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by pldc ( edited 15 Oct 2016 ) 15 Oct 2016

I have an old Janome three thread serger & I can not get any loops on it at all? I have been playing with the tension for over an hour & am getting no where at all?Can someone please tell me what dial I need to do what with? The only one I think I know is the top is the upper looper, the red dot?

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by airyfairy 16 Oct 2016

What a dear little machine. So pleased you got sorted Loralye

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pldc by pldc 20 Oct 2016

It is a challenge when it doesn't work but when it does it is a great little serger. Thanks Sarah ~hugs~

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by castor 16 Oct 2016

looks like I have to get my Machine out of Retirement. I have not used it for Years .Might be good Fun to play with it.It is a Brother hope to find the Manual Wish me luck Hugs ursula

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pldc by pldc 20 Oct 2016

best of luck with this. I have not found mine but thanks to powagrl the link she sent me to is the manual I needed, my s-i-l printed it out for me & after reading the page I needed I reset it in minutes!!! After spending so long trying to get it going I am so thankful for this site & the help & knowledge of cuties everywhere.

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by pacmp 15 Oct 2016

Yeah Cities to the rescue! Special thanks to powagrl! Glad you got yourself and your serger all sorted and on track. Pam

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pldc by pldc 20 Oct 2016

thanks Pam me too

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by pldc 15 Oct 2016

posted below....thank you so very much!!!! I went to the link & did exactly as mentioned & now it is purring like a kitten & I have sergered all the edges of my fabrics. They are in the washing machine waiting to be made into children's pillowcases then to be taken to our local hospital. Thanks again!!!

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shirley124 by shirley124 15 Oct 2016

Happy you got it sorted. Have fun making the children's pillowcases. Hugs

pldc by pldc 15 Oct 2016

absolutely purrfect now Shirley thank you

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by mops Moderator 15 Oct 2016

Exactly what I'd recommend.
Rethread your colours in the correct order - your manual should be clear about that - lower loopers first, needle thread last. Set the tension of all to the neutral setting - usually in the coloured block - sew a bit and then see which colour has to be adjusted.

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by noah 15 Oct 2016

lor. put three different color threads on it **then try to sew ***then you will see by the color which one you need to adjust ok???

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airyfairy by airyfairy 16 Oct 2016

That is such clever thinking Carolyn

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by rescuer Moderator 15 Oct 2016

Thread order is imperative. Check your manual or the one linked by powagrl

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by powagrl 15 Oct 2016

Sorry that you are having troubles. Sergers can really confuse me at times, too. Here is a link to the manual for what looks like your machine. Hopefully the diagrams will help. Good luck.

http://janome.com/siteassets/supp...

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pldc by pldc 15 Oct 2016

thank you so much I have been searching online too with no luck I really appreciate you finding this link for me

pldc by pldc 15 Oct 2016

thank you so very much!!!! I went to the link & did exactly as mentioned & now it is purring like a kitten & I have sergered all the edges of my fabrics. They are in the washing machine waiting to be made into children's pillowcases then to be taken to our local hospital. Thanks again!!!

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