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From: mamaknits
Date: 03-07-2007, 11:08 AM (1 of 6)
I recently won an auction for a Singer Merrittlock 14U44B serger. It was advertised as having differential feed, but when I got it, it had no differential feed assembly at all (it also had no cylinder cover, but that's another issue entirely).

Is the differential feed something that I can install myself? I'm pretty handy and mechanically inclined, but I don't want to mess up the machine either, as it seems to work very well and keep it's tensions, etc.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
User: mamaknits
Member since: 02-28-2007
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 03-07-2007, 11:22 AM (2 of 6)
Hello and welcome to Sew Whats New.

I have no idea of the answer to your problem but there are a few others here who are very knowledgeable about machines. I am very sure they will be able to help out.
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From: paroper
Date: 03-08-2007, 10:16 PM (3 of 6)
Differential feed is an adjustment on the machine, more like a tension type adjustment. It is not added on like a foot. AS far as I know the only way to get differential feed is to buy a machine that has it.

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From: Tom Land
Date: 03-09-2007, 09:25 AM (4 of 6)
The 14u44 has differential feed. Which parts have been removed?
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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Member since: 09-21-2005
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From: mamaknits
Date: 03-09-2007, 10:27 AM (5 of 6)
Well, when I open the front cover, the machine has the two screw holes and the vertical slot where the differential feed *should* go, but there's no mechanism. As far as what's inside the machine, I don't know.

I should probably take it in to get looked at, huh?

Also, the model number on the back is 14U44B. Does the B make a difference?

Thank you so much for your help! I was hoping you'd chime in on my thread!
User: mamaknits
Member since: 02-28-2007
Total posts: 2
From: Kylnne2
Date: 03-09-2007, 05:10 PM (6 of 6)
It sounds like it is missing the DF "dial", but the dial is on the outside head of the machine, not inside the looper cover door.
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Member since: 07-10-2004
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