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A friend has a serger that is having a problem.  As you serge on it the
thread on one
of the tension disks (looper)  just works its way out of the disk.  It is a
pretty old
Singer serger.   I never had this happen and wondered if anyone had or has
any
suggestions.
TIA, Taria


Re: OT serger question
Looks like we're Home Alone, Taria.  It's probably a matter of taking the
tension disk assembly apart, cleaning it and maybe making some sort of
adjustment.  Not something I have the skill or courage to attempt.  Got any
plain dental floss?  Maybe you could just 'floss' it and perhaps catch a
sneaky contrary thread snip that's tangled up the works.  Polly


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Re: OT serger question
Well, I am waiting for another batch of that caramel corn to come out
of the oven.  Everyone I know is enjoying that stuff.  The dentists will
be doing well in the new year!
I was able to look at my friend's serger and I did clean out the disks and
oil a bit.  The thing worked better, at least it went longer between the pop
out of the thread from disks. I was hesitant to take the machine all apart.
She was in a panic over finishing presents.  I offered my serger on loan but
she just changed the way she was sewing a bit.  I never have seem a machine
do what hers did and wondered if anyone else had.
I am trying to talk her into a new machine.
Merry Christmas to you and yours Polly.
Taria


Looks like we're Home Alone, Taria.  It's probably a matter of taking the
tension disk assembly apart, cleaning it and maybe making some sort of
adjustment.  Not something I have the skill or courage to attempt.  Got any
plain dental floss?  Maybe you could just 'floss' it and perhaps catch a
sneaky contrary thread snip that's tangled up the works.  Polly


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Re: OT serger question
Wish I could help, Taria, but I'm in the helpless camp when it comes to
sergers. I bought a used one about two months ago, and I haven't even
taken it out of the carrying bag yet. I figure that'll be a good project
for next week.

Louise in Iowa
http://community.webshots.com/user/LouiseinIowa
nieland1390@mchsidotcom

On 12/23/2011 4:56 PM, Taria wrote:
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Re: OT serger question
I also have a pretty old Singer serger ... some thoughts:  # of threads -
make sure that the correct spindle is in use for each pathway;  check that
the thread is being caught up in the loop-catcher (all I can think of to
call it!) before it goes into the tension disc area;  turn the tension knob
to zero and then turn it up to feel if it is working when you tug on the
thread.  If the tension is working OK....
Try new cones of thread/different brand - the problem could also be that the
twist of the serger is wrong and it is causing static - test the thread for
static by letting about 10" of it hang against the front of the serger and
watch to see if it clings to the machine.   There is an explanation of
thread twist on the Superior Threads last newsletter.
Merry Christmas, barnyowl


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