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Brother overlock 1034d is not chaining. The upper looper is not passing far enough left to catch the left needle. Makes a "crunchy" sounds some times too.

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First re-thread the machine starting with the upper looper(3), then lower looper(4), then the needles(2,1). If that doesn't fix it, it may be a matter of loosening the needle tension. Lastly slowly turn the handwheel and see where the loopers cross. The upper looper should come in just behind the scarf of the lower looper without any contact on the forward motion. Otherwise Your needlebar height could be off. Timing a serger is a very precise process and making adjustments could throw it out even further.

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SOURCE: timing on a Huskylock 535D surger

the eyes of the needles must line up with lower looper as they pass (timing) the distance between the needle and the looper must be exact. No distance between them and not touching. yep, that tight. they shouldnt move the needle even the slightest amount as they pass each other, yet no space between them.
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Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: thread continually breaking in lower looper needle

I was having this very same problem with my lower looper . I had been using the one needle stitching all afternoon and I was doing quite nice stitching. then I decided to put the right needle back in and do some overlock stitching and guess what I spent the next two hours fighting the looper problem. I had completely re-thread this machine at least 20 times now. I decided to take the needle out and re-insert it and re-thread it one more time (right lower looper- then upper looper- right needle- then left needle) was careful to pull all threads to the back and under the presser foot for about 6 inches.
Held on to the thread, lowered presser foot and did the chaining stitch. BINGO it didn't break, tried it with a piece of cloth and Perfect stitches. I have a Babylock BL402 and used tension settings left to right
4-3-3-3 and default settings for the rest.
Hope this helps someone someday.
Jo Griffith

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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kindly go to http://www.retrevo.com/support/Brother-1034D-manual/id/19095dj686/t/2/
you will finde manual for your machine

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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.

Second, be sure to RAISE the presser foot when threading so that the tension disks are released to seat the thread. Give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk to make sure it is seated all the way.

Check that the tensions are set at the midway point between high & low numbers as an initial setting. They can be tweaked later to get the optimum tension.

Test your machine.

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My serger will not make a chain and won't sew. I've checked the threading, and it all seems okay. Any ideas on why it won't sew and make a stitch?


Usually it's because the machine is not threaded correctly. Consult your owner's manual. Remove ALL the thread and start over from the beginning. Make sure to RAISE the presser foot before threading. Thread each thread in the proper order (usually upper looper first, lower looper second with the thread tail draped over the top of the upper looper as the last step...), then thread the needles. Tug the threads to make sure they are each seated in the tension disk. Check that you are not missing any steps in any of the threading. It would probably help to use different colors in each one so you can tell which thread is causing a problem. If thread is breaking, check to make sure any of the threads are not wrapped around the spool pin or the thread tree.

If any thread breaks, it is good practice to remove all the threads and rethread everything from the beginning. It will save you a lot of frustration in the end.

To start off, set all the tensions to the halfway point. This is the standard factory setting for basic overlocking.

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If the left needle thread is breaking at the needle, try a new needle and make sure it is inserted correctly and all the way up. Give the thread a tug and see if it pulls through the tension disk. Could be looped around something or the tension disk is not working properly--piece of thread, lint, gunky, or defective/broken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohtf7H_gyc

http://www.makeithandmade.com/2012/08/threading-your-serger-or-overlocker.html

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=50864

http://community.babycenter.com/post/a42582709/serger_thread_keeps_breaking_-_help

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1067745/

http://su-sews-so-so.blogspot.com/2012/01/threading-brother-1034d-overlocker.html


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Thread continually breaking in lower looper needle


I was having this very same problem with my lower looper . I had been using the one needle stitching all afternoon and I was doing quite nice stitching. then I decided to put the right needle back in and do some overlock stitching and guess what I spent the next two hours fighting the looper problem. I had completely re-thread this machine at least 20 times now. I decided to take the needle out and re-insert it and re-thread it one more time (right lower looper- then upper looper- right needle- then left needle) was careful to pull all threads to the back and under the presser foot for about 6 inches.
Held on to the thread, lowered presser foot and did the chaining stitch. BINGO it didn't break, tried it with a piece of cloth and Perfect stitches. I have a Babylock BL402 and used tension settings left to right
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Hope this helps someone someday.
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Sounds like the timing is a little out.

If you remove the needle plate and turn the handwheel manually watch for the lower looper as it swings behind the Left needle....the needles ought to rise by only about 2mm before the looper passes......the looper must pass the needle above the eye to catch the thread, and be so close as to be barely touching the rear of the needles......if the left needle thread is not picked up, it may be the timing, or the distance between needle and looper.

For the uninitiated, there are a myriad of variables in correctly timing an overlocker (serger), and without the manual to refer to the correct parameters, you will rapidly descend down a road of despair....if you move a looper to advance or ****** the timing, you risk looper collision and a broken looper is almost as much as a service, so my advice is do the test to see if the timing is the likely culprit, and if so, take the opportunity to give the old girl a treat.

If you need to save for a while to do it, just use the 3 thread option for the time being.

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