Question about Sewing Machines
I had to rethread my machine. The threads flow through just fine, but don't catch my fabric on my test run? Don't understand - tensions are correct - never had this problem before
Sometimes you just have to start from the beginning when threading. Clip all the threads between the cones and the tension guides. Raise the presser foot (releases the tension) and pull all the thread tails through the machine. Then re-thread making sure to do so in the order as instructed in your manual. If not threaded in the correct order, your serger may never work properly.
Attached is a video instruction (the threading sequence begins @ about 6 minutes).
Funlock 004 334DS Overlocker Video Instructions
Posted on Apr 22, 2015
I'm afraid you've threaded your serger incorrectly. I've done it myself more than once, so I try to make sure that I tie new thread to old and pull it through the machine rather than try to re-thread it. That avoids the problem for the future, but doesn't help you now.
Here's what you can do right now to work out the problem:
1. Get out your owner's manual and check the thread path(s) for each thread. Be sure you've got them right, especially the loopers (usually the two threads on the right-hand as you look at the machine).
2. If you don't find any obvious errors, change the sequence of the looper threads - that is, which one is threaded first. I know it doesn't sound like this will help, but it fixed mine.
3. Be sure that none of the threads are caught under the feed dogs, they should pull fairly freely toward the back of the machine.
4. Start sewing without fabric in the machine. I know this is wrong for a standard sewing machine, but you should get a 'chain' with a serger. If it's not 'chaining,' go back and try these steps again.
5. If that doesn't fix the problem, or if it chains and still won't stitch, change your needles. They should be changed now and then anyway.
6. Be sure to lubricate your machine often according to the owner's manual. Most sewing machines need more oil than they get.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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