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Date: 8/12/12 7:44 AM

I had this problem once before but I can't remember if I solved it or took the left needle out...I rarely use all 4 server threads.

I rethreaded from scratch for a 4 thread overlock, and when I tested my fabric, the left needle thread was not chaining with the rest. It was sewing a stitch, but the whole thing looked almost like a mock safety stitch, with the left stitch line a mm or so away from the rest of the stitching. What the heck?!?!

Any ideas? When I ditched the left needle impatiently, the 3 thread stitch worked perfectly as usual...
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Date: 8/13/12 8:06 AM

Either your needle isn't far enough up in the machine or it is dull. Try changing it.

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Date: 8/13/12 9:11 PM

*sigh* if only:(

I've changed and rethreaded 3 times now. Must be a bigger problem. what a bummer!!
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