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Date: 1/30/13 8:53 AM

My serger is skipping stitches especially at the beginning of seams but also occasionally in midseam. Also it doesn't consistently form a complete stitch if I sew off from the end of a seam. Instead I just end up with four threads, no sitiches. It was serviced about six months ago (2 hour trip one way) and unfortunately I didn't use it much after that. Something might have happened during servicing. The problems didn't exist before it was serviced.

Any suggestions for what's going on? Is it something I can fix on my own? As far as I can tell I haven't changed anything I'm doing with it.

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Date: 1/30/13 11:30 AM

Did you change the needle?

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Date: 1/30/13 11:58 AM

changing the needle was my first thought also. I had similar problem with missed stitched and a fresh needle fixed it.

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Date: 1/30/13 1:07 PM

Skipped stitches are very often needle related. Make sure you are using the type of needle your manual recommends. Try a different size....make sure it is pushed up all the way into the shaft....and make sure it is new.

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Date: 1/30/13 6:09 PM

Thank you all. I'll try changing the needles although I don't know that it will help with the threads not forming a stitch except when on fabric.

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Date: 1/30/13 6:26 PM

I did not think it would work either, but it did. I hope it solves your problem.

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Date: 1/31/13 0:07 AM

When in doubt - change needles and totally rethread... right?

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Date: 1/31/13 0:18 AM

Try re-threading, and ensure the stitch selector dial is on the correct setting. Make sure when threading that the threads are properly in the tension slots and your thread antenna is fully extended.

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