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Needles on Overlock 760DE not moving up or down

The needles (two in place) will not move at all so cannot stitch. The handwhhel appears to be stuck or stiff but moves when I unscrew the centre screw although the needles still do not move. Can anyone help?

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Unless you have thread caught in and around your loopers somewhere inside the machine... then I would suggest that overlocker goes to a service repair place.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

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Look at the feed dogs under the foot see if they are raised high enough to pull the material through.

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Hey RM check the bobbin area and see if the hook area has any thead cought in it you might have to remove the bobbin case to see it

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Hello we had the same problem with our sewing machine. After playing with it we found there is a bobbin winding assembly lever that moves back and forth. By moving it the needle moved. This helped us. Hope it helps you. embreyR97@yahoo.com if you have questions.

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Check the settings for bobbin winding to be sure they are not activated.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Thread bunches up in the bobbin area and needle

Check to see if the thread coming off the spool is tangling on the spool pin or getting caught in the crack on the spool top where the thread originally comes off spool. Make sure the spool pin is pushed all the way to the right to secure your thread and then back it off slightly so the thread pulls evenly off the spool. Whenever your bobbin thread gets bunched it is usually something is wrong with the threading of the UPPER thread and vice versa. Let me know if this solves your problem.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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How do I replace my twin needles on my brother overlock 1334 D ?


That is not a twin needle. It is actually two individual needles that are separate. (There are actually some stitches that you would use only one needle, ie hem.)

The manual will have instructions on how to replace the needles. There appears to a hex screw immediately above the needles that is used to remove or secure the needles. With the hex tool included with your machine, loosen that set screw (be careful because both needles will become loose and can drop down into the machine). Hold the needle(s) with the flat side facing the back of the machine, slip them all the way up in the needle holes, hold them in place while tightening the hex screw. Be Careful to not lose the hex screw that hold the needle or drop the screw or needle down into the machine.

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Nov 12, 2016 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Brother 1034d serger skipping stitches. Stitches are loose even when adjusting the tension.


It appears that there are two issues: skipping stitches, and, loose stitches. Let's deal with them individually but first some general points to check.
1. Change both needles for completely fresh ones out of the package. Make sure that they are inserted all the way up, this is very important. The right needle should appear longer than the left one. Make sure also that you are using the correct needles for your serger.
2. Use a good quality thread with very little stretch, almost no fuzzies, and in pastel colour. Dark thread ages quicker, therefore has a shorter shelf live. A good quality sewing machine thread is also acceptable.
3. Make sure that the tension dials are clean and free of lint or other debris.
4. Re-thread the serger in this order, keeping the presser foot in the down position at all times
a) Upper looper. Ensure that the thread is securely embedded inside the tension discs. Place the thread tail under the presser foot to 11:00 o'clock and place the presser foot down again
b) Lower looper. This is the difficult one to thread but make sure that all the thread guides are properly threaded as well as the upper looper elbow. Check that the thread is lodged between the tension discs. Once the lower looper eye is threaded, place the thread in front and over the upper looper and then under the presser foot to 11:00 o'clock and place the presser foot down again.
c) Right Needle. Thread the right needle path, again ensuring that the thread is between the tension discs. Place the thread tail under the presser foot to 11:00 o'clock and lower the presser foot.
d) Left Needle. Proceed as with left needle.
e) Double check that all tension dials have their respective threads embedded between the discs by pulling firmly up on each thread above the tension dials.
f) Check that the stitch length is set to between 2.5 and 3.0, differential to normal, blade position to middle, blade is engaged, and upper looper converter not in use.
g) Set tensions to recommended setting for 4-thread overlock.
g) Make a test stitch out. How is it? Still having the same issue/s?
If yes, continue with the items listed below, otherwise have a great time serging.

Skipping Stitches:
1. Check that the looper tips are smooth. Burrs will cause problems.
2. Check that the needles match the type of fabric being sewn.

Loose Stitches:
1. Double check threading.
2. Debris caught between tension discs will also manifest itself in loose stitches. Take an 8" X 6" piece of medium weight clean and lint free cotton fabric, fold it in half length-wise and pass the fold only firmly between the tension discs from top to bottom (with the presser foot up and no thread in the tension dials).

