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From: klschmeis
Date: 03-04-2006, 10:34 PM (1 of 4)
I'm new to fine until I have to change something. I just changed from 3 thread rolled hem back to regular 4 thread serging, and I can't get the machine to work. I have a oldie. I think I have it threaded correctly. All the threads pull fine. But when I start to serge, all the threads are wrapping up on the little "pin" that's in the throat plate. What am I doing wrong??
User: klschmeis
Member since: 05-13-2005
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 03-05-2006, 01:09 AM (2 of 4)
Just guessing here by what it sounds like is your stitch finger is still set up for the 3 thread rolled hem and you need to widen your stitch width. You might want to lengthen your stitch also and see if that helps. When you added the other needle for the 4 thread stitch did you check to make sure your other needle thread was free and clear from the feed and set to the back left of the machine? Also, if you rethreaded the loopers..once again be sure that your needle threads are free and clear and to the back of the machine. It's best to thread needles last. I hope you get it figured out ok.
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From: paroper
Date: 03-05-2006, 03:21 AM (3 of 4)
I always use the pull method for my threads unless I have to rethread the machine. If you rethread be sure that you always do upper looper, lower looper, right needle left needle. You don't state what model you have but on the 334/335, you have to get waaaaay back in there to catch a hook with a wire that looks like a shepards hook and as I remember, they don't slide out like on the 2000. On the 335 you can open the door and have better access. I've never had to thread a 334. I usually end up mad when I thread the 335. On the 2000 and models like it, you can pull a little handle and the hook slides down for you to thread. If you don't use the correct theading order, you'll never get the thing to sew correctly.

You probably also need to adjust the length of your stitches, knob on left side. Rolled hems are usually set like satin stitches, where normal stitching is stretched out more. There is a little dial down by the plate that you can turn to adjust the width of your forks to make it stitch wider causing the fabric to relax and lay down. if you open your machine you can see the forks adjust. You may also need to adjust your cut width by moving the slide in the same area.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
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From: Tom Land
Date: 03-05-2006, 10:09 PM (4 of 4)
Dud you have to change the needle plate to do a rolled hem? If so did you remember to change it back? Also you had to tighten your tensions for the rolled hem. Did you change them back?
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
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