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daniellejef
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Date: 4/26/13 11:53 AM

I just got my first serger and all looks well except my bottom loops aren't caught by my top stitches. I've rethread and fussed with the tensions. Also, I can't get my knife to work from the directions given. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

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Date: 4/26/13 1:03 PM

What do you mean they are not caught? Can you post a photo?

The knife is not cutting the fabric at all or just not making clean cuts?

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Date: 4/26/13 2:12 PM

Quote: daniellejef
I just got my first serger and all looks well except my bottom loops aren't caught by my top stitches. !

Do you mean there are skipped stitches? The only time I ever had skipped stitches in my serger was when I did not have the needle inserted fully up into the holder. Give that a try.

Can't help you about the knife without pics. Do you have the knife engaged?

ETA - This video shows the Bernina TOL serger, not a 5-thread but made by Juki. They are not the same machine, but might be similar enough to help. I think there are 3 or 4 videos in total, might be worth the time to watch, as you will pick up someting helpful. Bernina INt'l - 1300MDC serger video

At 2:08 it shows the knife "dis-engaged". At 5:45 you will see how to dis-engage it. and 10:20 they show to to engage it. Hope this helps.
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Date: 4/27/13 0:08 AM

I just bought the Juki MO-735 4/6 at Sew Expo. I unboxed it and tried to dig in on my own with the manual. The manual is not good, IMO, and super annoying in that all languages are presented together, instead of in separate sections. The print and illustrations are small and just black, white, and red. Migraine-inducing. I got nowhere until I went to my training class.

The threading seems complicated, but do-able to me right now. I'm hoping my dealer can get me the DVD that the online retailers offer. Then, I think I just need practice.

Is there a Juki or Bernina dealer that can assist you is the online videos don't help enough? Maybe buy a foot or accessory, some needles or thread if they're super helpful and you didn't buy your machine there. Just a thought b

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Date: 4/27/13 9:56 AM

Isn't that manual the pits??? Bernina's version is just as bad. All black & white, several languages on same page. Gah! The manual for my old 2000DE serger is much nicer (paper and color photos), but that was 18 years ago.

My Bernina(Juki) sergers are only 2/3/4 machines with no coverhem, and threading has never been difficult. Getting thread through those looper eyes can be a pain but dental floss threaders help on those bad days my eyes (or the thread) won't cooperate. (I did not buy the Bernina 1300MDC because the coverhem changeover looked a little fiddly and I have a stand-alone coverhem machine, which is nice because I can move back and forth between the two machines during different stages of the same project.)

I'll bet you can find some videos on youtube. The Bernina INt'l ones are for the 1300MDC, which I think(?) might be the same as your Juki?

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Date: 4/27/13 11:03 AM

I have the same machine, whenever I have a problem it is usually due to improper threading. The threading charts in the manual are impossible to see accurately. Go to either the Allbrands or Juki web site and download their threading charts. They are in color, larger, and much easier to follow. I could not have learned the threading without these charts. Also, even now, sometimes I don't get it threaded right, so if it is not stitching properly that is the first thing I redo.

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