I am the first to admit, that I expect a lot from my toys, and I don’t look after them anywhere near as much as I should.
My poor overlocker, is run ragged, cleaned only when I have to, often left uncovered …. and for most of this week …… called extremely unsavoury names when he misbehaves.
He has been totally off this week, pulling the straight stitching tight creating tunnels, while the loopers have been off the edge of the fabric and more loopy than they should have been. I was facing having to take him off to the LSMG, for a service, a cost and inconvenience I wasn’t happy about, as I don’t have a spare.
I decided today, that I would give him a clean up, oil, and rethread, and see whether that would make him see the error of his ways. I was sitting, staring blankly at the machine, trying to make up my mind whether or not I would remove the plate (don’t have the tool so can’t), when my poor sore eyes focussed on the needles……..
Yep, he has been functioning with a bent, right hand needle. No wonder he has been playing up. I am surprised it hasn’t hit the inner workings, and done more damage. After a replacement needle, as you can see by the fabric scrap, he is back to his well behaved best, and I don’t have to send him away.