Singer 14SH654 upper looper replacement

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After replacing the the upper looper, the thread is not chaining and
it sounds like two parts are rubbing together inside machine

The user manual does not have instructions for setup / calibration.

We've tried a range of settings, but with no luck.

Can anyone please offer advice or provide a link to set-up
instructions for this machine

Thanks!

Re: Singer 14SH654 upper looper replacement

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The best link is your local dealer/repair shop.

gwh

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Wayne Hines wrote:
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I agree.  Looper timing is a matter of fractions of millimetres and
usually done these days with an electronic timing device

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Not really a task for an untrained person. The advice Wayne and Kate give is
very good.
That said. here is my $.02
Think of the loopers as knitting needles.
The upper looper must pas a close as possible to the lower looper without
touching it and the point must pass through the scarf in the looper. It must
also pass the needle(s) sufficiently and at the correct height so as to
allow the needle threads to be caught in the looper thread.

Now pack it up and bring it to the repair shop.

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If only we could clone Wayne and Ron so that everyone could have a
competent local repair shop.
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http://www.singera1sewing.com
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Good luck with that. Now adays seems it is far more important to sell a new
machine than repair the old one.



Re: Singer 14SH654 upper looper replacement
I just blasted my  Bernette 334ds.  This is almost 17 years old.
Cost over $850 back then.  I decided to just go ahead and purchase
little Janome 644D.  It was around $300.  It is so easy to thread
compared to the old Bernette. I can get a great narrow hem easily.
I always have struggled before.  I decided to get the old serger
fixed and it is just under $150.  It still is a great machine
and maybe I can keep one with dark and one with light thread or
just pass it on to a niece. It is a pricey repair but it was
only good for parts otherwise.  I am still not sure if I did the
right thing.  I do know that if you do much sewing once you get
used to a serger you are hooked!
Taria

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Taria wrote:
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I love my 644D. You got it for a very good price. Mine  was at least
$100 more but then I got lots of goodies with it, coupons for a lot of
free fabric, patterns and notions, as well as 10% off when I shop in the
store I bought it at.
Juno

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We've gone from lots of sewing machine stores, selling and repairing, to
a small handful of stores that only sell new machines.  Even second-hand
machines are usually only available in private sales around here.  The
shops send repairs out to regional centers, which means the machine is
gone for weeks, sometimes months.  This is a really good reason why
serious stitchers need more than one machine on hand.
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Pogonip wrote:
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"Stitchers" (Non-gender-specific term for people who join
pieces of fabric together and do other assorted sewing
tasks)...Hmmm...

"Sewers" (A system for removing waste)...Hmmm...

Since many here don't seem to like "Sewists" (my preferred
term), I think I'll start using "Stitchers".  ;-)

Thanks!

Beverly






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BEI Design wrote:
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Ah, "sewists" is good.  I'll admit, "sewers" always gives me that little
bump off the narrative moment, then I correct my mental image.  Seamers
is too limited, we'd need seamers, darters, basters, finishers, menders,
darners, etc. which is too cumbersome.  I think I have a mental picture
of us all being stitchers of one sort or another, so it popped out, so
to speak.

Seamstress and tailor are too specific for these terms.
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Gosh, is this dilemma the reason I have mostly gone over to
being a quilter? <LOL>
Taria

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Taria wrote:
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Quilting seems to be addictive.  That's probably why.  ;-)
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:-))  I'm unreconstructed.  I find 'sewist' a bit too artificial - like
saying 'actor' for 'actress'.

 I'll admit, "sewers" always gives me that little
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I still use 'sewers' as I know what I'm talking about and I never mix my
drains with my fabric and threads :-))  But I like Stitchers.  Must remember
to use it more often.



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Pogonip wrote:
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Exactly, both are too gender-specific, at least in common
usage.  I still like "sewist", but I can be persuaded to use
"stitcher".

I don't think either one is in the realm of "actor/actress
sculptor/sculptress executor/executrix" gender-specific
usage.

Beverly



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Hmmm! Seams (pun intended) to me that the machine is the stitcher, the one
using it the operator.
One more monkey in the wrench.

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BEI Design wrote:
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I prefer "sewists".  "Stitchers" has been very heavily adopted by the
cross-stitch crowd, and they might not like us taking what they consider
to be their term.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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Did they copyright or trademark it?  ;->  If not, it's not
"their" term....

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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We could stitch circles around them!!!  ;-)

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Mary wrote:

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I wonder what term hand embroiderers use to describe themselves in print?
We don't really 'sew' as such, but we certainly 'stitch' and do lots of it
too.

I must admit, I'd never even thought of what to call my machine related
activites until I came here but then if I'm talking about machine
sewing/tailoring I've always said that 'I'm a sewer' which is fine if it's
heard.  It's only in print that the word becomes somewhat confusing
depending on the context.

 



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