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Babylock 4-736, thread will not make a chain. I have threaded it several times according to the proper order. What am I doing wrong?

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Try changing the needles

make sure the tension is correct

could also be a timing problem

Posted on Jun 03, 2015

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SOURCE: bottom thread is looping.

If the thread is looping on the bottom, then your problem is on the top. Pull the thread out of the needle and and put the presser foot down. If the thread pulls thru easily, then you need to rethread your machine making sure the thread is thru the top tension wheel correctly.

Rule of thumb::
Loops on the bottom, Problem on the top
Loops on the top, problem on the bottom.

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SOURCE: Feed dog on Serger Babylock 5260D

Make sure that the presser foot dial (the silver "knob") on top of the machine is not too loose. You can adjust this w/ a nickel; tighten it all the way down & then loosen about 4 full rotations for cotton fabrics. Also make sure the Differentail feed lever is on "N". You can order a book from your local Baby Lock dealership for all models. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: on a babylock elegante the bobbin thread shows,

Have you reset the tensions for this machine, look in your manual and follow directions. If this is an Elegante there is also a set of instructions on the machine. On the LCD screen there is a picture of a sewing machine with a question mark, touch it, find Troubleshooting and touch that then find the problem you are having and read. If this does not help take it to a Brother dealer and have it reset so as to keep you machine in good running order.

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SOURCE: Embroidery bobbin problems.

Each manufacturer have their own bobbins.......not interchangable

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My brother 1034D is not making a chain stitch. I've rethreaded it hundreds is times & replaced the needless, I've cleaned it. I think it's the timing, but I can't find how to fix it. Any help?


You didn't indicate what happens when you try to stitch. Does the thread break? Is it just not forming a chain?

Confirm that the needles are installed facing the right direction and that they are pushed up as far as they will go before the skrew is tightened. (Are you using the right needles for the machine?)

Make sure that you are threading in the proper order and that every thread guide is threaded. Each thread has an order when it should be threaded, ie upper looper first, lower looper second.... If that order is not followed, there's a very good chance your machine will never work properly. The lower looper thread should cross over the top of the upper looper before being pulled under the presser foot and toward the back of the machine.

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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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There is several things to check:

Is the needle thread actually going through the needle eye?
Is it chaining off without fabric under the foot? If not, then you need to revisit your threading up, there is a specific sequence that you need to thread the loopers then needles, then pull the threads under the foot, lower pressure foot and press the foot control to make a few stitches, a chain of thread should form.

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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)

Caution!
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.

Caution:
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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