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I have a White serger about 8 years old. I jammed up that it can not go forward or reverse. I can turn the wheel just so far. I rethreaded and cleaned everything. When the needles go down to the bottom feeds they rub against the bottom thread guides and cannot go any further. Is there anything I can do to adjust anything? Everything is tight and where it is supposed to be.

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The moving parts on sergers have very precise settings and minute tolerances. When something prevents the machine from turning, one must be very careful. Try disengaging the knife. If that doesn't help, I would strongly recommend taking it to a knowledgeable repair person.

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