i need to konw how to change the upper looper in a singer ultralock serger

I've broken the upper looper in my singer serger ( can't tell you how, but I
did) went on ebay and purchased a
replacement part. I though i would screw in but I can't. it's a different
screw then any in the entire machine
and I can't seem to get it out ........what do I do now ??????? SOME ONE , ANY
ONE
PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Reply to
ldwanda
"ldwanda" wrote in message news:876d$52953242$cf3aab60$ snipped-for-privacy@news.flashnewsgroups.com...
What you should do is bring your machine to a qualified technician. That said it is an Allen wrench you need for most of them.
Reply to
Ron Anderson
LOL!!! I was going to suggest that as well. I did some searching, but without the model number ("singer serger" is a little vague) it is difficult to offer help. :-} I wonder if OP knows how to time that looper...
Reply to
BEI Design
That would be easy if "qualified technicians" didn't charge an arm and a le g! Once we start sewing, we have to become qualified technicians, because n o machine sews without needing adjustment. What you SHOULD do is put a tuto rial on YouTube - I'm sure you'll get lots of views, and therefore eventual ly some benefit! BTW, I'm awaiting arrival for an upper looper as we speak, and I am a big-time do-it-yourselfer!
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afroniqabi
leg! Once we start sewing, we have to become qualified technicians, because no machine sews without needing adjustment. What you SHOULD do is put a tu torial on YouTube - I'm sure you'll get lots of views, and therefore eventu ally some benefit! BTW, I'm awaiting arrival for an upper looper as we spea k, and I am a big-time do-it-yourselfer!
Golly, let's hope Wanda has had her serger repaired since she originally posted her question back in NOVEMBER 2013.
Reply to
ItsJoanNotJoann
That "qualified technician" you are criticizing is a regular contributor to this group, and often provides very detailed instructions. However, certain jobs are beyond the skill-set (or tools) of home sewists and SHOULD be undertaken by professionals.
Do you do all your own car/home/boat repairs? LOL
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BEI Design
\o/
If we do not employ professionals from time to time, they will not employ US when the need arises.
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BEI Design
So very correct Beverly, There are fewer and fewer of us around. The reason is the lack of business, at one time a person could make a fair living as a repair tech, not so much these days. If I was much younger I would be gone but after 38 years and who would hire a guy over 60 anyway. One day soon there will be no repair shops and you will be buying disposable junk to sew with.
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Ron Anderson
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Gah, bite your tongue!!! :-O
I am so unhappy about the situation for my Singer embroidery machines, I will have to drive to Arizona for the only shop which still does the recommended 3,000,000 stitch service, the only local shop damaged one of my machines last time I let them touch it.
OR, could I bring them to you? Do you (are you allowed to) do any Singer Quantum XL5000 & 6000 service? Not under warrantee, and the machine are sewing just fine, I just want to keep up with routine cleaning and lubing. If you can do it, I have two machines, I can drive across country in the fall. I would love to see my DGD perform at Juilliard, so I could make it a dual purpose trip. ;-)
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BEI Design
I'm about to put my Bernina in for a full service and that will cost me $AU180 which at today's exchange rate is $US131. I count that as money well spent.
Not "one day" Ron. "Right now" is when there is a lot of such crap being bought out there in consumer land.
Reply to
Fran Farmer
Singer does not own me. No one does. I can do what ever I want. I see no reason though to drive across the US for service.
Reply to
Ron Anderson
Ron, I did not mean to imply that Singer "owned" you, but I am familiar with the difficulties you had with them a few years back, and I would never want to be responsible for contributing to your legal costs. ;-}
I could drive to Mesa, AZ faster, but my DGD is in NYC, and that makes *that* trip much more desirable. I do not really want to pack and ship my two machines. If I can find someone who can spare the time (ten+ days) to make the road trip with me, I will seriously look into doing it.
I'll keep you posted as to my plans.
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BEI Design
Still needing to find the answer for the upper looper arm replacement as the 2.5 Allen wrench I’ve tried is not budging the bolt at all. I’ve tried loosening with oil, tri-flow, acetone- in case the bolt was secured with lock-tight and still no go. The upper looper needle arm bent when the needle suddenly dropped down while sewing. I caught it time to do further damage- I have the replacement part and the two technicians I took it to wouldn’t touch it without asking for $250 and said it wasn’t worth fixing. I believe it it is and have faith there are better technicians who can answer this simple question: how do you loosen the 2.5 hex bolt that secured the upper looper arm to the shaft on a Singer 14SH654? Please help.
Reply to
SandiPayne
On Tue, 9 Jun 2020 18:30:04 +0000, SandiPayne
sewing. I caught it time to do further damage- I have the replacement part and the two technicians I took it to wouldn?t touch it without asking for $250 and said it wasn?t worth fixing. I believe it it is and have faith there are better technicians who can answer this simple question: how do you loosen the 2.5 hex bolt that secured the upper looper arm to the shaft on a Singer 14SH654? Please help.
This isn't specific to sewing machines, it's generic advice for dealing with recalcitrant screws.
First thing, try turning the screw the other way. Odds of it being a left-hand thread are tiny, but if it is you'll save yourself a world of frustration.
Next, try 50-50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone--old machinst's trick (note--if your car has an automatic transmission you can probably drip enough off of the transmission dipstick to do the job--you only need a drop or two--no need to buy anything).
Next, try heating the screw. A cheap soldering iron should work fine. Let it cool then more automatic transmission fluid with acetone. You're trying to expand the hole a tiny bit with thermal expansion--once the screw cools it should be a tiny bit looser fit. If that doesn't work heat it again and try to turn it hot--the heat will overcome any Loctite or the like.
If that doesn't work, you're probably going to have to destroy the screw to get it out, so get a replacement screw.
If you've got an impact driver give it a shot. Don't go buy one though.
Try vise-grips on the screw head. They'll bugger up the screw and may break it. They'll also scratch the part it's holding but you're replacing that anyway. If the screw breaks you've now got the pieces disassembled and no tension on the screw, so the remains should come out easier.
If you can't get any useful result with the vise-grips, it's time to grind the head off--a Dremel with a cutoff wheel is probably your best bet for this, but if space is tight a carbide cutter will do. Again once the head is off, with no tension on the remains of the screw it should come out easily.
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J. Clarke
I just experienced the same problem with a Singer 14u34 serger. I used pliers to rotate what was left of the broken upper looper and this loosened the screw so that I could get it out. I plan to order a new upper looper but am wondering how to set the screw. If it ever was a hex screw, it is apparently stripped. The indention in the top of the screw is round now which I don't understand because I have never had this part replaced.
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