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Imagine BabyLock Serger. The hand wheel only moves a tiny bit and the gears grind. I cannot remove the needles because the needles are in the down position and the hand wheel does not move enough to raise them., I have removed the bottom plate and cleaned the machine. I do not see any threads in the mechanism and the tightness leads me to believe that the gears are not funtioning properly. How do I release them?

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I suggest having a professional look at it, if you don't have one near by. You can try to fix it yourself, but if release the gears the machine willl most likely get out of time and not sew properly.

How to release gears on each gear are 2 set screw, usually a hex head. just turn it counter clockwise and it will release.

But remember the machine will have to be timed, which is a bit to difficult to explain over text chat.

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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