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I'm looking for instructions on how to thread a serger. It's a Toyota model about 12-14 years old. The guide is on the machine and much to small for me to see it. Is there an instruction manual out there to guide me through the process? Jan Carlson e-mail j-jcarl1@comcast.net

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I found the manual and on line threading guides for my Toyota on the Aisin French site.
Here's a copy of the manual.
http://www.aisin.fr/catalog/download//manuel%20SL1,%20SL1T,%20SL1T-X,%20SL1A.pdf
Their online guide for threading a serger is only available in French, but it does have good coloured diagrams that you can enlarge.
http://www.aisin.fr/catalog/download//SLEnfilage.pdf
They also have spare parts and accessories for this machine. I've found it a really useful site.
http://www.aisin.fr/-c-53_41.html?page=1&sort=3a
Hope this helps!


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    These instructions were a huge help. Haven't tried them yet, but all the diagrams are exactly what I'm looking for and muost of the instructions are also in English. Thanks for all your help !!

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I'm afraid you've threaded your serger incorrectly. I've done it myself more than once, so I try to make sure that I tie new thread to old and pull it through the machine rather than try to re-thread it. That avoids the problem for the future, but doesn't help you now.

Here's what you can do right now to work out the problem:
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2. If you don't find any obvious errors, change the sequence of the looper threads - that is, which one is threaded first. I know it doesn't sound like this will help, but it fixed mine.
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1. Is the serger threaded correctly?


2. Is the needles inserted correctly?


3. Is one of the needles bent or damaged?


4. Is the tension adjusted too tightly?


5. Is the tension adjusted to accommodate thickness of thread being used?


6. Are you using inferior quality thread?


7. Is the thread feeding of the cone/spool freely?


8. Is the needle size correct for the type of fabric being used?


9. Are the needles being used the correct one for the serger?


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Do you have a manual?
You can get a free manual to download for a Toyota Serger here:
http://www.aisin.fr/catalog/download//manuel%20SL1,%20SL1T,%20SL1T-X,%20SL1A.pdf
They also have a threading guide, in colour, but it's written in French.
http://www.aisin.fr/catalog/download//SLEnfilage.pdf
Although the manual is for another model number, it should be useful as most sergers thread in exactly the same way.
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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.

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