Re-thread and test stitch. How is it now?

Sep 30, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I cannot get the tension right? Also, trying rolled hem with 3 needles...tension too loose.


Rolled hem would be one needle and two loopers, is this what you meant?

Make sure you move the blade to right so that you are cutting wider than the stitch being formed, you want the fabric to roll to the underside inside the stitch.

I would set top looper tension to 3 and bottom looper tension to 6 first off (needle at five, normal tension) first off and test serge with the stitch length at normal 2 or so, so you can see if the fabric is rolling under for you. There is proabably a stitch finger in the throat that you need to change too, sometimes its on the foot, (change with a screwdriver) and sometimes just a finger down on the needle plate.

Then adjust the two looper tensions making lower thread nestle up against the needle on the bottom of the stitch, and the top looper thread wrapping right over to bottom as well. Once this is happening, then turn stitch length down to close up the stitches.

It does depend on the weight of fabric too, and if you want to seam curves.

I find its best done with wooly overlock thread on top looper to "fill" in the overlocking appearance and fully cover the fabric.

I hope this is of help, if the tensions just wont behave then one of them might be faulty and machine need a service, I get mine done at least every 2 years to keep timing and tensions right.

May 26, 2011 | New Home 104D Mechanical Sewing Machine

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It will not do an overlock it will cut the fabric nothing else I followed the directions on how to thread it but the only thing it will do is cut the fabric what am i doing wrong


for all Sewing machines to stitch the cloth, Top needles and bottom hemming needles timing should be configured. Please let us know the whether it is double needle / single needle overlock machine. and model number of the Machine.So that i can guide much better.

Apr 06, 2011 | Brother Sewing Machines

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As the shaft that holds the needle moves up and down in the sewing process, it hits the plastic top of the serger above the shaft just to the left of the first tension wheel.


Lots of times when a needle strikes the needleplate and breaks, the shaft that holds the needle slips in relationship to the rest of the machine. There's usually a set screw on the needle bar (shaft that holds the needle) of the overlock, that you can loosen, adjust, and then re-tighten. You need to know which way (up or down) to adjust the shaft, and how much. Be extremely careful though!

Overlock machines are tricky. I usually mark where it was, then I move the shaft down 1/8". If that doesn't work I move it up 1/8" from it's original position. If that doesn't fix it then it may be more complicated, and require a trip to the sewing machine shop.

Before you do anything change your needles in case they are bent....Pulling the fabric while you're serging is a sure way to bend the needles and/or break them on the needle plate. Let your machine pull the fabric through, just guide it with your hands. Good luck and I hope this helps!

Jan 31, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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How do I change to straight stitching from overlock stitch please? I am using a friends Bernina1015 and she is in New Zealand!


Hi. Take out the looper threads and just leave the needles threaded. And if you want just one line of thread unthread one of the needles.
Of course then your going to have to rethread the loopers later to overlock in which case its important to do them in order.
Upper looper, lower looper, right needle, left. If yours is color coded as most are then the order would be blue, red, green, yellow.
Hope this helped.
Rick

Nov 05, 2009 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Thread wont overlock


When the thread breaks too often, try these, that goes for all sewing machines
1. Replace the needles,
2. Loosen slightly the tension of the needle threads.
3. The top threads are to thin,
4.The sewing (rotary) hook or looper, has burs,
5. Wrong threading

May 21, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Mock safety stitch


Sounds like the timing is a little out.

If you remove the needle plate and turn the handwheel manually watch for the lower looper as it swings behind the Left needle....the needles ought to rise by only about 2mm before the looper passes......the looper must pass the needle above the eye to catch the thread, and be so close as to be barely touching the rear of the needles......if the left needle thread is not picked up, it may be the timing, or the distance between needle and looper.

For the uninitiated, there are a myriad of variables in correctly timing an overlocker (serger), and without the manual to refer to the correct parameters, you will rapidly descend down a road of despair....if you move a looper to advance or ****** the timing, you risk looper collision and a broken looper is almost as much as a service, so my advice is do the test to see if the timing is the likely culprit, and if so, take the opportunity to give the old girl a treat.

If you need to save for a while to do it, just use the 3 thread option for the time being.

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Apr 26, 2008 | Singer 14SH654

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