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Set tension on speedylock model 7234

Unfortunately, because a serger uses different thread tensions to form the various stitches, there is no "set it and leave it" setting for everything. However, on most machines, the midpoint of each tension dial is the beginning point to create a regular overlock stitch. That is most often the factory setting, however, that may change over time and use requiring some tension tweaking by the user.

If you have trouble distinguishing one thread among them all, then try threading with four separate colors of thread. Then you can easily tell which thread/tension is out of wack. The ultimate tension is when the threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

One important tip: ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine and give each thread an extra little tug when threading the tension disk (this insures the thread is seated completely in the tension).

Second important tip: It helps to go through each stitch variation and write down in your owner's manual or a reference sheet what each thread tension setting works best for that stitch. Then you have a reference chart for the next time you need to adjust tensions and don't have to go through a laborious effort to recreate the stitch. The tension settings will change if your change thread weights, but at least you will a general beginning point to fine-tune your setting.

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I need a digram for threading a singer serger 246K3

Should be on the singer site but your model number doesn't seem to work.
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How to thread a serger Singer 241

check these sites
Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
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if they don't have what you need contact singer customer service

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I need a manual for my serger. Where can I get one? I have forgotten how to thread it properly.

Which model of serger do you have? For Singer sewing machines, many of their manuals are available either for sale or free download. Go to and enter the model number (do not include any letters after the model number). The model number will be near the on/off switch on the side for recent machines. It's on the front in varying spots for machines built before 1990.

If you add a comment with the model number, I'll be glad to provide more information on getting the manual (or at least the threading diagram). Some threading diagrams are available online even for machines that do not have the manual available as a PDF for free.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(BTW: other manufacturers have manuals available through sewing machine parts dealers or the licensed dealers. We recently got a Bernina Serger manual from a dealer.)

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I'm having trouble learning how to thread my White 1634 serger machine.

Take a deep breath, then go to and look at and download your manual for free. You will be able to make the diagrams much bigger to see the threading. Take your time and do not get too frustrated, you will get it. Good luck

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Some sergers require they be threaded in a particular order. If not, they do not "knit" the threads.

Raise the thread antenna to it's highest position.

Open the tensions (set at zero). If the tension settings are automatic, raise the presser foot to open the tension settings.

Turn the handwheel so the loopers are at their highest position. There may be a mark on the side of the serger to match up with a mark on the hand wheel for this.

Open the front of the serger and the threading guide should be printed on the inside of the serger door, or on the serger.

Start at the right and note which looper is threaded first and then the needles.

You can find more information and manuals at the Singer Co website.

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I couldn't find a link to anywhere to get the manual free, but it's available for purchase from Singer here. They do have a serger threading guide here that may be helpful.

Hope this helps a little. Thanks for usin Fixya!

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