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Upper knife does not go down

Hi, I recently purchased a refurbished Brother serger 1034d, From Kens sewing and vacumm center, and when I got it out the box and started getting to know all the parts of my new machine, I wanted to lower the upper knife with the knife lever and it would not go down, I'm new to serging and this is my first serger, what i'm doing wrong?
THANKS ANYWAY!!!

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  • ivemieses May 27, 2009

    Hi, I figured it out myself, you have to press the knife lever down, ONLY with the NEEDLE in the LOWEST POSITION, if not the knife will not go down.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    replace upper knife in Serger

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Where can i get a new knife/blade for a kenmore serger Model 385.81595

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If the knife is straight up and down it is in the cutting mode if it is pointing at you it is in the up mode,

you need to push it in and turn toward you at the same time to bring it straight up and down

mine is tuff and hard to do

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