Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Bernette MO-234 Serger
The other day, a friend gifted me with a Bernette MO-234 Serger. She said it had just quit working and was making a "funny noise". I don’t have enough experience with overlockers to agree to work on one for someone but she had already bought a replacement and just gave it to me to play with.
I put a few drops of oil here and there and threaded it up - it worked perfectly.
Then, I made four Christmas stockings for this Fall’s craft show and there was never a hiccup sewing through four layers of fabric and two layers of batting. The machine will probably take its place in my Rogue's Gallery of Unused Sergers, never to be used again.
At this point, there is really no reason to write a post about this machine but, here’s my first issue:
On the upper right corner of the machine is a tension assembly.
That tension is not shown in any of the drawings of the machine in the manual and there is never any mention of it in the instructions.
I would say it is for winding bobbins, except overlockers do not use bobbins, so I see absolutely no purpose for that tension assembly. Can anyone tell me why it’s there?
Second issue: When I was opening up doors to check for lint deposits, a piece of translucent plastic fell out. It is about two inches wide, three inches long, and 1/2 inch thick.
Again, I find no mention of this part in the manual and cannot find a place it should fit. How about some help there? If this item was floating around inside the machine, that could be the source of the "funny noise"