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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Brother Serger 1034D ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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sewwhatif
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Date: 7/15/13 10:42 AM

I mostly love my Brother 1034D serger until I have to change threads....sometimes I can get it threaded the first try but at other times the upper looper thread breaks over and over. I thread it in the right sequence. Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong?

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Date: 7/15/13 10:52 AM

Sometimes if you have threaded the machine in the wrong order ,the looper can break over and over. Re check your diagram and make sure that all the threads are passing through without getting snagged.
Loopers first then needles..

Sometimes it can be a bad reel of thread,especially black thread that can be weakened from over dying process.if its old weak thread just turf it and put on a new one..

Floss between the tension discs with a piece of calico to make sure that they're clear of debris..

Call your sewing machine dealer they are a wealth of information.


Hope you fix your problem.

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Date: 7/15/13 12:18 PM

I don't know anything about the Brother 1034D, but here is a thought. Be sure you have the presser foot up when threading as the threads may not be seated properly in the tension discs if you don't. I have done this in the past. I think because you chain off instead off lifting the presser foot like on a sewing machine, it is easy to do. Just something to be aware of, learned from experience!

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Date: 7/15/13 12:32 PM

Once you get it threaded and it is working correctly, don't run out of thread or change threads without tying off first.

Always have the presser foot up and tensions set at zero when threading.

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Date: 7/15/13 5:17 PM

I had this serger. It is a workhorse. It sounds like you are not threading it correctly or the thread is caught on something. Are you threading in the right order? Upper looper, lower looper than the needles? Like several others have stated, always thread with the foot up. Are you laying it against that piece that you pull out for the lower looper? I was also careful to pull the lower looper thread under the foot and to the back after threading it so all threads are under the foot and coming out of the back. It is probably not the issue but have you changed the needles recently?

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Date: 7/15/13 10:18 PM

There may be a burr on the looper, needle plate pins or needle plate needle opening. These can be sanded off with a very fine sandpaper -- about 500-600 gritt.

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Date: 7/16/13 4:50 AM

Yes, this does happen to me now and again. I do forget about the presser foot until I get thread near to it, then I notice it. Mostly it's during the first threading cone so I can just re-do.

I have not had this breaking thread problem with my 1043D, I think I would carefully look for a burr like a.rose.sews suggests, or something along the upper looper path that the thread is meeting or being held by. There might be something in that pull out place, did you hoover/blow that out?

Have you changed the thread? I've read about some threads being a problem for breaking... I hope you can get it sorted, let us know your solution?


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Date: 7/16/13 7:38 AM

Check youtube for the threading video. Some tips: move the dials to zero while threading to make sure the tension is not engaged; thread lower looper and turn the wheel toward you to seat it properly before threading the lower looper.

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