My kenmore serger model 385.16655100 is skipping stitches

"My kenmore serger model 385.16655100 is skipping stitches. The thread does not break. I have tried rethreading the machine, changine the needles, cleaning and oiling and still not fixed. I did notice that one of the fingers on the plate is broken. Would this be causing my problem? Thanks"

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Sam A
Thank you for the update on the serger. I am glad that it is at least working somewhat.

I would check the timing of the upper and lower loopers that may have slipped. You will not have the timing tools that are required to check this.

If you have set all the tensions and the threading correctly then I would think that the problem is under the needle plate. Please remove the needle plate and check the gap for the guides that the needles go into under the needle plate to make sure they are close to the needles by not touching. If you cannot get it to sew propely you may have to take it in for repair.

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November 6th, 2012
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