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Overlocker not making chain after sewing

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Lower looper threading!

Rethread the lower looper, what brand model machie are you working with?

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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My machine will chain without fabric but as soon as I place fabric and sew it will not make stitches on fabric


Be sure to use brand new needles in the machine (confirm they are the correct needles for the machine) and make sure they are installed facing the correct direction and pushed all the way up before tightened. Start a chain without the fabric, then when it's a couple inches long, raise the presser foot and add the fabric.

Could be your machine has a timing issue and probably requires service.

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How do I set the timing of the Elna L1 overlocker


This is a very exacting mechanical adjustment, don't try this repair yourself especially on a overlocker. More than likely you won't be able to get the correct tools to do the repair. Get this machine to a sewing machine repair shop.

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Kelly
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San Diego, CA

Nov 13, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Overlocker looping(forming chain stitch) not stitching on fabric


try new needles
make sure tension is correct
could possibly be in need of some adjustment

Mar 29, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I have an elna 664 pro overlocker. it won't chain when sewing tried everything


if you've changed the needles
and rethreaded the machine,, then it's possible that the timing needs to be checked at a sewing machine shop...

Sep 14, 2013 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Although overlocker is correctly threaded it does not form a chain


here's a link for a manual
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-book-elna-t33.aspx
try changing the needles & see if that helps the machine to form
a proper stitch, if it doens't then it's possible that the machine
could be out of time & needs to be checked at a sewing machine
shop

Aug 20, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I'm not sure how to thread my machine, I lost my manual elna lock pro 5Dc


I would suggest that you buy a new manual for this as your overlocker has 5 threads that need to be threaded up correctly to form a stitch and there are several different stitches that can be made with this model such as a rolled hem, chain stitch, three thread overlock, four thread overlock and safety stitch with three thread overlock, lots to learn.

You can buy a manual here for $USD14.99: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-elna-pro5dc.aspx
or this website has a copy for $USD10.
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Elna_Manuals/Pro_4DC_DE_Instruction_Manual.htm

Always well worth buying the manual and saving a lot of frustration trying to guess how things work and it adds value if you are going to sell the item.

You can get some general overlocker threading tips from http://sewing.about.com/od/sergersoverlock/ss/serger.htm which may help you too.

Aug 31, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Sewing machine stopped making the stich


Unthread the needles, rethread the loopers properly, then rethread the needles. Make sure that all four threads are pulled securely into the tensions and retry.

The loopers must always be threaded before the needles or it will not chain.


Jul 19, 2009 | Yamata FY14U4AD

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Singer overlocker


Most likely is the left looper thread is trapping the needle threads.

Remove the threads and start over in this sequence....

Left looper - right looper - left needle - right needle.

If you thread the needles before the lower looper, the needle thread wrapped over the looper will be under the looper thread and will never be free to form a stitch, so the threading sequence is critical.

Jun 08, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Bernina 1300 dc overlocker skipping stitches


Make sure the chain stitch thread is threaded exactly as it should be, make doubly sure the thread comes off the bobbin vertically and runs through all eyes smoothly. Any faults in the threading causes extra tension at the needle despite what the tension is set on.
If this is not the cause then the needle depth and the looper timing needs checking.
Rob

Mar 14, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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