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Eclipse DX Help My upper thread' When I thread the uppper looper thread though the jet stream hole and pump until Isee the thread (kept peeking) I could get it after it goes though, but I try to sew the thead won't feed with the others. It is there but it won't hook on with the others. Therefore it is loose riding with the rest.

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Re: Eclipse DX

I had the same issue with a machine that I was asked to problem solve for someone.
My solution was that the clasp that switches from a 2 thread to a 3/4 thread was in the wrong position.
Give this a try and hope it helps .

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Re: Eclipse DX

It is important to leave about 3 inches out of the end of the loopers when threading. leave them lie where they come out of the jets. Put fabric under the foot and sew, do not wory about putting the thread under the foot. If it still does not work try changing the needles.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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Serger is not stitching at all. It has something to do with how the thread is installed. Needing a diagram

The diagram is on the inside of the serger door;

Raise the antenna to it's highest position.
Turn the handwheel until the loopers are at their highest position.
Set tensions to zero and raise the presser foot.
Begin threading from right to left, beginning with the upper looper.
Set the tensions back to mid-range.
Lower the presser foot and stitch a chain and if it is formed as it should be you are ready to serge.

There are manuals available for downloading at the Babylock website for the models DX and SX.

May 07, 2010 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Where is the upper looper on Baby Lock Eclipse model DX

This is what an upper looper looks like

It is the one in the back and point toward the needles.

The looper in the front is the lower looper and points away from the needles.

Open both doors on the front of the serger and you will see the loopers to the left of the thread ports.

Mar 28, 2010 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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I require operating instructions as to what is requiered for flat bed stitching?

I can share the information for my BabyLock Imagine in hopes that it will help you.

There are options of 2 or three threads.

For the 2 thread the serger must have a 2-thread converter- aka, auxiliary looper or subsidiary looper.

This is a spring type mechanism that fits in a small hole at the top of the upper looper. It 'tricks' the upper looper into thinking it is threaded. It must be engaged by connecting to a small hole in the upper looper

Set up the serger for a 2 or 3 thread right or left needle.

Stitch width - wide if you are using the left needle and normal if for the right needle; length 1 - 3mm.

Needle tension loosened and looper tension normal.

Disengage the cutting blade..

Set the differential feed at normal.

Hope this will help.

Mar 19, 2010 | Janome Memory Craft Compulock

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The order in which to thread the serger

Your serger should be color coded for threading. Just do one at a time either left to right or right to left with the cones. And you should be all set.

Apr 19, 2009 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Don't know how to use Janome serger 1110de

The order of threading is most important. If you letter the tension knobs from left to right A,B,C,and D. The order for threading it is C,D, B, A. There are two arms under the needle that cross each other called loopers. The order is upper looper, lower looper, right needle, left needle .I'm sure there is a diagram under the cover when you open it. Most do. It would be very helpfull to use a long threading tweezers to guide the thread through the holes. The lower looper has a hole in the back to put the thread through then through the front hole ( though some newer sergers have a lever that you put the thread on and it does it for you and over the thread of the upper looper and out the back.
It would help alot more if I knew the brand and model of your serger so these are basic instructions. Hope I helped.

Feb 12, 2009 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Just replaced my uppper looper on my white 1634....

The upper looper goes just in front of the needles. I had issues with my machine when I got some fabric jammed and the looper moved so it wasn't catching the left needle and it was sewing a straight stitch on the left. The looper needs to be placed in front of the needles and very close to the needles without hitting them.

Hope this helps!

Nov 01, 2008 | Singer White Speedylock 1634

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BabyLock Proline upper looper thread keeps breaking

I ended up switching the spools of thread around. Apparently, even though I had purchased good quality threads, one of the spools was wound in a way that made the thread loop and twist around. So I put the offending spool of thread through one of the needles and put the needle thread on the upper looper. That seems to be working. By the way, BabyLoc was very unhelpful dealing with this problem.  Thank you!

Aug 26, 2008 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Instructions for threading Baby lock eclipse BLE1LX for 2 thread sergering

I have just learned this :)
Either needle thread may be engaged for 2-thread serging.
1. Open the front cover and cutting blade cover, cut the upper looper thread just above the threading guide ( this is plate that has two holes for the threads) Raise the presser foot and pull out the clipped thread from under the foot. Remove upper thread from the machine (or you can leave the cone thread on, it doesn't matter).
2. Rotate the handwheel to bring the upper looper to its lowest position.
3. Rotate the subsidiary looper up and to the left, then slip the end into the upper looper thread eye from backside.(this sounds complicated, yes? but it is very simple : the looper has a counter part that is spring-locked to move from left to right and right to left. This is the little claw-looking part of the looper that when in the postion to serg with four threads is to the right side of the looper. It looks like a scorpion's tale. If you can't figure which part it is, use your finger to probe the looper and you'll feel it give a little. This part needs to be moved to the left - it will not slide over, but swing up and over and down, like an arch. Then, where the thread comes out of the looper is where you want the little claw-like part to hook into.)
4. Close the covers. Decrease the needel tension - this depends on what the stitch length is. Stitch length: 2-3, stitch width: 3.0 = L needle n/a, R needle 1; upper looper n/a, lower looper 5
stitch length: 2-3, stitch width: 5.0 = L needle 0, R needle n/a, upper looper n/a, lower looper 3.5

Those are for a flatlock stitch - for a 2-thread rolled edge :
Stitch length: 0.5, stitch width: M = L needle n/a, R needle 4.5, upper looper n/a, lower looper 3.5
Stitch lenght: 1.0, stitch width: M = L needle n/a, R needle 4, upper lopper n/a, lower looper 3.0

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Aug 10, 2008 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Threading the loopers

try to leave lots of slack thread ( 14 inches at least ) .

Jul 19, 2008 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Threading a husqvarna huskylock 1001L serger

Solution taken from "Handbook for Huskylock Sewing Machine Models 1001L/1000L/1000"

1. Raise the presser foot by using presser foot lever. When the presser foot is raised, the two thread tension discs in the thread tension control panel are released so that thread passes freely between them. Otherwise thread tension may not be correct.

Important! When threading the needle, always be sure to lift the presser foot lever, and also take care to thread in the proper order.

Threading order:
1. Upper looper thread (green)
2. Lower looper thread (blue)
3. Double chain stitch looper thread (purple) in case of 5 thread stitch or double chain stitch
4. Right needle thread (red)
5. Left needle thread or double chain needle thread (yellow)

Because the left thread tension dial (yellow) is used for either the left needle or the double chain stitch needle, these needles will never be used at the same time.

Upper looper (green) sequence:
1. Thread holder (silver triangle openings attached to thread holder stand)
2. Thread guide (flat silver clips just behind thread tension disc)
3. Thread tension disc (circular knobs with numbers for tension setting)
4. Pull thread around upper looper guide and upper looper
5. Pull thread into hole of upper looper

Lower looper (blue)
Repeat 1, 2, 3.
4. Pull thread around guide (see color coded chart inside front serger cover).

Easy threading mechanism (for lower looper)
1. Pull out the lower looper threading lever
2. Thread the lower looper and position the thread on hook of the lower looper
threading lever.
3. Push the lower looper threading lever back to its basic position while
holding the end of the thread.

When returning the lower looper threading lever, always make sure that the two
blue triangle marks (directional arrows) meet each other.

Right needle thread (red)
Left needle thread (yellow)
Important: Thread the needles after threading of lower looper and upper looper.
First raise the presser foot lever, and then thread the needle threads in order shown in color coded thread guide.

Jun 24, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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