Question about Singer 5160 Mechanical Sewing Machine
I was in the middle of doing some intricate applique, using the hand wheel instead of the foot pedal, and I started noticing it getting really hard to turn all of a sudden, after an hour of working. So, I cleaned out the dust and fuzz around the bobbin area and the front of the machine and oiled it up and it seemed to do the trick, because it moved smoothly after that. However, when I started back on my project, the zig zag pattern no longer worked correctly. Instead of making a straight back and forth zig zag, it now comes down straight and then curves over to the left and right at the end of the stitch. I was wondering if you could give me advice, maybe I need to take the top off somehow? Thankyou!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Zig Zag Stitch not working
THis problem occurred as I was sewing on Neoprene. I was using Gutterman all-purpose thread and a size 80 needle. Tried switching to a size 70, then to size 90. Still unable to zig zag. After inserting a test sample of cotton, the zig zag worked perfectly, so I knew it was not a mecahnical problem. I switched needles again. This time to size 90 for stretch fabric. Voila! Problem solved.
Posted on May 24, 2009
By turning the bottom dial on the righthand side of the machine, you can change type of stitch. For zig zag, you need to set it to B (seen on the front of the machine). You can adjust the width of the zig zag using the same dial.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
SOURCE: Singer Athena 2000 won't zig zag
Try pushing the reset button underneath the machine. Mine does that too. I had it repaired a few months ago...apparently it needs a circuit board that is no longer available.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
SOURCE: ZIG-ZAG NOT WORKING
Make sure your presser foot is tight down. If the needle is going from side to side, it's doing it's job. If the stitches are coming out straight, the material is probably slipping back and forth to center area. The presser will eliminate this.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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