2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 13, 2013

SERGER QUESTION...

...can anyone tell me why the right needle of my serger WILL NOT stay threaded??? 
  • The thread is not breaking; and
  • I've changed the needle.
Guess I need to pull out a manual - huh???

14 comments:

  1. Check the manual, but check your thread as well. Make sure it is not grabbing on something causing it to break.

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  2. hmmm...I don't know what's going on but I'll throw out some ideas. How about rethreading it from scratch? Lowering the tension of just that thread? Also, try flipping that serger cone upside down (in case the thread is twisting back on itself, flipping it seems to stop it from doing that)

    Thanks for your comments about my dress!

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  3. Are all the cones the same type of thread? I had a problem like this and it was the thread. Now I'm stumped. Wish I was there to take a look with you. Nothing worse than having a machine that just won't work. Good luck. I know you are just about ready to throw the machine out the window.

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  4. I've had it happen, mine is usually the left top thread and if I rethreaded it that usually took care of it. Sounds like when all else fails read the instructions, LOL!

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  5. MAke sure your needle is facing the correct way, and make sure that the right needle is traveling through all the proper channels.

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  6. When I had it happen yo me, the solution was to rethread all the threads. I can be that one thread crosses another the wrong way.

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  7. My old Singer overlocker only uses Singer needles (and they are different) not universal ones. Also just check that the thread is going between the tension plates and not on the outside of them. Oh my I feel your pain... I have had the 'nothing is wrong, everything is right and done 10 times already' problem with the overlocker too. Sometimes I just give it a little rest - even inanimate objects I find need a break!

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  8. Usually the problem is thread tension - rethread them all. Also check the needle insertion. I don't think I've added much to the discussion, but yes, it might be worth checking the thread as well.

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  9. I experienced that problem and found that its best for me to just rethread the whole thing. Another time, it was the thread, I used a different brand of thread for the right needle. After numerous rethreading decided to change the orphan cone and all was well again.

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    1. Looks like the greater consensus is re-threading. So here I go - re-threading!

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  10. When this happens on my serger, I usually have to remove the right thread and rethread and it. Most cases the problem is that I have threaded it wrong where it goes into the last thread guide near the needle. The manual will help here. Also, check to make sure the tension has not come loose.
    Cecil

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    1. Thank you Cecil. You know how I get when I'm having serger problems. I'm about ready to pack this thing up for a trip to Mr. Baggett!

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  11. I had the same kind of problem, and rethreading didn't solve it. I had to take it over to Gary, and he found a tiny piece of thread stuck inside, between tension plates, which was causing the thread to not feed all the way through. Good luck with your problem; sergers drive me nutsy!

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  12. Faye, sounds like the needle may not be inserted all the way into it's port and its striking something when it goes down into the soleplate and the it breaks. Try unscrewing it and making sure it's pushed up as far as it will go. This should correct the problem, it did for me :)

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