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From: bridesmom
Date: 11-17-2005, 08:15 AM (1 of 8)
or broke something!! I am just sick. :bluesad: I was serging fleece, had lightened up the pressure, was going along nice and carefully and wham, the right needle broke and the left needle pulled out and bent, I had to use a pair of needle nose pliers to get the needle out. So I cleaned it, checked it, seemed ok, put in new needles, and decided to try it out before rethreading. Now the right needle catches on the lower looper contraption and makes a click click noise as it hits it. I checked to make sure the needles were in properly and they are ok. So, off to the shop later this morning it will go. I could just sit and cry :bluesad: What a horrible time to loose it, I'm swamped with Christmas projects!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: LynnSew
Date: 11-17-2005, 10:48 AM (2 of 8)
OH that's awful. Of course it happens when you need it most! I have done that to my serger, it just took a little tune-up to get it right. Hopefully your sewing machine hospital will be quick.

Lynn from Canada
User: LynnSew
Member since: 10-14-2005
Total posts: 10
From: Mom of Six
Date: 11-17-2005, 01:08 PM (3 of 8)
I hope it is alright! I did that with my old serger & it would have cost $150 to fix. I only paid $199 for it 2 yrs. before. The dealer gave me a $200 trade in on my new Janome. I love it! My husband says it is my last present from my Dad because we spent inheritance money on it. I hope you have better luck than me.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: Jeke
Date: 11-17-2005, 01:09 PM (4 of 8)
I am crying with you. It is so disheartening.

User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: esrun3
Date: 11-17-2005, 10:37 PM (5 of 8)
Laura, hope you get your serger back soon and it isn't too costly! What a terrible thing to happen and we all know this is a terrible time of year for those accidents to happen! Keeping good thoughts for you!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Kylnne2
Date: 11-18-2005, 01:06 AM (6 of 8)
Maybe the looper has become bent but you mentioned that you checked to make sure the needles were in properly but I was wondering if when you put in the new needles if you pushed them all the way up into the needle bar. One needle will be higher than the other. Sometimes they will make a clicking sound if not up all the way.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: gm23237
Date: 11-18-2005, 03:32 PM (7 of 8)
I agree, these machines always find the wrong time to need servicing and repairs. I got tired of waiting on my sewing machine to be repaired so I bought a used machine at a yard sale as a spare. Now the serger is a different story. I have no back up serger so that is why I start my Christmas presents very early, to allow time if the machine has to be in the shop. I did however buy extra cutters for the serger as a friend that talked me into buying a serger said cutters are usually the first thing to need replacing and she did say her cutters last a rather long time but she kept and extra set too.

Oh and I always keep lots of thread on hand, right now I have 32 cones of different colored serger thread, and a rack full of thread for my sewing machine, the rack holds 56 spools of thread. Fabric is another thing, I usually keep a couple of hundred yards in the house at all times.
User: gm23237
Member since: 11-03-2003
Total posts: 145
From: bridesmom
Date: 11-19-2005, 01:07 AM (8 of 8)
Well, its at the serger hospital now. We think its the timing, and it should be back on Tuesday which is pretty fast service. I really like this little business, they are just excellent to deal with! Meanwhile I am catching up on cutting out all sorts of stuff and will work on my fleece projects until it comes home.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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