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Topic: Sewland Overlocker/Serger - help!!!  (Read 4190 times)
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« on: January 10, 2008 02:11:17 PM »

I really hope someone can help me, I have a Sewland Overlocker or Serger as you would probably call it in the US, and the thing is so temperamental that I'm sorely tempted to chuck it out of the window. I can hardly get it to form a basic starting chain, never mind actually overlocking for any length of time. If I can ever get a chain to start off with, it will run perfectly for maybe 15 minutes before it stops and I'm left with 3 separate threads that won't chain together at all. I've tried oiling it, rethreading it, adjusting the tension, everything and I am really stumped. Can anyone help? What can I try next? This is the model I have:

Does anyone have one of these? Is it a problem with them or have I got a crappy one?  Undecided I'm so frustrated! I overlocked perfectly for about 15 mins tonight and spent another 3 hours trying to get it to sew again, without success  Cry

« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008 02:16:10 PM »

I had the same problem with my serger some time ago I felt the same way. Unfortunately mine's a babylock.  But ultimately it did turn out to be tension and ONE thread wasn't threaded correctly under the plate. the one that looks like a 7 sort of. it needs to go under the other thread and not around it. that is if your machine is similar.

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