We don't know a lot about sergers (Sheesh, do I sound like an eBay seller, or what?) They are not at all like sewing machines.
"Should we take off that plate and see what's underneath?" Miss "I have a Screw driver and I am not afraid to use it" asked.
"Why Not?" said I.
"We could take the back off and really look at them." she said, again wielding that Phillips Head menacingly.
"No." I said with authority. And since I was the Boss for the Day, she agreed.
We had it all clean and ready to go. We plugged it in and there was absolutely nothing. No light, no juice no nothing. Betsy tightened the light bulb and that worked. Good sign. But there was NOTHING when we tried the foot controller.
I suggested that maybe, for safety reasons, it wouldn't work if it was all open. We closed up the side and the front; success.
It is a bit of a pain to thread. We needed the over lock threader (about a hundred of them came with the South River stash). I did not have trouble following the diagrams and directions in the manual. Betsy complained, bitterly, about them.
"Why don't they write the directions more clearly?" she moaned. Maybe it was because I had just threaded up the 2000CDE yesterday that I had less difficulty.
It is a bit tricky to get the thread looped around the first guide.
Getting the thread through the lower looper is a bit tricky. You have to pull the thread through from the left (it helps to realize that the machine opens on that side) loop it over the looper from back to front and then pass it back through to the right side to thread it through the hole in the looper. Good thing we had four hands.
Betsy likes to sew fast and she loves to put all the power to the motor of any machine, including her car. She let me take the first few stitches. We tried it out on some muslin and then on some fleece: very, very, very nice.
Wilson was disinterested, though that is no surprise. I am trying to keep him quiet for the next couple of weeks. He has a tumor on his spleen and should it crack, it could bleed and cause him some significant pain. He will undergo a splenectomy in a couple of weeks and if all goes well, will be cured. He sure did perk up when Steve brought home some Brook's Barbeque (chicken).