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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > I ran over a pin with my serger...eek!! ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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I ran over a pin with my serger...eek!!
Ran over pin and now my machine is very loud!
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Date: 8/4/10 11:01 AM

In a moment of distraction I accidently ran over a pin with my Huskylock 905 and now my once quiet machine is loud! With the exception of the noise it seems to run fine and cuts just a beautifully as ever.

To me it looks as if the noise is coming from the plastic cover that encloses the loopers, knives, etc is knocking against the other parts of the machine but I'm not sure. Is it possible that I damaged/bent something in such a way that I threw off the balance? Should I purchase new knives? (These have only been used half a dozen times). Or can I put a little felt pad in between the cover and the rest of the machine?

Any ideas welcome!! Thank you!!

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Date: 8/4/10 12:19 PM

Did you hit the knives with the pin?

Anyway, change the needle. It may be bent.

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Date: 8/4/10 2:52 PM

I did hit the knives with the pin (ouch!). I'll change the needles too though. Thank you for the reminder!

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Date: 8/4/10 3:36 PM

It's very possible a looper is bent, and it really should be looked at by your repairperson. You may have to have new knives put in, but it's the loopers I'm concerned about. You don't want to be operating the machine until the loopers are checked, in case further damage is caused. Definitely best to get it checked over.

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Date: 8/4/10 4:46 PM

I agree about taking it to a serviceman to be checked. Change the needles first and if that doesnt help, stop using it and get it checked. Its more likely to be the loopers than the knives, although you could try tightening them if theres any loose screws.

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Date: 8/5/10 10:35 AM

I changed the needles and it seems to be helping. Its a bit louder than I remember but its running more smoothly too. Thank you all so much!!

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Date: 8/5/10 12:36 PM

I really would get it checked - the timing could be off, which could ultimately lead to bigger problems... crossing my fingers for you, though.

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