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Baby lock serger bl80

Fabric doesn't feed

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Baby Lock Protege BL5370Ed Serger

I was in a similar position (but had the manual). The manual isn't as complete as I'd like. Anyway, what finally got mine working were the following:
1. turn all tensions to zero before putting thread through them
2. thread the upper looper, then lower looper, then needles.
3. when threading the lower looper (mine kept pulling out), after passing the thread through the looper eye, it needs to go pretty much straight up, not wrapping around anything else - other thread, for example. Mine was at one point trying to wrap itself around a post.
4.when everything is all threaded up, make sure all threads are under the foot *and* pulled to the left (even though the manual says pull to the back). Then chain off without fabric, turning the handwheel by hand to make sure loops are forming. If so, adjust tensions to where you think they should be (mine are currently all between 2 and 5), and add fabric. Then tweak as needed.

For me, this was a lot of trial & error, hair-pulling, and getting tips 1, 2, and 4. I figured out #3 on my own, with much swearing along the way. Good luck!

LF

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: feed dogs on serger don't advance

I use my BLSE200 all the time and ran into the same problem just last week. After pulling out my hair in frustration, I finally realized it had to do with the stitch length. Something wasn't connecting after I adjusted the stitch length, so when I re-set the stitch length, it popped things back into alignment and the feed dogs started working again. *whew* Hope that helps!

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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Tally Girl
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SOURCE: left needle on baby lock serger "imagine" skips

Change needles if they have done a few hours. Ales use ballpoint if seaming stretch fabrics. Also you can get EL 705 needles, which have a longer scarf (groove at back) which helps with the loopers catching the needle thread. Or SUK is the stretch type with this longer scarf Also if you are using cheaper thread cones, try a better quality with smoother finish and consistent weight, this will help too. However if this doesn't resolve issue, your looper timing might need adjustment.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011

Tally Girl
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SOURCE: Baby lock serger will not feed, fabric want come out from under presser foot.

what is the stitch length set to? should be 2.5 or thereabouts for normal serging.
Is the pressure foot pressure turned up too high perhaps?
The reasons I could think of for it not feeding through would be:
- the feed dogs under the pressure foot are out of position/not moving
- that the differential feed is turned up so its pushing the fabric back to the front of the machine
- stitch length is set very low so hardly moving the fabric at all
- or youv'e got a thread tangle happening around the foot/blade area.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012

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Check the feed dogs are in the right spot, when they move they should be just above the needle plate. If they aren't then your feed dogs are disengaged and you need to push the button or leaver that re-engages them. If the feed dogs are in the right place then you may have the wrong presser foot on the machine and will need to change the presser foot to one with a slightly longer shank.

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ok. Never pull fabric, it will bend the needle and cause you even more problem. So stop doing that.

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if the fabric won't move then there is something wrong with the
feed dogs, check in the needle plate to see if you can see the feed
dogs. you should be able to see them & touch them with your finger
since they are not moving the fabric it would be a good idea to
have the machine checked
I'm putting a link for a free manual for the machine, you can check
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http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/463_2932_esf.pdf

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have you checked the presser foot to see if the presser foot is holding
the fabric against the feed dogs so they can move the fabric thru to
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Feed dog lever should lower the feed dogs, these are the teeth that grip and move the fabric foward and backwards as the needle goes up and down, they are under the needle plate.

Only time you would lower the feed dogs is if you want to do free motion embroidery or darning perhaps.

So no, don't touch for normal seam stitching. If you are sewing very heavy fabric you may want to lessen the pressure on the presser foot a little (if your machine has this adjustment it will be a knob on top of the head above the pressure foot area).

You may find that your machine doesn't really like very thick fabrics. Sewing something like upholstery weight with a domestic machine is pretty ambitious; an industrial strength machine is best bet.

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if you have a manual check where your feed dog knob is, push the knob in the opposite direction,,if that doesn't help then something may be wrong with the feed dogs,,you should be able to see the feed dogs in the needle plate area & to feel them with your fingers.
you may need to have the machine serviced at a sewing shop

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