One of my favorite parts of Games Magazine is the eyeball benders. The photo on the right reminds me of one, can you guess what it is?
If you guessed “the inner-workings of a serger”, then you’re right! So, why am I showing you this? Because, I belive that my serger has finally bit the dust.
You see, I started having issues with my serger in July. I was working on an important project, when I not only had cutting blade issues, but also had my tension disks lock up and cause a needle to shatter. I think that was the start of something horrible. After wrestling with my machine for about a month and a half, I finally got my serger blade issue resolved (it was a loose screw on the barrel that holds the blade), but today when I started working on my Kwik Sew top, it started making a metal on metal sound. That’s when I noticed that the ‘stem’ that holds the machine needles in place is sinking (these are technical terms, haha). It is now completely out of wack and the entire needle case can touch the throat plate – now that’s just not right! I took most of the machine apart and there are no screws to tighten, no pieces that look broken, and no parts are laying around in the machine. What you’re looking at is a picture of a broken machine.
So, now what to do? We no longer have a White dealer in our area and I’m afraid taking it in and possibly getting it fixed may cost almost as much as a new one (my exact machine with 4 more feet than what I have is running about $250). Does anyone have any experience with a problem like this? I would like to just use this an an excuse to purchase a new machine – I’ve been thinking about a Singer Quantumlock which has coverstitch capabilities and is running about $599, new with 7 additional feet. Does anyone have this machine & can give me some feedback?