New Singer ProFinish serger problems, scraping, not sewing

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Hi all.  I rec'd. a new Singer ProFinish serger and up until a week ago was
 sewing fine.  Last week something happened where I broke like 5 needles.  
Today it sewed somewhat but now both needles are scraping underneath and co
me unthreaded or the thread snaps after a stitch or two.  It seems it's scr
aping on the stationery knife underneath.  Any advice for how to remedy thi
s problem?  I'm using inexpensive sz. 16 needles.  Could it be the needles  
I'm using?

Re: New Singer ProFinish serger problems, scraping, not sewing
Moe wrote:
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Yes, it could be.

Suggestions:

Replace the needle(s) with the type and brand suggested by the  
manufacturer.

Re-thread it *from scratch*, needles and loopers.

Have it serviced by a professional.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: New Singer ProFinish serger problems, scraping, not sewing
On Sunday, March 2, 2014 3:06:52 PM UTC-5, Moe wrote:
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as sewing fine.  Last week something happened where I broke like 5 needles.
  Today it sewed somewhat but now both needles are scraping underneath and  
come unthreaded or the thread snaps after a stitch or two.  It seems it's s
craping on the stationery knife underneath.  Any advice for how to remedy t
his problem?  I'm using inexpensive sz. 16 needles.  Could it be the needle
s I'm using?

I tried replacing the needles but it still won't sew.  The needles rub agai
nst the lower looper part underneath.  

Re: New Singer ProFinish serger problems, scraping, not sewing
Moe wrote:
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Sounds like the timing got thrown off.  Best to take it to a  
professional for service/repair.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



Re: New Singer ProFinish serger problems, scraping, not sewing



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I really wish I could get people to stop calling everything "Timing" While,  
in this case the needle to looper relationship would appear to have been  
altered it is not necessarily a timing issue, in fact on an overlock it is  
not very likely at all.
That said it is best for OP to see their friendly local repair person

Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com
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