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unscrewed the wrong part on serger

fabricholic | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Mary,
I need your help. I was converting my serger to a cover stitch, which I have never done before. While looking at a picture in the manual, I thought I was unscrewing the right screw to detach the needles. Well, it was the wrong one. When you look at the machine, there is a screw, not an allen screw, right in the front above the needles. When I unscrewed it, something fell. After that a small chrome plate fell off. I tried to put it back, but the screw wouldn’t hold it. I then found the tiny nut that fell off the back. My question to you is this; can you see behind the screw there is a chrome plate and behind that is another chrome plate that fell off of mine. Can you tell on the second plate, if the tabs are bent to the front or the back? There are two little tabs on it. My husband told me I could use some double sided tape or some wax to stick the nut onto a popsicle stick and that way, I can hold the nut to the back until I get the screw screwed in. The only thing I am worried about is which way that plate faces. Will you help me? I don’t even know if you can tell which way it goes.

Marcy

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  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    I am trying to figure out which screw you took out.  Is the part that came off, below the needle tensions?  Does it have two slots for the needle threads to go through?  One screw below that? 

     

    1. fabricholic | | #3

      It's the screw right in the center over the needles, and to the right of that is the allen screws A, B, C, D which I should have been unscrewing. I am not at home so I don't know about the manual. When I looked at the picture, all I saw was that screw. I am so stupid. I was trying to follow the steps. If I had just thought about what they wanted me to do, remove the needles, I would have been fine. There is a tiny little plate behind the screw that is chrome. The plates are vertical and they are maybe 1/2" or a little smaller. It is not the needle thread slots.

      Edited 10/28/2008 11:50 am by fabricholic

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    In the small operating manual, page 25 there is a photo of this. does that help? 

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