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BabyLock 5260D Main shaft "binds" after sewing only a short way.

I am having the same problem with my 5260D. The large shaft that holds the needle will not move freely up and down. It's is almost as if it is binding inside of the machine on something once the shaft gets warm. I had in to a repair person and he said that it just needed a good cleaning. I paid him to clean it, took it home and sewed about 20 inches and experienced the same problem I am reluctant to take it back to the repair person as he obviously did not know what was wrong either.

Please ... has anyone else had this happen and got it solved?

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SOURCE: needle keeps hitting the pressure foot and breaking

your machine probably needs to be retimed.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Babylock seger machine keep breaking the left side needle.

Try rethreading the machine, and make sure the thread is not wrapped around anything. Then check the tension for the needles. Run a few inches of chainstich off slowly, while watching the thread and loopers make the loops over the finger. Your threads may be in the wrong position, or underneath the wrong parts to start.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Feed dog on Serger Babylock 5260D

Make sure that the presser foot dial (the silver "knob") on top of the machine is not too loose. You can adjust this w/ a nickel; tighten it all the way down & then loosen about 4 full rotations for cotton fabrics. Also make sure the Differentail feed lever is on "N". You can order a book from your local Baby Lock dealership for all models. Good Luck.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: i have the basically the same problem. i was

Check the easy stuff first:
Make sure the needle is inserted in the machine properly- a good rule of thumb is the flat side of the needle should go to the opposite side of the last thread guide. Also make sure the machine is threaded correctly.

the needle is in correctly with the flat side to the rear of the machine, make sure to thread the upper and lower portions of the machine correctly.

the needle is in the machine correctly- all the way up into the needle bar, make sure that it is threaded correctly, etc. If this all checks out ok, take the bobbin case out of the machine. There are two ears on either side of the bobbin case- turn the left one to the left and the right one to the right. Remove the silver ring, and inspect the piece of metal that the ring came off of (looks like a circle with the top cut off). You have to locate the hook which is the piece that looks like a half moon inside the big round metal piece. Locate the tip of it, turn the handwheel toward you until the needle is in the lowest position, at this point the tip of the hook should be flush with top of the left side of the cut off circle. If this is not so, your machine needs to be re-timed. If that is the case.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Please double check the threading to this needle.
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