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From: mamagoose
Date: 03-10-2007, 11:16 AM (1 of 6)
I fed too many layers of tweed through and my serger jammed, causing the upper looper to shift.

DH had to manhandle it back in place, which I thought was in front of the needle, but my stitches did not form. So, he tried in back of the needle, same result.

Could someone please look at their serger and confirm at what position the upper looper goes - in front of or behind the needle? Thanks so much!

PS: My manual is no help, they are all black and white line drawings and never shows the needle lowered. It's a Kenmore 385.16644

Gotta' to finish this winter skirt!

User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
From: Kylnne2
Date: 03-10-2007, 11:50 AM (2 of 6)
The looper is in front of the needle.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: mamagoose
Date: 03-10-2007, 12:54 PM (3 of 6)
Thanks so much for that quick response! When the upper looper is in front, it's wanting to hit the lower looper. Must be something else out of whack. Thanks again!
User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
From: plrlegal
Date: 03-10-2007, 10:58 PM (4 of 6)
mamagoose sounds like your serger might be out of time.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Tom Land
Date: 03-11-2007, 09:56 AM (5 of 6)
On the upstroke the upper looper should pass as closely to the lower looper as posible without actually touching it. It should pass as closely as posible in front of the needles. As the looper begins its down stroke a slight deflection of the needles is acceptable.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: bridesmom
Date: 03-14-2007, 08:56 PM (6 of 6)
Like Tom said - a slight deflection of the needle -. When I put through too many layers of fleece, my machine clicked and I mean clicked, it wasn't a slight anything. Into the shop it went, and now it hums along quite nicely and I learned my lesson.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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