[Sewing] Serger broken again, same problem

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 11:03:20 PST 2010


Definitely not. This was totally standard usage.  Two layers of normal
weight fabric.  I could feel something catching a little bit when I
moved the presser foot before it broke, but I couldn't figure out what
it was.

It really seems like that piece was slipping gradually and coming into
contact with something it shouldn't, so it was just a matter of time
before it would break again.

-Kelly

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
> I talked with billy, and he's coming to fix it again on Friday at 5.  He
> said that probably it broke because too much fabric was fed into it, and
> I said I didn't think you were doing any such thing but I would ask
> about it.  When the looper broke, was the serged fabric in the feed dogs
> at the time particularly bulky?  he said that seams in denim (6-8 layers
> of denim) is too much.  I plan to get more detail on his ideas of the
> machine's limitations on friday.  We didn't discuss payment at all yet.
>
> Rachel
>
> Rachel McConnell wrote:
>> Ah crap.  OK I'll give Billy a call tomorrow, am making a reminder now.
>>
>> Rachel
>>
>> Kelly wrote:
>>> So Crutcher and I did some serging this evening, and it was ended by the
>>> same piece on the serger breaking again.  Crutcher seemed to have a more
>>> subtle understanding of it, but the gist seems to be that some bit was
>>> misaligned or the timing was off, such that another bit was putting
>>> pressure on it at certain points in the cycle, and this bit keeps
>>> therefore breaking.
>>>
>>> I think we should call the guy that fixed it and see if we can get a
>>> refund or a discounted sexond fix, because it's obviously still fucked.
>>>
>>> -K
>>>
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