Chain not grabbing thread?

My husband bought me a Brother 1034D Serger for Christmas. I am pretty muc
h clueless. It has been working great until today. Well, I guess it still
works, but I can't seem to figure out why my left needle thread is not goi
ng into the chain. It feeds through the machine fine, but just is not goin
g into the chain. I have re threaded the machine several times. Any idea'
s?
Reply to
Karrie
:My husband bought me a Brother 1034D Serger for Christmas. I am pretty much clueless. It has been working great until today. Well, I guess it still works, but I can't seem to figure out why my left needle thread is not going into the chain. It feeds through the machine fine, but just is not going into the chain. I have re threaded the machine several times. Any idea's?
Rethread the mchine, from scratch, following the manual or a youtube video. You're threading it wrong, or you bent something. Threading is more likely.
Reply to
David Scheidt
Chances are there's a problem with the left needle -- it's worn, or a little dinged up. Replace both needles, making sure the new ones are in right way around and fully up in the needle clamp. Rethread the needles and try again.
I find when I've got trouble starting a chain, it helps to pull all 4 threads under and behind the presser foot when they're in the loose condition, then twist the threads into a "rope", and while holding the end of the twisted threads, start stitching. The chain will usually form then. If it doesn't, chances are that the threading is messed up somewhere, and starting the threading over from scratch can help.
Kay
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Kay Lancaster
ps: excellent beginner serger troubleshooting book -- cheap as a used book: Ultimate Serger Answer Guide. Good photos and suggestions; the machine used is very similar to yours. Try Amazon or ABE.com for a used copy.
Reply to
Kay Lancaster
This happened to mine too. Did you ever get an answer about what went wrong because I need to fix mine today in order to finish a Christmas project.
Reply to
thefarrarfamilyof4
Would you like to cue is in to what you're talking about? Because you said "chain", I'm guessing you're working with a serger. The usual cause for sergers not chaining is incorrect threading or a damaged needle or two.
Kay
Reply to
Kay Lancaster
I found a repair manual online and my hubby was able to change the timing screw. Fixed mine like a dream! Easy repair.
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Michelle

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