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Threading three thread Baby Lock Overlocker EF 405

I have been given an old Baby Lock overlocker which works but there are no instructions about threading. Can you help with an old instruction book or information? Thank you

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  • Bimble26 Jun 23, 2008

    I have a mini 3 thread Baby overlocker 850, No. 310629 (doesn't say 'Baby Lock' just 'Baby', made in Japan). It has the colour coded chart but I'm still having difficulty with end stages of threading. My machine won't go but tries to. It does work normally as I managed to get it working the other day. I think it is jammed and think it's the threading. Please help :(

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    brother lock 524 withexact same problem. no info anywhere and iv used many overlockers but this 1 has me stumped!

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Your help will be MUCH appreciated. How can I fix this problem? The RED thread on my overlocker ALWAYS breaks & has done since day ONE!!!

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Ther should be a color coded threading chart on the front inside cover.

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