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Need Simplicity easylock 880 serger owner's manual...I cannot get the machine to start a chain...the thread keeps snapping off on #3 and/or #4 needles. Thanks!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: thread breaking on Simplicity Denim Star

Hi, when your thread breaks or frays right before in goes through the eye of the needle:

  1. Change your needle - after awhile, the eye can wear down and cause your thread to break or fray, eventhough it looks like the thread isn't even going through the needle. When you change your needle, make sure to install a needle that is compatible with the thread you are using (see below).
  2. If your thread still frays or breaks, make sure you've threaded your machine correctly. Most machines have a hook or bar right above the needle that your thread need to pass thru before you put the thread thru the eye of your needle. Sometimes that spot above the needle is really hard to get to, and sometimes the thread slips out. Always a good idea to double check. If you are still having problems, the needle you are using is probably the wrong size.
There are lots of needles on the market, and lots of threads. You need to make sure your needle is compatible with the thread you use for each project.

The most common needles are size 80 and 90 universal needles, which are fine for most sewing projects. But if you are using a specialty thread, you need to use a needle that is designed to work with that particular thread. For example, top stitching needles have a larger eye than a universal needle, because top stitching thread is thicker than sewing thread. The same is true for metallic thread - needles made for metallic thread an eye designed to allow the thread to pass thru without fraying. Further, if you using fine thread, you need a small needle.

FYI - unfortunately, thread sizes do not correspond directly with needle sizes. Small needle numbers indicate a needle with a small eye. But the smaller the thread size, the larger the thread. For example, size 50 thread is very fine and would usually be used with a size 70 needle. Size 30 thread is fairly thick and would probably be used with a size 90 top stitch needle.

Hope this helps, and remember, you should always change your needle after about 10 hours of sewing, no matter what size needle you are using. If you have more questions, please post again. Thanks, Ginny

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: bernina 2500DCET serger keeps breaking the centre

I have found with any serger I have used that you have to cut the looper (bottom) threads before re threading the needle threads. You then rethread the loopers.
If you don't do this, the needle threads keep breaking. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Baby Lock Serger Thread keeps breaking

Mmmm...., maybe NOT the solution, maybe, just a key.

I have a copy of theBaby LKock EA-605 instruction booklet in English, Germann, French and Spanish. NO ideas how it casme into my orbit, but happy to pass it on.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My brand new Kenmore serger

The loopers must be threaded before the needles.

Make sure that the needles are not threaded. Thread the loopers and have the loose ends behind the presser foot. Then re-thread the needles and place a scrap of fabric under the foot and sew. Make sure that the edge of the fabric is not to the right of the plate, but where it would be if the knife had cut it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin thread won't catch after changing needle in stylist 457. also what tool to use to change needle in serger

machine needs to be timed,,usually a 30-50 repair, could try dropping a needle just a tad bit to see if it catches

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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I have a easy lock serger Model SL4300 and I need to know the needle size and what brand should I get, lost my manuel


Manual:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-simplicity-sl4300.aspx

Free Manual For Simplicity Easylock Serger Model Sl4300

Parts:

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/simplicity-sl4300-serger-machine-parts.aspx

This site shows Organ and Schmetz needles but most quality needle brands would be suitable for your machine. A standard 130/705H needle will work. Just be careful as I believe my machine recommends no needles larger than a size 90.
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Why isn't the upper looper of my Simplicity Easylock looping?


The thread probably had not gone through the threading eye of the upper looper.

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How do I get my Serger to sew properly?


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:
1. Get out your owner's manual and check the thread path(s) for each thread. Be sure you've got them right, especially the loopers (usually the two threads on the right-hand as you look at the machine).
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.
3. Be sure that none of the threads are caught under the feed dogs, they should pull fairly freely toward the back of the machine.
4. Start sewing without fabric in the machine. I know this is wrong for a standard sewing machine, but you should get a 'chain' with a serger. If it's not 'chaining,' go back and try these steps again.
5. If that doesn't fix the problem, or if it chains and still won't stitch, change your needles. They should be changed now and then anyway.
6. Be sure to lubricate your machine often according to the owner's manual. Most sewing machines need more oil than they get.

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How do I find needles for my simplicity easylock 804 its four thread


I think you can find out thru any simplicity retailer.or by reading thru your owners manual.

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How do you lengthen stitch. The stitches are so close together it looks like a satin stitch. I have no manual for it. thanks!


your machine should have a stitch length dial on the right hand side above the flywheel, it might have numbers from 0.5 to 3 or 4, higher number for longer stitch (effectively this moves the foot and feed dogs faster in relation to the needles to make the stitch longer).

If you have the Serge Pro SW432 that your enquiry is linked to and you have not used a serger before, then definitely get hold of the manual, you will need it. Sergers are very different to sewing machines - once you've mastered one, its easy, but there is a learning curve.

Firstly, ALWAYS extend the thread aerial up, you'll see loads of images of sergers sitting nicely with the aerial in the lowered position, great for moving them to avoid damage. But they won't work well, a serger seams at 1500 stitches per minute and the thread streams off the cones so you need to ensure there is a good clear feed via the aerial to the tension dials.

Buy good quality thread cones and keep it out of the sun and dust. Cover your machine when not in use (lower the aerial first). You could start with white, grey and black thread as this will cover a lot of fabric prints/colours etc. To change thread colour, you will need to cut and knot on the new thread for the two loopers (right hand side cones) - do this about 6 inches above the first thread guide, and then chain off to feed these through down to the needle plate, when you see the new colour come through okay, stop. Repeat the process for the needle thread or threads (3 or 4 thead depending on what stitch you are sewing) but stop chaining when the thread knot is above the needles. Stop, loosen these tension dials and pull the thread down, cut out the knot with scissors and thread the new colour through the two needles. Use threading wires if you have them, or tweezers. Pull both these and the two looper threads together under the pressure foot, lower the foot, turn your tension dials back to 5 and chain off. The thread sequence is important, mostly top looper, bottom looper, then needles, this is so much easier demonstrated than explained.

If you can find a classroom/shop offering overlocking user lessons, go take a couple, its well worth the money. Otherwise go to you-tube and watch all the videos you can search on sergers, threading, etc.

Good luck with your serger, please respond with 4 thumbs if this has been helpful to you. :-)

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narrow 3thread seam, so remove left needle. loosen top looper tension to 3 or 2, tighten bottom looper tension to 7 or 8. thread top looper with woolly overlock thread and reduce stitch length. there is also a thread finger u need to flick back on throat or needle plate usually to make rolled hem. also move blade to right to trim less fabric as you want the fabtic to roll under inside the seam.

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Changed thread on serge pro SW 432. Now no chain or stitch.


Sergers can be tricky to thread.

Remove the thread.

Raise the antenna to it's highest position.

Open the tensions - setting zero.

Lift the presser foot.

Open the door on the serger and turn the handwheel until the upper looper is at it's highest point.

There should be a threading guide on the front of the machine or on the inside of the door.

Follow the threading sequence as this greatly affects the stitching.

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