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Threading an Empisal Overlocker - Model S4D

Please could you let me know how to thread my overlocker - I have milaid my instruction manual.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I need a manual for my Empisal S4D Overlocker, where can I get a copy.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    empisal s4d i need to know what the tension for the overlocker is please. Red. Blue, yellow green buttons an the one button on left side of the machine

  • Hendrien Nel
    Hendrien Nel May 05, 2014

    I need a manualfor empisal S4D overlocker and also the tension plz



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All sergers thread the same way and sergers have to be threaded in a certain order. I made a jingle out of it...
upper looper
lower looper
right needle

It would be best to have a tweezers handy to help with the thread and threading.

always be sure the lower looper thread goes over the top of the upper looper then out the back. I would be surprised if your thread guides are not color coded.
If you look at the top thread guides or the spools. First from left to right thread the 3rd spool, then the fourth spool. Then you thread the right needle (the second spool) then the left needle (1st spool.
The lower looper can be tricky because you have to thread it from the back of the looper to the front.
Pull the threads out the back from under the foot. Then go ahead and run it slow watching to see if it starts making a chain. It should. If not do it over again.
Good luck
Rick Engel

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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I look for instruction or treading manual for empisal overlocker S4D

Posted on Jan 31, 2013

  • Aletta pedro Aug 04, 2013

    I have been struggling for a very long time to get mt s4d treaded and working... Have you found a solution yet...if so can u plse help me...


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Hi Rick. Do you perhaps have a picture for us?

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I have an instruction manuel that i can copy and mail for you...

Posted on Aug 04, 2013

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  • Dani Aug 14, 2013

    Please could you email it to me? I am struggling to get my hands on a copy of the manual for the Empisal Overlocker s4d.

  • netta
    netta Oct 31, 2013

    can u please email it to me. thank you

  • mathilda balopi
    mathilda balopi Nov 08, 2013

    I think I also need a copy of the manual for Empisal Overlocker s4d please email it to me:

  • Beverley
    Beverley Nov 12, 2013

    would you mind emailing me a copy aswell?!!

  • Dee Dee
    Dee Dee Dec 18, 2013

    I need a copy too PLEASE! It will help me so much. Thanks.

  • Charmian Karp
    Charmian Karp Feb 03, 2014

    Hi Aletta, please will you be able to send me a copy as well. I have been searching all over. It will be greatly appreciated.

  • solenaicker
    solenaicker Feb 21, 2014

    PLEASE can you mail a copy to me as well. It is impossible to find.

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    Rene Viljoen May 12, 2014


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    Rene Viljoen May 12, 2014

    I would also appreciate a copy of the manual for Empisal S4D please?


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Unless the machine is out of time, the usual cause of stitch failure is that the threading is not correct. If the threads are not threaded in EXACT order and/or any of the threading steps are out of order or missed, the machine will not stitch properly.

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