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GoddessMama
« on: February 01, 2007 07:33:45 PM »

 ???My serger is flipping out on me and I can't figure out what the deal it. It will chain just fine but the second I try to actually serge  peice of fabric it stops serging and cuts the fabric and as soon as the fabric is gone it goes back to actually serging again. I have tried changing the needles, re-treading and adjusting the tension nothing is working! Dose anyone have any ideas as to what is wrong with this piece of junk? Its a white form JoAnns if that helps.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007 06:44:00 AM »

Anyone? Huh Cry
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007 12:14:26 PM »

What is the model?  I had this problem with mine. It is a white speedy lock, which is close to 3 years old. Sometimes this problem is caused by the needles. Make sure the needles are serger needles for one, and make sure they are facing the right way, There is a 'divot' near the needle eye, and should be facing towards you. Another thing it could be the threading, just go back and make sure it is threaded right. Sometimes if the thread is just slightly off it could cause this. Hope this helps a little. 
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007 02:02:44 PM »

I'm confused. Isn't it supposed to cut the fabric? What do you mean it stops serging? What stops moving?
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007 07:30:26 PM »

She means it stops making the stitches but it trims the seam. It only makes the stitches when the fabric isn't under the presser foot.

I just started using a serger recently and know nothing about this problem, unfortunately, and will be watching this thread with interest.
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