. Other thing is it is a much older serger, (I have one I am slowly working on to bring up to working level), so it could be that a tension spring internally has lost its tension. It might need a trip to the repair man if that is the case. Another thing is are you using correct needles for the machine? Have you changed them recently? Even new needles can be bad, so if you have to change three times to triple check it can be worth it.

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The loopers must be threaded before the needles.

Make sure that the needles are not threaded. Thread the loopers and have the loose ends behind the presser foot. Then re-thread the needles and place a scrap of fabric under the foot and sew. Make sure that the edge of the fabric is not to the right of the plate, but where it would be if the knife had cut it.

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