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Repairs on overlocker upper looper has broken and needs a new one and re timed.

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You should probably take it for service. Although, the looper could probably be replaced by the user, the timing is an intricate issue.

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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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Hi. Take out the looper threads and just leave the needles threaded. And if you want just one line of thread unthread one of the needles.
Of course then your going to have to rethread the loopers later to overlock in which case its important to do them in order.
Upper looper, lower looper, right needle, left. If yours is color coded as most are then the order would be blue, red, green, yellow.
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