Question about Singer 14SH654

2 Answers

Mock safety stitch

I can't get my Singer Overlock 14SH654 to utilize the 4th thread in the mock safety stitch. (The last one to be threaded.) I had not been using that needle, but recently reinserted it. The needle broke soon after I started sewing again. It has broken 3 times since. I have changed both needles and corrected tension, rethreaded, etc. Needles are no longer breaking, but the thread doesn't get incorporated into the chain. It just sits on top and comes loose. What am I doing wrong?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    changed needle, rethreaded, adjusted tension...

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Open the threading door, lower the needles to the lowest point. There is a small plate that should be in front of the needles at this point. If the bracket holding the plate becomes bent down the plate will be behind the needles ( between the needles and the lower looper). If this is the case raise the needles and carefully bend the bracket up until the plate is covering the bottom of the needles ( a little above he eyes). That should fix the problem

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Singer Master
  • 1,388 Answers

Sounds like the timing is a little out.

If you remove the needle plate and turn the handwheel manually watch for the lower looper as it swings behind the Left needle....the needles ought to rise by only about 2mm before the looper passes......the looper must pass the needle above the eye to catch the thread, and be so close as to be barely touching the rear of the needles......if the left needle thread is not picked up, it may be the timing, or the distance between needle and looper.

For the uninitiated, there are a myriad of variables in correctly timing an overlocker (serger), and without the manual to refer to the correct parameters, you will rapidly descend down a road of despair....if you move a looper to advance or ****** the timing, you risk looper collision and a broken looper is almost as much as a service, so my advice is do the test to see if the timing is the likely culprit, and if so, take the opportunity to give the old girl a treat.

If you need to save for a while to do it, just use the 3 thread option for the time being.

www.bargainbox.com.au

Posted on May 10, 2008

  • jsilcott1 Sep 15, 2010

    Open the threading door, lower the needles to the lowest point. There is a small plate that should be in front of the needles at this point. If the bracket holding the plate becomes bent down the plate will be behind the needles ( between the needles and the lower looper). If this is the case raise the needles and carefully bend the bracket up until the plate is covering the bottom of the needles ( a little above he eyes). That should fix the problem.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What setting are the three threads set on for a rolled hem on a singer ultralock l4sh654 and what is the lever by the plate for?


Rolled hemming on any overlocker is usually achived the following way. Right hand needle only.
Blade over to the right usually to cut wider than normal but you can vary this to suit the fabric and stitch width you want.
Thread in this needle and the upper and lower loopers. If you can source any, use woolly overlock thread in the upper looper, this fluffs out when not tensioned and covers the fabric to give the look of solid stitching. Change upper looper tension to about 2 and lower looper tension to about 6 or 7.

The lever by the plate is usually to control the little stitch finger where the stitches are formed, move it backwards and it should move back towards you?? If this happens, then you want it in the retracted (towards you) position for rolled hemming so the stitching is much smaller and the fabric can roll. Normally this stitch finger holds the fabric firm for the loopers to form the stitch over for your normal 3 or 4 thread overlock.

Now test stitch and see how it looks. Tighten the lower looper thread so it lays right beside the needle on the underside. You may need to then tighten or loosen more the upper looper, you want the upper thread to wrap all the way around to the underneath against the lower looper thread and needle.

The cut edge of fabric should roll to underneath inside your seam. Once you've got this happening, turn the stitch length down to 0.5 or so to close it right up tight. This uses heaps of thread so I usually test everything else, then close it up at the end to minimise waste.

Hope this makes sense, good luck.

Sep 22, 2011 | Singer 14SH654

2 Answers

I am doing some sashes for a wedding and i want to know on my serger 14SH654 ultralock how to do a rolled hem


A rolled hem on any overlocker is formed by using the right hand needle only, and the two loopers to form a narrow three thread seam. You also need to retract the seam width finger as Trial2962 said. This is a little finger that sits on the stitching plate and the loopers form the stitching over it. By retracting it, the looper threads can form a narrow seam and in fact, roll the fabric inside the seam. You need to move the cutting blade as far right as it will go so you are trimming as wide as possible from the needle, turn the tension on the top looper rigth down to 2 so it is very loose and this thread wraps around to the underside. And tighten the lower looper tension to about 7 so it hardly shows and sits right up against the needle thread. Adjust and test until you get the seam looking like this, then turn the stitch length dial (on the right side by flywheel) down to 0.5 to close the seam right up tight. Lastly, if you can source it in the right colour, buy woolly overlock thread and run this through the upper looper only, this thread is fluffy and when not under tension, relaxes and "fills" out so the seam appears like a continuous coverage over the fabric.
9_26_2011_11_26_51_pm.jpg
You will need to practice a few runs and go slowly on corners, a curve is obviously much easier to serge than a right hand cover so if you can, cut the fabric with curved ends, much easier to get a great finish. When you chain off at the end, you need to unravel the tail threads and pull them inside the seam for a few mm with a needle to get a smooth finish, then trim the tail and seal with a drop of Fray Stop.9_26_2011_11_26_51_pm.jpg

Sep 04, 2011 | Singer 14SH654

1 Answer

I'm not sure how to thread my machine, I lost my manual elna lock pro 5Dc


I would suggest that you buy a new manual for this as your overlocker has 5 threads that need to be threaded up correctly to form a stitch and there are several different stitches that can be made with this model such as a rolled hem, chain stitch, three thread overlock, four thread overlock and safety stitch with three thread overlock, lots to learn.

