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I am not sure how to thread my Baby Lock BL 5380E Serger...any help out there???

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SOURCE: tension factory settings for Baby Lock serger Model BL400

The factory settings are 4, 4, 4, 4, and width at M. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Baby Lock Serger Instruction Manual

Contact your dealer or one on-line. They'll sell anything for money. There's also a good workbook available although expensive. But worth it.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Baby Lock Evolve wire Looper threading tool

You have to get the replacement wires from a Babylock dealer, I did too then after sticker shock at the price of that wire I learned to make a thread cradle and use that to thread difficult threads no. Take about 24 inches of regular sewing thread and fold it in half, put the open ends (together, same legnth) into the jet air port and hold onto the loop end, press the jet air threader and it will thread the machine, insert the thread you want to use into the loop you have in your hand and pull it thru the machine using the ends of the thread you put thru the machine, sounds harder than it is and works all the time. No more spending $8 on replacement wires. You can use this method for all the jet air sergers.

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You can buy the manual here. Sorry can not find free one for you.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: instruction manual for a baby Lock Serger BL4-428

I don'tknow if you are interested, but I have this serger and the manual. I can copy it and mail it to youl

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On my Baby Lock imagine, when I sew, the upper looper thread doesn't catch and afterwards I can pull that one single thread out.

Hello Sarah.
That is a beautiful serger! Let's check a few things:
1. Make sure that all the threads are well embedded in the the tension dials.
2. Make sure that the needle/s is/are pushed all the way up. This is the most likely cause.
3. If after checking items #1 and #2 above, and still not satisfaction, change the needle/s. Make sure that the correct needles are being used. Page 50 in the manual specifies HA x 1SP/CR . If the manual is not readily available, here is a free link:
Please give me a 'thumbs up' if this was helpful, otherwise ask additional questions to resolve this challenge.
Happy stitching

Apr 17, 2018 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

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I have a baby lock 5380E & can't seem to thread it correctly to make it stitch properly. Please help! I know it has to do with threading the upper & lower loopers correctly,

Hopefully you have the manual. It helps to use 4 different colors of thread so you'll be able to differentiate which thread is presenting a problem.

Just thread each thread as though it were the only one, like a sewing machine. Make sure you thread each in the proper order or it will most likely never work. AND ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading and give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk so the thread will seat completely.

Set the tension disks to the midway point, so they are all set about the same. Then test.

If something goes haywire, just bite the bullet, remove ALL the threads and start over threading from the beginning. Believe me, it very seldom works to try to re-thread only one thread...

It took me an entire day to get my new-used serger threaded properly. So don't despair... You might look around for a beginning serger class.


Oct 28, 2016 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

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My aunt just gave me this Baby Lock Pro Line Serger BL4-738D 4 Thread Is this a good machine.

Baby Lock is a very good serger. Have you ever used one before? If not, be sure to read through the manual carefully before you try to use it. They're not just like other sewing machines. Enjoy.

Apr 17, 2015 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

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I have a friends Baby lock BL 5180. She could not get it to work so I brought it home. I thought it was probably just the way it was threaded so I rethreaded the machine and noticed that the feed dogs are not moving. The machine works but will not pull the material into the machine.

Oct 29, 2013 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Related Tags: slow sewing stops lock not sewing Print Email Flag Problem with Baby Lock Eclipse Serger I have a Baby Lock Serger BL-90. When it has been on for a while and I'm sewing, it starts t

Perhaps was same as my problem.

Call your local service shop. Baby Locks in closets for years often have this problem The manual recommends annual maintenance by a pro, and they will oil the internal lobes of the feed dog apparatus. It cannot be oiled from the outside, nor with covers off, but must be taken apart. If those lobes lose the oil and heat up you will feel "surging" then slowing repeatedly -- fast then slow then fast etc -- until the lobes over heat and sort of weld themselves to that small barrel looking case. So a Baby Lock can sew, then temporarily be sluggish then later slow till sluggish; and at worst, seem to be doing everything right BUT not advancing the cloth -- that's when the worst damage is done and professional repair is needed. In PA might cost $150 to fix. $70 in parts; $80 in labor (2012 prices)
Been there, done that.

Jul 02, 2012 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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I have never used a serger before and a friend is letting me use hers. There is string on the machine, but how do I put the colors I want on and get it to the needle? The machine is a Baby Lock BL3-417. ...

here's a tip I learned for sewing machine or serger

do one thread cone at a time-the cone or spool that's on the serger--cut the thread close to the cone-then remove the cone from the serger ,,don't remove the thread that you just cut from the serger,,now put your thread on the spindle & tie your thread to the thread that you just cut (make sure it's a small knot) now the thread that's in the needle pull until the thread that in the needle is your & then cut off the other thread & make sure to cut of the knot part & leave a thread tail of 4 to 6 inches

do each spindle this way

Dec 09, 2010 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

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I have a Baby Lock BL4-736D serger. I need the

medium weight, 4 thread

Dec 06, 2009 | Baby Lock BL1556

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Looking for a 5380E serger babylock manual. I received from my mother

I have a Babylock5380E manual, if you would like me to copy it. Contact me at

Aug 16, 2009 | Baby Lock Sewing Machines

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