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Toyota overlocker sl3000 ; 3rd thread keeps snapping. How do I stop this ?

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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.
Rethread beginning with the Upper Looper, then Lower Looper, then the needles. Be sure to ALWAYS thread in this order!! (On most newer machines, when threading the Lower Looper, always finish with the Lower Looper "draped" over the top of the Upper Looper.)

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.

Verify each thread path is correct.

When threading each thread and to insure the threads are seated in the tensioners, give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk.

Be sure to oil your machine frequently to keep it operating smoothly!

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I have an Elna Pro 4 DE overlocker and the thread keep breaking - I have re threaded a number of times now but the thread keeps breaking - it was working fine earlier today - what could be the proble


Try different thread (black thread seems to be more problematic because of the heavy dye). Perhaps, change the needles.

When you re-thread, do you completely remove all the thread and start from the beginning--there could be a snag somewhere or the thread is looped around something, ie the thread tree? ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading. Give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk--it will sometimes make a little snap sound when it seats. Also, make sure you are threading each in the order specified. Threading out of order will generally guarantee a problem.

There is a slight chance something (thread bits, lint) could be stuck in the tension disk.

If it continues, you may want to take it for service as it could be the timing is off.

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Why do stretch stich on elna overlocker become to tight for single knits and seams snap


Sounds like a threading problem rather than the stitch, have you raised the thread aerial pole to full height first up, its something that can be overlooked. The threads come off the cones very quickly so its critical that the pole is elevated and the threads are flowing smoothly. Look at the cones and check that a thread isn't getting caught under the thread stand too or wrapped somewhere like the flywheel; anytime a thread is snapping, always take a good look at your thread paths and check for obstructions, check tension numbers are right and work through the threading path.

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Check that you have a new needle and good thread. Regardless how good a machine you need good thread and needles.

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My overlocker keeps snapping the bottom thread. Why?


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lower your top tension down, as it is tighter then your bobbin thread and also tighten your bobbin thread, this is done by the small screw on the bobbin holder, also you can try using the older metal bobbins these are the ones with the small holes around the top and bottom shank, but please make sure that they are the larger size bobbin, and only go very slow at first, try just in sewing mode first or just wind it over by hand.

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Hi. About 5 years ago I purchased a Janome 744D Overlocker which I have only used once because the thread on the underside keeps snapping, and the needles keep breaking off. The foot is also very touchy...


Yes, overlockers sew fast, usually 1500 stitches per minute and with a blade in action alongside the loopers so there is a lot happening. Keep all pins well away from the seam edge, contrary to normal sewing machine techniques, if you pin two layers together, then place the pins parallel to the fabric cut edge at least 2 inches away from the edge so the pin goes nowhere near the foot or blade.

Check whenever you use it, that you firstly extend the thread aerial up to full height, you need to ensure the threads can flow smoothly to the tension dials as the thread will stream off fast, even the slightest catch of a thread will snap one, throw your tension out or damage a looper.

As you've had it all this time and not used it, why not consider investing a few dollars more and go to a class on overlockers, and learn how to thread it up for three, four, rolled hem and using the differential feed. If there is no class options in your area, then try the Janome dealer near you and see if they would consider giving you a a little lesson on using it. You could also check out the videos on You-tube or read some pages from Debbie on www.sewing.about.com, she has several pages on sergers (USA name for overlockers), explains the needles, threading, different techniques and maintenance. Or check out your local library for any books on sergers/overlockers, there are several good "how to" guides out there that would certainly help you get started.

Unfortunately there is no way to slow the speed to half speed, just practice with lots of fabric scraps at first, to get used to the sensitivity of the foot control. If you do dressmaking but aren't sure where to overlock or which seams you could only overlock, then consider just doing a three thread overlock around the edge of each fabric piece before you commence assembling the garment, just do your notch markings another way such as chalking them or using water soluable marker pen as the blade will cut away your outwards notches.

My other suggestion would be to make a simple sweat shirt on it using the 4 thread stitch and not touching your sewing machine at all. Once you've made one, you'll soon be wizzing them up in 30 mins, so quick to sew knits on an overlocker. Some of the commercial patterns are marked as suitable for sergers, look for one of these to try.

I hope this helps you to master your overlocker, a lesson or class would help you with the steep learning curve at first.

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I just bought a 3 thread overlock toyota model 6300. i am having a very hard time finding a manual. any ideas?


Hi
There are free Toyota overlock sewing machine manuals free on this site. http://www.aisin.fr/index3.php
They don't have one for the manual you mention but the overlock machines all look pretty similar so you might find it useful.
Also try their on line guides, although they are only available in French at the moment. http://www.aisin.fr/index5.php?language=fr

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I was having the same problem. I was trying to thread only that 4th one because it keep breaking. It did not stp til I rethreaded all the threads and did it worked fine

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