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My juke mo644d serger what side needle do I use for 1 thread serging

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The needle "system" is determined by the manufacturer, ie 130/705. However, some sergers do use a different needle system that may be slightly longer or shorter. Getting the right one is very important for the successful use of your machine.

As far as the size of needle, that is determined usually by the fabric and the thread weight you are stitching. For example, if you are sewing chiffon with a fine thread, you would want to use a smaller size needle (like a 65), but if you are stitching denim, you would want to use probably a 90 needle with heavier thread. Be sure to consult your manual because most machines do Not recommend using a needle larger than a 90.

As for the needle type, that is also determined by the fabric you are stitching, as well as what is available in your needle system, ie a ball-point needle might work better on a knit fabric but a universal needle will probably work better on a woven cotton. For the most part, I use the same needle type for my projects unless I encounter problems, like knit fabrics running because the needle is cutting the fabric.

The following may be helpful:

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- make sure that the serger is set for 3-thread or 4-thread overlock (i.e. that the upper looper converter is not engaged)
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2. Make sure that the needles are installed correctly and are pushed all the way up. Have you replaced the old needles with new ones, not other used ones?
3. Thread has a shelf life, it can expire over-night. Just to eliminate this possibility, replace all threads with fresh good quality serging thread (and not just another spool which was purchased some time ago).
4 It sounds like you have re-threaded the serger correctly according to manual instructions. Here is a sure fire method:
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- thread the lower looper (the tricky one). Check that the thread is between the tension discs as before and place the thread over the upper looper and then behind the needles, and under the presser foot.
- thread the needles, checking that the thread is between the corresponding tension discs. Place the thread under the presser foot.
5. Check stitch length.
6. Check if the problem persists with other fabric types, use two layers. If the problem occurs with only a particular fabric, then the cause is incorrect needles.
7. Check tips on both upper and lower loopers. They should be free of burs, smooth, and have a semi-sharp point.
Hopefully this will solve your problem, if not it may be time to have it inspected by a qualified technician.
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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?

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

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Are you using the corfect serger system needles in it? Most domestic sergers will take the regular domestic needle 130/705X but work best with a serger needle with has a groove down the front as well as the regular back scarf. This helps with the thread pickup from the looper by the needles. Sergers also run much faster than domestic sewing machines so the tolerances are very fine.

My Bernina came with ELX705 needles and it does run better with these in it. Also you need to use mid size needles, don't go too small, probably a size 80 or 90 is best.

Check out this page for some good info as the different serger manufacturers do have their own recommended needle sometimes. http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland.com/store/page78.html

Always refer to your manual (or ring the manufacturer if lost) to double check what needle they recommend be used in your serger, it does make a difference.

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