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What is the pressure regulator on a riccar serger

It won't start a chain, will the pressure regulator have anything to do with this

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No, it is a timing issue, & NOT a home fix

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Serger won't chain off a stitch. Stitches won't chain and hold to fabric. Added new needle, rethreaded whole machine. Stitches won't connect to fabric or make a chain.

is it possible that the needles are in backwards?
it's very possible that the machine is out of time & would have to be taken to a sewing machine repair shop to be retimed

Posted on Apr 02, 2012

SOURCE: I need a new foot for Riccar Serger rl 624

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Posted on May 21, 2012

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Be sure to use brand new needles in the machine (confirm they are the correct needles for the machine) and make sure they are installed facing the correct direction and pushed all the way up before tightened. Start a chain without the fabric, then when it's a couple inches long, raise the presser foot and add the fabric.

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Serger won't chain off a stitch. Stitches won't chain and hold to fabric. Added new needle, rethreaded whole machine. Stitches won't connect to fabric or make a chain.


is it possible that the needles are in backwards?
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Threading rl-635 serger--wife is trying to tread this machine and the lower something or other doesn't work. Cannot find a manual, and the tape they sent with the machine is all messed up.


Sergers can be a bear! One miscue and - well you know. My old serger was threatened more than once.

Are the instructions for this model printed on the inside of the door or on the machine?

Note every guide and make sure none are missed.

Raise the thread antenna to it's highest position.

Raise the presser foot and turn the tensions to zero.

Start threading with the upper looper, making sure the loopers are not crossed.

The upper looper is the one that appears to be taking the thread toward the needles.

Make sure the threads do not cross as you then thread the lower looper (this one appears to be taking the thread away from the needles).

Lastly - thread the needles; right needle first.

Take the ends of the thread under the presser foot and toward the left side of the presser foot.

Lower the presser foot and set the tensions back to 3 - 6.

Stitch a chain of thread before stitching fabric.

If this works, and I sincerely hope it does, never let the serger run out of thread.

Snip the thread near the cone and tie off snugly with the new thread.

Lift the presser foot and open the tensions and stitch or gently pull the thread toward the back of the serger. The knots should clear all but the eye of the needles - stop, cut before the knot reaches the eyes

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