We receive many many many
questions about this issue every day -
"Why is my stitching
bunching up horribly here....etc."
First - if you have threaded the
Brother 1034dSerger in the correct order, Dial#3 Upper Looper, Dial#4 Lower Looper, Dial#2
Right Needle, Dial#1 Left Needle, and are sure no threads are crossed and they
are seated properly in the thread tension disks...
Presser foot should be down when
trying to serge the chain.
Threadtree is all the way UP,
Visually inspect your needle
plate and verify that the chaining forks are pointing straight back toward the
presser foot and still attached securely.
Remove the presser foot to see
the condition of the Needleplate more clearly if necessary.
If they have
broken, and you must replace the needleplate, it is considered a Warranty
Repair if you purchased your machine less than 12 months ago. Amazon,
Brother 1-877-276-8437, and Costco are excellent about
taking care of this.
The key is to not force the threads or fabric, particularly in a jam -
sideways ----- working "with" the equipment pull straight back (behind
the presser foot) and most folks will have their original needleplate last a
very long time.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
USE any PARTS from the old needle plate on the new one.
The only part you will re-use is the large lefthand screw in the bottom left corner.
The new one has
been re-designed and does not have the same parts.
This is the most
common reason folks thing they have purchased the incorrect part - because they
expect the new one to look like the old one.
The HoneySew one on
Amazon is frequently bought by our members and they have had good results.
Another company on eBay sells the part and we have not had any reports of
problems with that one either.