OT serger question

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
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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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Polly Esther
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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Taria
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
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Louise in Iowa
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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