SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Singer Serger ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Singer Serger
Servicer serger?
Paula8
Paula8
Member since 8/19/08
Posts: 1
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 8/20/12 4:28 PM

Hello,

I was given a serger by a co-worker, that was purchased by her mother a long time ago. It is a Singer Serger, model 14U286B made in Japan. Even though it is a old machine, it has never been used. When I opened the box the test material was still on it. Do I need to have it service before I use it?

biochemistress

biochemistress  Friend of PR
Virginia USA
Member since 11/8/05
Posts: 481
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 8/20/12 4:51 PM

I would definitely have it looked at. Old lubricants can become like glue over time, and gum up everything when you warm it up using it.

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to Paula8 <<


Date: 8/20/12 9:02 PM

I picked up a White 734DS from a man whose wife passed away three years before. The machine sat upstairs in an attic room, with no heat or air conditioning, and hadn't been touched since the year before the wife passed. I took it home, cleaned the fuzz from the inside, flossed the tension and gave it a little oil. The machine is sitting on my sewing desk as I'm writing this, "exhausted" after a hard day of serging. It serges like a dream and is so quiet! I've yet to have it serviced.

So if I were you, try it out first, then think about whether or not it needs servicing.

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Singer Serger

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Vesta Patterns


vestapatterns.com
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Class Details

Simplicity 5514

photo
by: sewnotwork

Review
Fit For Art Eureka! Pants that Fit Pattern

Fit For Art Eureka! Pants that Fit Pattern

Pattern Details
Towne Purse Paper Pattern

Towne Purse Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.