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Brand New Brother Lock 1034D NOISE!!!

Old 01-11-2013, 05:04 PM
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Holy mackerel! I just got my new Brother Serger, the Lock 1034D threaded and ready to roll but what a horrible noise it makes! Living in an apartment, I guess I can say goodbye to using it at night. YIKES! It does stitch beautifully and the price was right ... but the noise! Does anyone else have this machine? Is it just mine?
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:16 PM
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I have Babylocks, no noise. There might be something wrong with it, take it to the dealer and have it checked out.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:24 PM
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Have you oiled it and cleaned it? I have an Elna and I must confess I haven't oiled mine in several years. I was just reading the manual and I have got to do this. It is quiet, but I don't want it to go bad on me.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:03 PM
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I bought a Juki serger a few months back and it is pretty noisy when I use it, but I live in a house and alone (except for pets) so no one cares.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:10 PM
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I have a Janome serger and it is louder than my sewing machines. There's a rule in our subdivision that your house has to be at least 100 feet from your landline in all directions, so no one can hear it except us and the dogs. DH ignores it and the dogs apparently don't care. If it's making that much noise now, I would definitely return it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:40 PM
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I have that serger and it works great but to me is noisier than my sewing machines. I guess I don't know if it is "too noisy". If you figure out there is something wrong, please share.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:25 PM
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It is a loud machine. In the carpet department of Walmart or Kmart or where ever you shop, pick up an area rug made of closed cell foam. They are about 1/4 inch thick and have a printed picture on them. Put it under your serger when you are using it, it will cut the noise by half.

I was given one of the Brother serger's that needed a repair. I figured I had nothing to lose so I took all the covers off of it down to the skeleton. It is actually pretty well made. It has all metal innards, there are no plastic rods or gears to break. The only real weakness is the knob used to set the differential feed, it is plastic with a plastic toothed cog. I can see it breaking down the road - a long way down the road - unless it is misused and abused.

ETA The repair consisted of adjusting the upper looper. It was set in crooked. Once I straightened it out the machine sewed perfectly. I passed it on (free) to a young mom who loves to sew for her 4 little ones and make home dec. projects.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:50 PM
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I have the same machine and it is fairly noisy. It needs oiling on a regular basis.
Yours might need a bit of oil. I also use a shelf liner underneath as it tends to
slide on the table. This helps with the noise too.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:27 AM
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I have a new Janome serger that is noisier than my very old White serger. But I love the stitch and the ease of threading. I was hoping that with use the noise would get better. It has a "dry" sound (if that makes any kind of sense!) so perhaps more oil is what is needed.

I have used my serger to make the Kaye Woods six-hour quilts.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:41 AM
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This is a brand new machine - right out of the box! I got it from Walmart and I see that since it was delivered (for free!) the price has gone up. Take a look. The "dry sound" might apply. It's kind of a a weird grindy noise. My old serger was acquired at an estate sale and while it was missing a foot, it didn't make half as much noise. Sad to say I lost it in the flood during Hurricane Sandy -- so I was excited to get one that did more than the old one. Oh well, I'll have too see if I can figure out how to oil it. Not to mention, try to find out where my machine oil is if I still have it.
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