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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Grrrr....serger troubles!!!!!!! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Grrrr....serger troubles!!!!!!!
troubles with Brother 3040D
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Date: 3/18/07 3:05 PM

Okay, I'm just about to give up. I got out my serger which was working perfectly last time and now it's pulling something weird. I've rethreaded many many times so I don't think that is the problem. I think the problem lies in that the thread is not getting fed out properly. Here is a picture of what it is doing. It's almost double the stitches. Here is a picture of what it looks like when I literally have to pull the fabric through the serger.

So, my guess is that it is a feeding problem, but all of the settings are in their normal setting. I've never messed with the feed before, does anyone have any ideas???

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Date: 3/18/07 3:23 PM

Mess with the feed. It may be "out of whack". Mess with it and then reset it back to normal.

At least, you can start there. I'll check my serger books until I hear again or someone know the solution.

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Date: 3/18/07 4:19 PM

Is there any possibility that your presser foot is up?

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Date: 3/18/07 4:35 PM

Oh my, so much thread and no where to go. Hard to think of where to start but I suggest, lengthen your stitch, tighten your lower looper tension. Adjust your differential feed settings as you serge to see if this makes a difference. Try to cut off more fabric as your serge. What is your width setting?
Be sure your antenna is all the way up and that your thread is tight into your tensions. Make sure your needles are all the way up into the needle bar.
Caution..do not pull your fabric through your serger. Let your serger feed by itself. Check what you have your foot pressure set at too and change it to see if your fabric feeds better. You can always adjust the tensions once the fabric feeds better..and go from there.
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Date: 3/20/07 12:32 PM

Holy crap, I'm kind of an idiot! You are exactly right, I put my pressor foot down and it worked fine. Sorry for wasting everyone's time, but I really appreciate your feedback. Lesson learned!!!

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