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Thread broke on bottom looper the first time out of box i had to try and thread and the tension was still tight The bottom threads were not stiching

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I'm going to assume here you're talking about a serger. Unthread the lower looper and the eyes of the needle. Set the lower looper tension to 0. Rethread the lower looper, then the needle eyes. Then reset the lower looper tension (try about half a number lower) and see if it chains. If it won't chain, try replacing the needles.

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SOURCE: could not adjust both looper thread tention on singer ultralock

When servicing these machines I have found that the cover over the tensioners needs to be removed so you can see if there is more adjusting possible. If its a newer serger you would hold the knob somewhere in the middle (4-5) and adjust the knurled part that goes through it. Many times I have had to rebuild these tensioners as they get dirty and need cleaning and adjusting. It may take many tries until you have it adjusting correctly. But it needs to be done.

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SOURCE: my top stich thread loops and my bottom thread is

reset the top thread tension take-up spring - not the discs, the small, U shaped spring the thread goes through after the tension discs. Loosen the screw and turn the assembly down to add more tension to the spring.

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Posted on Aug 15, 2010

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SOURCE: My serger, Babylock Imagine's

I am having this same problem today. The needle threads when pressed look almost like a flatlock stitch. There seems to be no tension. With BabyLock's auto tension system, I have no idea what to do. I've been on the phone with my dealer about this today and he is clueless as to what may be causing it. I guess it's time for a checkup.

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Lower looper cotton keeps breaking


Usually it means it is not threaded correctly. Remove ALL the threads from your machine. Be sure you RAISE the presser foot when threading. ALWAYS thread in the correct order. Verify the thread path for each is correct. Check that the threads are seated in the tension disks--give each a little tug when going through the tension disk. Be sure that the thread tree is extended to its full height. Check that the lower looper threads are not set too tight. Also, always use fresh thread--no old stuff from grandma's sewing basket.

ONE MORE TIP: When a thread breaks, you will usually find it less frustrating to unthread the ENTIRE machine and start from scratch. Trying to fish a thread out of sequence will most often times end in failure.

https://help.brother-usa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/123258/~/lower-looper-thread-break

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probably need a adjustment, you may have to have the looper checked

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Upper looper thread keeps breaking


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Just bought Juki MO1000. Have threaded and re-threaded several times (easy enough) because the lower looper thread (position 1) thread breaks after sewing 4-5 inches. Any ideas?


Yep, 9 times out of 10 when thread breaks, something is not threaded correctly. Also, whenever thread breaks or becomes unthreaded, best policy is to unthread everything and start over from the beginning. Simply re-threading the broken thread will usually not work.

Remove all the thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot (important to ALWAYS do this so the threads will seat properly in the tension disks).

Rethread totally from the beginning making sure to follow the threading instructions for each thread and that the threads are threaded in the ORDER (ie upper looper, then lower looper, then needles) per the manual. If the threads are not threaded in proper order, the machine will most likely never work.

When threading the lower looper, as the last step, be sure to pull the thread tail over the top of the upper looper mechanism before pulling the thread tails under the presser foot.

If the thread continues to break, make sure the tension for that disk is not set too tight. Loosen it up and see if that makes a difference. Most factory standard thread tensions are around the midway point between the high and low numbers. Then slight adjustments can be made from that setting to tweak the tension result.

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Why does the upper looper thread keep busting?


Quite possibly the machine is not threaded correctly, the tension setting for that looper is too tight (could be the upper looper tension disk is stuck or dirty causing the thread to hang), or the thread is looped around something like the thread tree.

Replace the needles. Remove all the thread and re-thread from the beginning. Be sure to RAISE the presser foot before threading. Make sure to thread the threads in the correct order.

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After threading the machine and beginning to overlock, the loopers threads are snapping. Please help. I have tried rethreading, re placing needles and it is still doing it


have you checked the tension on the looper thread to make sure it's not to tight

are there any burrs on the loopers or in the area of the loopers where the thread come in contact with the thread?

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Unbalanced lower looper thread wraps aaround the


Loosen the upper tension looper thread by turning the dial to a lower number. The upper tension looper is to tight and pulling the lower looper thread up. Also might want to loosen or tighten the left or right needle tensions depending on the results you get. It will be a trial and error exercise to get the correct adjustment between the loopers and needle thread tensions. Otherwise, you might want to take it to an authorized husqvarna viking dealer for service. You can locate a dealer near you by visiting the husqvarna viking website and clicking on the Dealer link on the left-hand side of the page - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com

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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)

Caution!
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.

Caution:
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.




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Lower looper


It is impossible for a looper to come unthreaded if you are holding one end and the other is still feeding off the spool. Somewhere a thread broke - must be either the upper looper or the needle. Try completely re-threading your machine. Many machines have an "order" they prefer to be threaded. Try starting from the right tension guide and work to the left.

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