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Thread: Threading A Serger

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    :cry: I have a Serger I brought 4 years ago. I used it once, until I un-threaded it.....does anyone have any idea of how to Thread a Serger, especially the upper and lower loopers> :oops: Instructions are not very clear...

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    What brand is it? There might be some online help.

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    What brand is it? There might be some online help.
    (sorry double post, how did that happen :roll: )

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    I have a 20 year old Simplicity brand serger (the name does NOT fit - not simple at all :( ). I have to thread the 3rd & 4th before the 1st & 2nd. When it's threaded correctly it works beautifully. When the thread breaks or I want to change color, I can never get it right. It has so few miles on it for that reason. I wish it was easier. They sell self threading ones...sure wish I could afford that one!

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    Someone gave me a serger - I was excited - until I went to thread it - egad!!! It's going back to them...

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    I had the same problem and went back to the shop twice to learn to thread it. Then I realized what my problem was.
    I had learned to thread it in order of the instructions and I should have focused on learning to thread each looper regardless of the order. So I went back and we threaded each individually regardless of the order and I finally GOT IT. The instruction book should be tossed for what good it is.
    When you get it threaded try and be careful and not let the loopers get unthreaded. I am sure you know this but when changing thread, tie the next color to the end of that on the machine. Watch the path as the new color goes thru the loopers. This will reinforce the threading.

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    Mine takes me an hour to thread. Once is done I tie a knot at the end so there is no chance for it to come undone. When I need it I cut the knot and tie it again when I am done. If I need to change colors I tie the new thread to the old one fo follow the path. Is the only way if I don't want to be there for hours.

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    Yes they can be tempermental litte devils. When I am changing colours on mine I always allow 1 hour, but if it works right the first time it only takes a couple of minutes, but there have been several times when I needed the whole hour and sometimes more (lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormie
    :cry: I have a Serger I brought 4 years ago. I used it once, until I un-threaded it.....does anyone have any idea of how to Thread a Serger, especially the upper and lower loopers> :oops: Instructions are not very clear...
    When I first got mine I spent a whole day trying to get it threaded. That lower looper .... well, I can't say it here! Then the next day I thougt, give it one more try. That was the day I realized mine was a self-threader and the manual didn't tell me that! It was a manual that was used for several models. :oops:

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