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The presser foot is not adjusting

The presser foot lever on my serger is not adjusting the foot. It is stuck in the up position. The lever just dangles and is not switching at all from up to down. I cannot figure out how to even open the part that houses the light (which also houses the lever attachment). I have re-threaded the machine and also switched out the needles, in hopes that it was something simple. I also took the presser foot off and tried to switch it manually. It does not seem to be registering anything. I cannot find my owners manual either. I am at a loss, please help!

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SOURCE: presser foot lever fell off

You'll need a 2.5 mm hex key metric (you can buy a complete set in Radio Shack for about $10 if you don't have metric). AND you will need to cut down the shorter end of that key about half way (total remaining end will be around 8 mm), as there isn't room for the whole key in that tiny space.

Open the light bulb door, it should be easy to see where it goes but you may need two pairs of hands.

If you take it into a Bernina dealer, they should do it for free as it takes like one minute! can ask for nothing! Those guys have all the right tools but there's no mystery, so don't listen to any nonsense.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My presser foot won't snap on to my White 3032

It sounds as though you are missing the ankle which is the part the foot attaches to. The ankle attaches to the metal rod with a screw and the foot snaps onto the ankle.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a manual for a White 2200 multi- tasker sewing machine.

You need to take this to a repair person.
I do have a manual but you can go to and get one. Also the tension is a big problem if you don't use the exact bobbin. I was told that most bobbins will work in this machine but it turns out that only the one that comes with the machine really works. I would look for the parts to your machine. Sometimes they get lost in your sewing kit.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: My serger machine does not do the stiches

Sometimes we think we have the machine threaded correctly, but the stitches just won't knit - I threatened my old serger many times only to find the lower looper thread had popped out.

Open the doors and watch what is happening when you turn the hand wheel.

Make sure the thread antenna is fully extended and thead the machine with the tension open (zero) and in the order shown in the manual.

Once you get this great, but sometimes naughty little machine stitching as it should, do not let it run out of thread.

Cut the thread near the cones and tie off to the new thread.

Open the tensions and slowly run the machine until the new thread appears - you will have to stop as the knot gets to the needles and thread manually.

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

SOURCE: If the presser foot lever is already lowered and

try turning it off & then back on
I've encountered the problem with my electronic sewng machine
it jams up & I turn it off & then turn it back on, that usually clear the circuit board
if it keeps doing it, I would suggest taking it to be serviced

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

SOURCE: My white sewing machine needle keeps breaking.

take it to a sewing machine repair shop, so the needle bar can be checked, & also the timing

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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Are you sure that the presser foot is in the down position? Sometimes it's easy to miss that the foot lever has now been lowered. it tries to stitch, but can't because the foot is not in contact with the material. Also, change BOTH needles at the same time. it could be that only one of them is slightly bent, try changing both.

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So this is a serger? Might have been nice to know that. Make sure you have threaded your serger in the correct order. upper looper, lower looper, needles from right to left.

Make sure you do this with the presser foot lever in the UP position. Make sure all the threads are pulled fully into any tension guides.

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I have a pfaff hobbylock 796.

Has any little kids been around lately? Have they had access to your sewing area and machine? (thinking perhaps the pressure foot tension has been tightened down) If it has been tightened, losen it a couple turns, see if that helps (remember, left to loosen, right to tighten)

When is the last time you oiled this machine? Typically sergers require a clean and oil each time you go to use them. Locate the bar that correlates to the presser foot add a drop of oil to the bar and let it seep in. After a few minutes try lifting the presser foot.

Also does the presser foot lever move at all?

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Hello I just got a new home My Lock 334D machine. It has Seized intermittenly. could we troubleshoot the problem & fix it together?

Un-thread and then see if the machine will run without thread.

If not, it needs to go into the shop for repair.

If it does, refer to the manual. Or, the guide that should be printed on the inside of the serger's door.

Raise the thread antenna to it's highest position. Keep it at this position when serging. If lowered for storage, and threaded, be sure the thread does not tangle around the antenna arms.

Raise the presser foot.

Open/set the tensions to zero.

Raise the loopers to their highest level - there may be an indicator mark on the side of the serger to match with a mark on the handwheel to help with this.

Start threading from the right to the left; upper looper first.

After threading, reset the tensions to a medium number, lower the presser foot and stitch a chain to test the stitching.

Serge a scrap and adjust the tension as necessary.

Once you get the serger working as it should - don't run out of thread. Tie off, open the tension, raise presser foot and gently guide the new thread through the threading process.

When changing the thread or removing the thread to store the serger, cut the thread at the antenna, leaving thread tails for tying off the new thread.

If you do not have Nancy Zieman's "Serge with Confidence", you will find it much more informative than the average serger manual.

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Serger tension is off and I can't get it adjusted properly. I have a Necchi Lock machine that is 25 years old and it's been a gem. Do you know how to adjust the tension?

Do you still have the instruction manual for the machine? If you do, you get a great big gold star!

Unless this model has auto tension, there should be a tension knob or lever on each thread feed.

Open the tensions (set at zero). No access to the tension controls, raise the presser foot and this will open the tensions, if the controls are okay.

Re-thread the serger and then set the tension controls back to mid-range or lower the presser foot to re-set the auto tension function.

With the presser foot down, stitch a chain of threads and if they do not "knit" as the should - the serger needs to visit a repair shop.

Service for a serger usually begins around $100.

It could be just the timing needs to be adjusted.

If the tension controls need new springs or the controls needs to be replaced, this will add to the repair cost.

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Have you opened the front of the serger to see if there is a threading guide.


Lift the thread antenna to it's highest position.

Lift the presser foot and set the tensions to zero.

Turn the handwheel so the loopers are at their highest point.

Begin with the upper looper (first thread cone on the right/ end of looper is pointing toward the presser foot). .

Second spool is for the lower looper (end of looper is pointing away from the presser foot).

Third spool, right needle; fourth spool, left needle.

Be careful that the threads do not cross during the threading of the loopers.Follow all the guides, taking the thread under the presser foot and to the left side of the serger.

Set the tensions back to 3 - 6 and lower the presser foot. Sew a few inches and if the threads knit into a chain, you can then do a test sew with fabric.

Simplicity's Simply The Best Sewing Book has good information with regard to using a serger that you may find beneficial.

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Here are 2 dillers that will repair it for you.

Sew Pros Inc 393 Broadway
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Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 422-5325 10.56 mi

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Remove the screw holding the regular presser foot and the presser foot holder and set aside.

Place the take-up lever in the highest position.

Hold the even feed foot with your right hand with your thumb holding the lever of the foot in its highest position. Place the even feed foot on the presser bar and make sure that the lever of the foot rests upon the needle bar thumbscrew. While holding it in place, fasten the foot to the presser bar with the screw.

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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)

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.

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