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From: ladyhecate123
Date: 04-09-2006, 11:24 AM (1 of 9)
Hi all, I purchased a brand new serger on 3-24-06 from an authorized dealer model is a singer cg754.. Problem is I just went to use it for the first time, and for some reason it wont work... it is plugged in, and the light comes on, and when i press the foot pedal, i hear the motor running, but nothing happens, the hand wheel does not turn, the feed dogs dont move the thread does not move at all... Now when I turn the wheel manually it works, but NOT when I press the foot pedal.. What is going on? this is supposed to be a brand new never used before machine.

please any help is greatly appreciated

User: ladyhecate123
Member since: 04-09-2006
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From: DorothyL
Date: 04-09-2006, 11:52 AM (2 of 9)
A lot of them won't work if the looper cover is open. Is yours closed properly?
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From: paroper
Date: 04-09-2006, 01:01 PM (3 of 9)
Many won't work unless the presser foot is down either. The sergers are so dangerous because of the knives that there are usually some pretty good safety features built in.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: wghmch
Date: 04-09-2006, 01:01 PM (4 of 9)
It really sounds like the belt is not snug. This is the kind of thing that can happen during shipping, and should be caught in the dealer's "check up" before it leaves the shop. Did they stitch it in before you got it?

Bill Holman
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From: ladyhecate123
Date: 04-09-2006, 01:09 PM (5 of 9)
yes looper cover is properly closed.
User: ladyhecate123
Member since: 04-09-2006
Total posts: 4
From: ladyhecate123
Date: 04-09-2006, 01:52 PM (6 of 9)
It came with a test strip on a piece of green cloth still attached, and the 4 mini spools of white thread. If it is the belt, how do i fix it?

and the presser foot is on the floor.

User: ladyhecate123
Member since: 04-09-2006
Total posts: 4
From: chris b
Date: 04-09-2006, 02:06 PM (7 of 9)
"and the presser foot is on the floor"

No it isn't. That is your foot pedal. The presser foot is what the fabirc passes under. make sure you have the lever set all the way down. If it is a belt you can't fix it yourself, the dealer you bought it from would have to fix it for you.
Pfaff 2170,Pfaff 7570,Elna 945
Singer 301A,Singer Redeye,Singer 15 HC
Simplicity 2/3/4
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Pfaff PCDMac2.2
Embird,Studio,cross stitch,
EQ5....and adding all the time!
User: chris b
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From: ladyhecate123
Date: 04-09-2006, 02:20 PM (8 of 9)
lol correct. sorry had a brain lapse for the moment.....but Yes the presser foot is down, and the foot pedal is on the floor.. HA HA HA HA... Thanks I needed to laugh today...this is so very depressing..I guess I will call singer tomorrow, as they and the store I ordered it from are closed today. Thanks to everyone for your fast responses. I really appreciate it.

User: ladyhecate123
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Total posts: 4
From: Tom Land
Date: 04-09-2006, 09:32 PM (9 of 9)
Dawn, From what you descibed it is what Bill said. Your belt is either off or loose. Not a serious problem at all but your dealer should have test stitched the machine and caught it.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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