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

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Threading problems
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Date: 7/15/13 10:46 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: 8/6/13 9:26 AM

The first thing I would do is to make sure that you raise the presser foot when you thread your serger. That will release the tension on the threads so you can thread it easier. While I don't have your exact model serger, I do have a Brother. When my upper looper thread breaks, it is because it is threaded incorrectly and rethreading both the upper and lower loopers fixes the issue. Make sure that you thread the lower looper first then the upper one.

Also make sure that when you finish threading the lower looper and you have brought your thread through the eye on the lower looper, you bring the tail of the thread to the left side of the upper looper shaft and then toward the back of the machine. I use my tweezers to do this since there is not much room for fingers. This is difficult to describe in words, but pull out your manual and look where the tread tails need to go for proper threading.

HTH. Good luck!

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Date: 8/6/13 10:07 AM

Make sure the "antenna/thread tree" is fully extended and the thread is not wrapped around the thread guide on the antenna.

Make sure the thread is going through all the necessary guides.

Once threaded and working, don't remove the thread. Tie-off with the new thread, lift the presser foot, open the tensions so the knot does not hang up as you feed the thread through until the new thread is past the loopers.

Sergers are something like the poem about the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead in that "when they are good, they are very, very good and when they are bad, they are horrid".



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Date: 8/6/13 10:43 AM

Are you pulling the little gizmo out? You just lay the lower looper there and shut it. I couldn't figure that out. You are probably doing something wrong-it is something simple. Also, change your needles and make sure they are positioned correctly-one needle sits up higher than the other. Here is a youtube video that is better than the one that came with it: 1034
HTH

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