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From: grandma62
Date: 11-27-2006, 12:46 PM (1 of 5)
help, I am new at all this and hope I do it right.
I have a new euro-pro EP 550 and can't get it to sew a stitch . not one. have ck the threading over and over :bang: helppppppppp. thanks grandma62
User: grandma62
Member since: 11-26-2006
Total posts: 3
From: grandma62
Date: 12-04-2006, 02:51 PM (2 of 5)
Good morning everyone, to reply to tom and kylnne2, thank you for your replys. I HAVE A SMALL SERGER FROM WALMARTS THAT i HAVE USED . I can't take this one back , I got it in a small local flee market and he won't do any refunds. I want to know your opinion on what kind to but next and u can bet that I won't get it at a flee market. this one cost $98. new. and it only listed for $99 at pennys. guess I will just have to eat this one. lol. any one got any ideas? I am just lost as what to do about all this mess. :throw: lol havae a greatttttttttt day. grandma nell
User: grandma62
Member since: 11-26-2006
Total posts: 3
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 12-04-2006, 10:51 PM (3 of 5)
Hey Grandma, I have a Euro-pro serger and it was hard to figure out how to thread it at first. First do you have the book that comes with it? You have to thread it in the same order it tells you to or it will mess up everytime. Next check and see if your dials are on around 5. Don't pull the thread when you first try to get it going after it's threaded. Let it go on it's own. Pulling the thread out makes it mess up. It has to go through all the little guides or it will mess up. If you get it going next time you want to change the thread just tie the new thread to the top of the machine where it starts throught the guides and put your tensions all the way to 0 and pull it threw instead of trying to rethread it. If that doesn't work like Tom says I'd have to see it to help you any more. Unfortunately EuroPro doesn't have a very helpful technical support team.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: Tom Land
Date: 12-05-2006, 01:47 AM (4 of 5)
There are a lot of good sergers out there but none of them are any good to you if you can't use them. My only recommendation would be to make sure you buy it where you can be sure to get all the help you need. Do not expect help over the phone from the manufacturer. They will all refer you to your nearest dealer. Be sure to try out the machine yourself. If it is rough running or clunky you don't want it. Make sure the seller is going to make sure you are satisfied even if it means exchanging the machine for another model. Although how the Brand company stands behind their warranty is important your real line of defense is the dealer.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Kylnne2
Date: 12-05-2006, 07:22 PM (5 of 5)
Many sergers now come with videos on how to use them. It would be nice if all sergers do. Perhaps you could find a video or ask the manufacturer or a local dealer if they have any video's available even if it is not for your certain model..videos help as do many books on serging. To help a serger run properly besides keeping them lint free, some sergers need a lot of oil to have them run smooth and some sergers require no oiling or maybe oil in just one spot. It is good also to have the manual for your machine or at least be able to read one somewhere to give you more info on your brand.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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