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Thread hangs up

I have a serger. the thread hangs up and will not chain off.i usually have to pull it from behind to keep it from bunching up . if the material is thin, it "eats the material"is the needle that lays on the bottom in the grove too far back?

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Remove the needle plate and look for any burrs or nicks that may be catching the thread. If you find any they need to be removed with a small file or emery stick.
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I have a white speed lock 234 serger and cannot get it to chain off. The thread bunches together


Yes, thread the upper looper first, the lower looper next.

***Make sure that you have the presser foot RAISED during the ENTIRE threading process until you get to the point of threading the needles.

The second to last step in the lower looper process is to make sure lower looper thread DRAPES over the top of the upper looper & thread, then both thread tails get pulled under the presser foot and toward the back of the machine.

Give each thread a little extra tug as it goes through the tension disk to make sure it is seated. Verify that all the threading steps have been followed. Any skipped steps, extra thread wraps, or incorrect threading will most likely cause a problem.

Make sure you have brand new needles before threading. If one is bent or damaged, you will probably have issues with skipped stitches.

Set all the tensions to the midway point (the factory standard for regular chain stitch). The tensions can then be tweaked when the machine is correctly creating a chain.

If the machine messes up, breaks a thread, comes unthreaded, etc., save yourself some time and frustration and RETHREAD everything from the beginning. Trying to rethread out of order usually fails!!!

Once you are more comfortable with your machine, you can try fishing a thread, but even experienced serger users still have trouble with this.

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L5 serger overlocker. Why don't the threads make a chain?


rethread machine, make sure u thread all steps

Jul 14, 2015 | Elna Sewing Machines

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The serger will not form the initial chain. Have checked threading and have new needles, any ideas?


It's an odd thing but on my serger, it actually matters the order in which I thread it. I *try* to tie the new thread to the old and pull it through rather than re-threading, but when I've had to re-thread, I've had trouble getting it to loop again when I thread left to right. It seems that the loopers only loop if the right looper is threaded before the left.

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Do I have to have the cutting blades on the machine to serge material? Also, what's rolled hem and whats overlock?


No you do not need the cutting blade to serge but you shouldn't have to remove the blade it you should be able to push the knob at base of blade inward or pull it outward to turn blade downward out of the way.

TUTORIAL - How to do a rolled hem on a serger - StitchCraft

http://stitchcraftonline.com/blog/?p=42 - 71k - similar pages Aug 5, 2009 ... One of my favorite uses for my serger is to do rolled hems. A rolled hem is were the machine folds the fabric under a tiny bit and then stitches it.

Jan 05, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I have a Tiny Serger. The thread keeps coming out of the needle when I try to make a chain. What am I doing wrong?


first try changing the needles

make sure you have long thread tails and pull them behind the needle toward the back of the serger.

make sure there is no loose thread in the looper area

Aug 18, 2014 | Singer Tiny Serger TS380

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The top thread just hangs and knots on bottom of material


try changing the needle-flat side goes to the back of the machine
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever
try rethreading the machine top thread & bobbin
clean under the needle plate area & also in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads

Feb 20, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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My thread keeps breaking on my Bernina 800dl serger


Is the thread aerial raised up ensuring a good thread flow?

Which thread is breaking, needle or looper? If you can establish which thread is breaking, then check that tension dial, turn it to zero and clean between the tension discs by sawing a selvage edge of cotton fabric offcut between the two discs to remove any fibres, dirt or debris.

Now turn all dials to zero, unthread the needles, and pull on each thread, feeling if there is any resistance. If there is, check back through the thread path and find where the thread is catching.
Serger threads flow very fast and the thread path can't be compromised or the thread snagged.

Check the thread path from the cone to the sewing foot, and ensure that the thread is not catching on something, or getting caught around the cone, cone holder or aerial somewhere in the path. Look at the thread cone, has the thread feeding off got looped around itself somewhere? Open up front of the serger and look at the thread going through the loopers, is something misthreaded here, sometimes there is a part that slides on a looper to make threading easier, just check it is all threaded up correctly. There should be a threading diagram inside the serger cover usually showing the paths.

Rethread the needle(s) and pull all the threads under the pressure foot, lower the foot, turn tensions back to 5, then chain off and test sew.

If no joy after trying all this, I'd take it for a ride in the car to the shop.


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The thread keeps bunching up on the backside of my material, I have changed the needle and tried to adjust the bobbin in the bottom I don't know what to do next


Usually it is your top threading. Totally rethread then try this trick, with the presser foot up, pull on your top thread, it should feed smoothly, now, lower the presser foot and pull again, your thread should barely move. Sometimes this seats the thread and your problem is solved. Hope it works. Good luck

Nov 10, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Trouble with my Huskylock 680D overlocker Tensions


You need to re-thread the serger.

Refer to the manual or open the front of the serger to see if the threading diagram is there.

With most sergers, you begin with raising the presser foot, then set the tensions to zero.

Begin the threading with the upper looper (curved looper), then the lower looper and the needles last.

Pull the thread under the presser foot and to the left side of the serger.

Set the tensions back to normal 4 - 5 usually.

Lower the presser foot and hold onto the threas tails as you stitch a chain. If the chain of the four threads is ok, you are ready to serge fabric.

Feb 21, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Won't form a chain stitch


You 910 serger doesn't have the option for a Chain Stitch. It is a 2, 3, or 4 thread serger. You can do a good number of different stitches but a chain stich is not one of them.

If what you mean it that it won't "chain off", meaning sew with no fabric beneath the foot as you gently pull the thread towards the rear of the machine, that could be for a number of different reasons. First, change the needles and unthread the machine and start over. If the threads are not exactly where they should be, your serger won't sew correctly. A great video on threading your machine can be seen at:http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/mediafiles/huskylock/index_en.html

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