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Starting overlocking Have threaded the machine (bernina 1300 mdc) as per instruction book and everything looks correct but the stitch won't lock. How do I get the overlocking thread started?

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Hi there,

check & correct the FF:

  • Correct thread tension.
  • Replace needle.
  • Replace needle with correct size.
  • Use proper thread or needle.
  • Check threading order.
  • Increase pressure on presser foot.
  • Reset needle.

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The 1150 is similar to your model. This manual might be of help:

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