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Baby Lock Serger Thread keeps breaking

I can not seem to get the thread to stop breaking or serging - th ethreads just feed straight through the machine. I have double checked the thread passes but still nothing. Baby Lock BL4-736. I have a Baby Lock serger model EA-605. When trying to sew a straight (double chain) stitch, the thread keeps coming out of the top needle. (the looper stays threaded. I have double checked the threading and tension. I can't seem to find the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Jo Gay Aug 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. My EA605 makes the serged edge but will not sew the seam. I have rethreaded and turned the needle around thinking that it might be in backwards. I have no idea what is causing this.

  • dandmb Mar 09, 2009

    I need a manual for the baby lock BL4-736. My serger won't sew at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Can I also get a copy of the EA-605 Manual in english please?

  • glisten Mar 20, 2009

    I was wondering if you could send the instruction booklet for the EA-605 to my email address?? [email protected]

    Thankyou,

  • bobi55 Mar 22, 2009

    Do you have an electronic copy of the manual that you could send me? My mother inherited this serger from my aunt and we don't have the manual.

  • gjeanlou_fr May 09, 2009

    Hello, could you send me the booklet for this machine Baby lock EA-605 in french or english. thank you. [email protected]

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Mmmm...., maybe NOT the solution, maybe, just a key.

I have a copy of theBaby LKock EA-605 instruction booklet in English, Germann, French and Spanish. NO ideas how it casme into my orbit, but happy to pass it on.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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I could not get my Babylock BL4-736 to make a chain. The most important suggestion I can give anyone with this problem is to make sure you have the DCx1F needles (not 1SP needles) installed correctly. The next suggestion is to make sure when you thread the loopers to have them in the highest position possible. No where in a manual will you find the next bit of important information: WHEN YOU THREAD YOUR UPPER LOOPER MAKE SURE YOUR THREAD FROM THE LAST STAY TO THE UPPER LOOPER IS BEHIND THE LOWER LOOPER. This worked for me and I know it will work for you.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012

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    Mucevher Mullinax Feb 25, 2015

    Iam going to trying this tomarrow thank you very much . I hope works for me to.

  • Anna Clyne
    Anna Clyne Jan 25, 2019

    This was a long time ago... but did you have success? I am having exactly the same problem, and can't solve it.

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Need manual for ea650 juki babylock also thread keeps coming out of the needle any tips? [email protected]

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Can you please send me the manual too!!! [email protected], thank you soooo much :-)

Posted on May 31, 2009

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