[Sewing] Serger broken again, same problem

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Thu Jan 7 19:27:10 UTC 2010

Thanks, I'll make sure Billy knows this so he can make a better diagnosis.


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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