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Necchi PL1036. Needle bar worked loose and slid down shaft. Right looper struck it and probably bent. After trial and error adjustments, threads will not loop. right looper thread breaks. How to align ? Never was a screw in the threads on top of the right looper shaft.

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Oh dear..... Bent looper and needle arm loose... Take this to be repaired before you damage the other looper as well and it costs twice as much. Expect looper to be in range of $65 plus service, as a ballpark. There are many variables with overlocker timing and it is beyond the scope of either this forum or the novice to correct the problem I am afraid.

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