Threading rl-635 serger--wife is trying to tread this machine and the lower something or other doesn't work. Cannot find a manual, and the tape they sent with the machine is all messed up.
Sergers can be a bear! One miscue and - well you know. My old serger was threatened more than once.
Are the instructions for this model printed on the inside of the door or on the machine?
Note every guide and make sure none are missed.
Raise the thread antenna to it's highest position.
Raise the presser foot and turn the tensions to zero.
Start threading with the upper looper, making sure the loopers are not crossed.
The upper looper is the one that appears to be taking the thread toward the needles.
Make sure the threads do not cross as you then thread the lower looper (this one appears to be taking the thread away from the needles).
Lastly - thread the needles; right needle first.
Take the ends of the thread under the presser foot and toward the left side of the presser foot.
Lower the presser foot and set the tensions back to 3 - 6.
Stitch a chain of thread before stitching fabric.
If this works, and I sincerely hope it does, never let the serger run out of thread.
Snip the thread near the cone and tie off snugly with the new thread.
Lift the presser foot and open the tensions and stitch or gently pull the thread toward the back of the serger. The knots should clear all but the eye of the needles - stop, cut before the knot reaches the eyes
Feb 22, 2010 |
Riccar Sewing Machines