Help needed getting a Bernina 800DL to stitch

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Help needed getting a Bernina 800DL to stitch

New postby hils on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:01 pm

hi i borrowed this 4 thread overlocker and im trying to get it to work. I have rethreaded it after it wouldnt form a stitch but it still will not form a stitch have i threaded it wrong?
i dont have much experience with overlockers so i need someone to give me step by step help please
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Re: Help needed getting a Bernina 800DL to stitch

New postby DorothyL on Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:40 am

I have rethreaded it after it wouldnt form a stitch but it still will not form a stitch have i threaded it wrong?


There is a good chance. Do you have a manual?
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Re: Help needed getting a Bernina 800DL to stitch

New postby HeyJudee on Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:29 am

When I had my serger, if I did not thread it in the correct order it would not make the stitches correctly. You have to thread the lower looper first, then upper looper, the right needle and then the left needle. Also, if you miss going thru any of the thread guides then it won't sew right either. As Dorothy said, if you have your manual it will show you how to thread it properly.
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Re: Help needed getting a Bernina 800DL to stitch

New postby lendube on Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:42 am

Yeah, mine's picky like that too but in a different order.
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Re: Help needed getting a Bernina 800DL to stitch

New postby MartySews2 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:42 am

Have you changed your needles or checked your tension settings? Sometimes a burr in a needle will cause thread breakage on a serger. I start each new project with new needles & toss the old ones. Also, be sure the needle is in the holder all the way up & turned in the right direction. Hope this helps.
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