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I am working on a Singer 14u 85b serger with differential feed. This is a 5
 thread serger. Old but very nice. The machine was very dry and frozen up.  
That problem is no more. She is free and turning well. Problem is the timin
g is completely screwed up. I have the service manual but I need a starting
 point or zero point to start from. Any ideas or suggestions?  
I have been working on sewing machines for a long time BUT I am having prob
lems getting started on this serger.


Re: Sergers wrote:
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Ron Anderson may offer some help, although his usual advice is to  
take complicated stuff like serger timing issues to a service  



Re: Sergers
On Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:03:51 PM UTC-6, BEI Design wrote:
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I agree.  He's very good and won't steer you wrong.

Re: Sergers
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You're welcome to take a look at the stitch cycle photos I posted here: -- they're in several albums,
but truthfully, the less hair-tearing approach would be to haul  
it to a serger tech.  I'm pretty good at mechanical things, and I can often do  
minor adjustments to an out of time serger, but if it's way out of whack,
I wouldn't hesitate to take it in.

ps: I highly recommend taking a good series of closeup photos of any newly adjusted  
machine.  It's amazing how often that's saved a trip to the serger or sewing machine
shop for something minor once I started doing that.


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