[Sewing] Serger broken again, same problem

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Jan 8 17:46:50 PST 2010


Repair rescheduled for Monday

-Rachel

On Jan 7, 2010, at 11:27 AM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:

> Thanks, I'll make sure Billy knows this so he can make a better  
> diagnosis.
>
> R
>
> Kelly wrote:
>> 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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