I made a dress this week, for the first time in years. I was almost finished, just needed to do the hem, and was really looking forward to having a new dress, when my serger went
clunk, chunk, ka-THUNK!
and stopped. After gasping and choking in frustration a bit, I decided to do some troubleshooting. I found a screwdriver and all by my very own self took off the top cover. I wiggled the wheel back and forth and watched what happened. And now I know what the trouble is. (I feel like such a detective!) There’s a little thingamajigger that moves back and forth and kind of rolls around with every stitch, and every few stitches, the aforementioned thingamajigger slips off its track and pops down into a little gap, a no man’s land of the machine, where it catches and ka-thunks.
Well, now I know. The problem is what in the world do I DO about it? I can peer through all the moving stuff and see this little curved bar thingamajigger, but I can’t actually reach it. And even if I could, what would I do with it? So all that screwdriver-finding and cover-opening seems to have been in vain. I am no closer to having a functioning machine than I was before. And my nearly finished dress is hanging there leering at me.
And that’s my life.
PS I also hate what has happened to my formatting. Is this all because I changed my browser to Google Chrome? Because it’s a real nuisance to re-figure out how to make things look like I want them to. Plus I find things don’t download the same and I can no longer listen to Revive Our Hearts online. Bah.
I am delighted to report that when I finally got my dh to look at the serger, within ten minutes it was working again. I don’t know how he does it–he’s a genius that way!