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Elna 704 serger sews well but cutter won't cut. replaced cutter -- same problem

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Make sure that the blades are being held firmly together. I have seen the knob used to lower the moving blade come loose and releases much of the pressure intended to hold the blades together.  If so, the set screws on knob have come loose.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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