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Serger jammed-stupidly fed too much fabric through and machine jammed. changed needles but didn't help. Needles hit steel casing of inner workings when I turn handwheel. Is this a timing problem now or must I bring it in to a repairman?

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It is a timing problem and must be repaired by a technician. Same thing happened to me.

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SOURCE: FS320 serger needles won't go up and down. New

if the machine is still under warrenty, take it back
if it's not under warrenty, take it to the place you bought it from & tell them

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Needle dragging in bobbin casing. How do I adjust needle shaft?


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  1. Always turn the handwheel TOWARDS you (counter clockwise) as turning it in the opposite direction (away from you, clockwise) may knock the timing out requiring repair from a service center.
  2. Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam.
  3. Change needles regularly (after 16 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric. Only use SINGER needles on your SINGER sewing machine.
  4. Always be sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Class 66, Class 15 and Class 15J bobbins look very similar. However, using the incorrect bobbin class in your machine can cause damage.
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WHy is my Husqvarna Viking 560 serger is skipping stitches????


Here are a few things to try.
1. Make sure that correct type of needles are being used, both are the same size, and that the needle size matches the fabric weight. This is the first serger to use 15X1 needles.
2. Make sure that the needles are installed correctly and are pushed all the way up. Have you replaced the old needles with new ones, not other used ones?
3. Thread has a shelf life, it can expire over-night. Just to eliminate this possibility, replace all threads with fresh good quality serging thread (and not just another spool which was purchased some time ago).
4 It sounds like you have re-threaded the serger correctly according to manual instructions. Here is a sure fire method:
- thread the upper looper and place the thread behind the needles under the presser foot. Make sure that the thread is lying firmly between the tension discs.
- thread the lower looper (the tricky one). Check that the thread is between the tension discs as before and place the thread over the upper looper and then behind the needles, and under the presser foot.
- thread the needles, checking that the thread is between the corresponding tension discs. Place the thread under the presser foot.
5. Check stitch length.
6. Check if the problem persists with other fabric types, use two layers. If the problem occurs with only a particular fabric, then the cause is incorrect needles.
7. Check tips on both upper and lower loopers. They should be free of burs, smooth, and have a semi-sharp point.
Hopefully this will solve your problem, if not it may be time to have it inspected by a qualified technician.
Please rate how effective were these suggestion in solving your problem, it is important to me.

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Serger Needles


Janome Overlockers (sergers) are set at the factory with #14 Red Tip needles
For finer fabrics, the #11 Blue Tip is good
If the #11 breaks, then try a #14 as they are a little heavier duty
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I keep breaking my upper looper, what am I doing wrong?


it's possible that the fabric and the needles didn't
work togeather, the correct needles depend on what
fabric your sewing. could have been the tension
was too tight. or the needles could have been
bent or damaged at the point of the needle, I suggest changing the needle very often, sew on a
scrap piece of the fabric to see how the serger
reacts to the fabric, needle and the thread.
it could be a design flaw in the machine. or there is something wrong with the upper
looper adjustment or timing, if there is another
repair shop that you can go to , if there is I suggest going to it.
do you have a manual for the serger? if not send me
a comment and I'll see if I can find one for you.

Nov 14, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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FS320 serger needles won't go up and down. New


if the machine is still under warrenty, take it back
if it's not under warrenty, take it to the place you bought it from & tell them

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Broken needles


Machine breaks needles
change needles
make sure you are using the right needle for your type of machine.
the presser foot may not be installed properly
use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.
let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
the needles is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop
Check thread tension

May 02, 2012 | White Sewing Superlock 2000 ATS Mechanical...

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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!

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What is the size of the needle used in the white superlock 1934D


This is a very highly regarded serger. Check out the reviews on http://sewing.patternreview.com if you're interested--but they are all extremely positive.

I also checked out the White Sewing Machine site--the three sergers they currently sell all use regular sewing machine needles.

Based on what I read on both sites, I believe your machine also uses regular sewing machine needles (not all sergers do, BTW). To be absolutely certain, you can call the White Help Line (l 800-331-3164, Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM, EST).

If your serger uses regular sewing machine needles, then the size of the needle depends on the type of fabric you're sewing. Sizes 8 to 10 for lightweight fabrics, 12 to 14 for medium weight fabrics, and 16 to 18 for heavy weight. Use ballpoint needles for knits, jeans needles for denim, and universal needles or sharps for woven fabrics.

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There are two holes running vertically inside the needle arm.........the needles are held firm by very small screws or hex allen keys.........they may have worked loose over time, if they have fallen out and been lost, it is a call to your  local Pfaff dealer for advice......be sure to quote model number.
Your User manual may have a diagram to assist.

Have you ever changed the needles since buying this machine ??
Needles ought to be changed every 6 - 8 hrs of sewing, and more often with heavy or abrasive fabric.

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