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How do I adjust the tension on a Toyota Model 6600 serger?

Threads are all to loose.

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Perhaps the manual will be helpful:

Toyota 6600 Instruction Manual

http://www.aisin.at/assets/manuals/SL1SL1TSL1T-XSL1A.pdf

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Be sure to raise the presser foot during the threading process. Also, make sure to give each thread an extra little tug when threading the tension disk.


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Third thread--is that the upper looper? Remove all the threads from the machine. Clip them below the thread tree, RAISE the presser foot, and then pull all 4 threads down through the needle. (Never Pull Up!!)

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot.
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If a thread breaks, remove the threads and start over from the beginning as trying to fish a thread through the existing threads very SELDOM works.

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It helps a lot to use 4 different colors so it is easier to tell which thread tension needs adjustment.

Sergers have tension dials for every thread. Start out with the dials set at the midway point between high & low numbers (this is the factory standard, however, the settings can change with machine use and wear). Be sure to RAISE the presser foot while thread every thread--this allows the tension disks to open. It also helps to grab the thread with one hand below the thread tree and, with the other hand, grab the thread below the tension disk and give it a little tug to insure the thread is seated all the way in the tension disk. Check to make sure every thread is threaded in the proper order (consult the owner's manual) and that every thread follows the correct path.

Test. Tweak the thread tensions. Higher number usually tightens a loose tension, lower number loosens. The correct tension is when the looper threads meet at the very edge of the fabric without causing fabric pucker; needle threads should be smooth with no loops or pulliing.

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Whichever thread that is causing the loops may not be seated properly in the tension disk. Remove all the threads. Be sure to RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading any of the threads. Re-thread from the beginning. With each thread, hold the thread above the tension guides and give each a tug below the tension disk to make sure the threads pop into place. Set all the tension disks at the midpoint between the high & low numbers. Test sew.

If it appears the threads are pulling through loosely, could be the tension disk(s) are not functioning properly. Can try cleaning them:

Remove the threads and loosen all the tension disks to the loosest possible setting. Raise the presser foot. Dampen a length of pearl cotton thread with rubbing alcohol and gently pull it down a couple of times between each tension disk.

Tighten the tension disks. Rethread and test your machine. If the tension is still too loose, may need service.

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It is difficult to tell what exactly is happening with your serger.

First thing--make sure you RAISE the presser foot BEFORE you thread any of the threads. This releases the tension disks so the threads will seat properly. You may need to remove all the threads and rethread from the beginning, making sure you thread each in the proper order. Start out with the thread tensions set at the ideal setting--usually the halfway point between the high & low numbers. From there, you will adjust them to even up the thread tensions.

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1. Is the serger threaded correctly?


2. Is the needles inserted correctly?


3. Is one of the needles bent or damaged?


4. Is the tension adjusted too tightly?


5. Is the tension adjusted to accommodate thickness of thread being used?


6. Are you using inferior quality thread?


7. Is the thread feeding of the cone/spool freely?


8. Is the needle size correct for the type of fabric being used?


9. Are the needles being used the correct one for the serger?


10. If all of the above suggestions don't help then the serger needs to be checked for a timing problem at a sewing machine repair shop.

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sergers the most frustrating machines. Every time you change fabrics you go through a tension adjusting phase.

First make sure you have threaded the machine in the proper order. upper looper, lower looper, then needles from right to left. Always thread any machine while the presser foot lever is in the UP position.

If you ever break a thread... you MUST pull all threads and rethread using the proper order.

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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.

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Service for a serger usually begins around $100.

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