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My serger is jamming and breaking the inside needle. One of the arms is loose and I don't know where it's suppose to be. Help Please.

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  • leeellenb52 Sep 05, 2008

    My serger jams - needle hits left looper. I just had it serviced, tried to sew through a too thick seam, it broke the needle and jammed. How can I set the timing, or adjust the looper or unjam it? Its an old White 734 SErger

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Wish some body had answered because I think I'm suffering the same fate. Sew two inches and break the needles

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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