You can buy a manual here for $USD14.99: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-elna-pro5dc.aspx
or this website has a copy for $USD10.
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Elna_Manuals/Pro_4DC_DE_Instruction_Manual.htm

Always well worth buying the manual and saving a lot of frustration trying to guess how things work and it adds value if you are going to sell the item.

You can get some general overlocker threading tips from http://sewing.about.com/od/sergersoverlock/ss/serger.htm which may help you too.

Aug 31, 2011 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I am trying to do a rolled hem using a singer ultralock 14sh654. Do I disengage the knife? The stitches are uneven and some are quite loose no matter how much I adjust the tension. I am positive I...


no, you need the blade in place and cutting to give an even cut fabric edge. Set up for a three thread using the right hand needle, take out the left hand needle. move blade over to the right so it is cutting wide. Most overlockers there is also a thread finger you need to change on the foot, or a little lever you flick to move this finger forward into the stitching area. Check this on your manual as each make is a bit different.
If you can source it, put wooly nylon thread into the upper looper (knot it onto existing thread and just chain it through, the knot should go through the looper eye fine). Now turn the tension on top looper down so it is looser and tighten up tension on bottom looper, so needle 5, top looper 2 and bottom looper about 7.

Now test serge, the fabric cut edge should be wider than the overlocking seam so the fabric rolls under inside the stitching. Adjust the two looper threads so that this is happening, you want the bottom looper thread to nest right up against the needle stitch and the top looper thread to wrap all the way around too.

Once you've got this happening, turn the stitch length down to 0.5, to close the stitching right up. On some fabrics you'll need to adjust the differential feed too if the fabric is "waving" a bit.

Uneven stitches or sometimes loose when serging could indicate that one of the tension devices is faulting, so if this machine is not new and its doing this, it could need a service. Can you get a regular smooth three or 4 thread seam out if it???

It is always good to just recheck the threading path, make sure the thread aerial is up and that a thread hasn't got caught back on the thread stand somewhere if you're getting something wonky happening, threads stream off overlocker cones through the machine so anything wrong in the thread path will throw off the stitching.

Jun 25, 2011 | Singer 14SH654

1 Answer

I have a singer Overlock 14SH654 and I cannot get the tension set on the upper and lower loopers. The two threads for the needles seem to work find and when adjusted one way or the other shows the change...


Yes, it can. What do you have your differential set at? Try it in the middle and see if it makes a difference.1 is usually for overedging, 2 is usually for easing in a sleeve, etc. I have my tensions set at 4,4,4,4, stitch length at 3 to 4. Do not be afraid to try gradually changing the tensions, but do them one at a time, that is what I did and finally got it.

Mar 14, 2011 | Singer 14SH654

1 Answer

Singer Overlocker/Sergers require particular threading order. If that does not help you may as I did have to take it to an Authorised repairer. It has to be a Singer Authorised as they have done training...


Sergers thread upper looper first, lower looper second, right needle third and left needle last in that order. If your thread breaks, CUT ALL THREADS and start from scratch or you will not get a good stitch or your machine may jam. It's probably just a "user error."
Good luck.

Jun 17, 2010 | Singer 14SH654

1 Answer

I have a 14sh654 overlock... first time user... I have rethreaded but the manual doesn't say what to do. It shows a picture of the needle threads being around the looper but not how I'm suppose to do...


I think that you need to go to their site, www.singerco.com and look under sewing resources, they have great diagrams for threading sergers, then you can enlarge the diagrams and it will make sense to you. At least, it did help me understand it better than looking at my manual. Good luck

Jan 13, 2010 | Singer 14SH654

1 Answer

My 14sh654 singer Serger tension must be off and although i have watched the video and read the manual repeatedly I can not get the lower looper to tighten. My stitching is very loose on every tension...


possible causes. not threaded correctly, actual probelm with tension, burr on neelde plate presser foot or looper. check to see if after you thread that particular tension if there is any resistance on the thread after it passs thru tension, if not see if thread or lint is in tension disc. clean out it present then try again.

Sep 25, 2009 | Singer 14SH654

1 Answer

I want to have my Juki MO-2516n do a mock safety stitch/4 thread


I have a Juki MO 2516N. It does not have the capability to serge 4 threads. The only options are 2, 3, and 5.

Apr 28, 2009 | Juki Sewing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Singer 14SH654 Logo

300 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4945 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

mystery_soul

Level 1 Expert

41 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...