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How to thread and operate a kenmore serger #1564180 there is no owners manual.

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    IKenmore 16655100 am looking for the owners manual for my serger

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It is also helpful to use different colors of thread so it is easier to tell which thread's tension needs adjustment.

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Verify with the owner's manual that you are threading everything correctly and not missing any steps. If any thread happens to break or come unthreaded, it is usually best to unthread EVERYTHING and start over from the beginning. (Sergers are very finicky, so if you are frustrated trying to get things to work, the last thing you will usually try is unthreading and rethreading from the beginning.)

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Be sure you are threading each thread in the ORDER described in the owner's manual. Most machines are threaded in this order: 2nd thread from the right (upper looper), last thread on right (lower looper (this thread must cross over the top of the upper looper in the final step!!!), then the needles--but you must check your machine's manual for the correct order!

Confirm with your owner's manual that you are threading all the guides. If you miss one of the thread guides, your machine will most likely not operate.

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My Bernina came with ELX705 needles and it does run better with these in it. Also you need to use mid size needles, don't go too small, probably a size 80 or 90 is best.

Check out this page for some good info as the different serger manufacturers do have their own recommended needle sometimes. http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland.com/store/page78.html

Always refer to your manual (or ring the manufacturer if lost) to double check what needle they recommend be used in your serger, it does make a difference.

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The needles should have the groove facing the operator's position. They should also be fully inserted in their mounts. Most sergers do not release the thread tensions when the presser foot is raised, therefore, you must zero the tensions to make sure the threads are fully entered into the tensioners when threading anew. After threading, you must readjust your thread tensions to the desired tensions for the set-up you plan to use. Thread tensions should be recorded for each stitch set-up because each serger tends to be a bit different, and therefore, allows you to quickly adjust for the desired stitch needed. The different stitches are adjust and fine tuned by each individual thread tension.

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