Question about Singer 3116 Simple
My machine will sew a straight stitch, but not a zigzag. The needle becomes stuck in the down position. Any solutions? I had my machine serviced some time ago. I didn't use it for a long time after that but yesterday when I tried to zigzag I realized that it won't zigzag anymore. It is forming a straight uneven stitch for every zigzag stitch I select. Now the service guy refuses to accept it as his fault as a long time has passed. Could someone pls advise?
The guy is right, dust kills the moving parts. try oiling the shaft that holds the needle up about 1/2 way and then run on straight stitch with no thread to work in oil, do this several times till you feel that it runs smoothly and you have a little movement side to side as this is necessary for your zig-zag. if that does not work it may be a cam or belt in the top part that needs replacing and you will need the repair to tell you that. I asked them to give me a quote before any work was done so I knew what I was up against. I love my machine so it was worth the 200.00 to get the parts replaced. It will sew anything cause it is a older model with metal rather than plastic parts. hope this helps good luck
Posted on Jun 17, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: machine will not zigzag
Depends on what kind of machine you have. Most of the time incorrect threading is the problem. The needle may be not be tightened in properly, or you may not have selected the correct sequence for zig-zag. Hope this helped a little.
Posted on Jan 09, 2007
SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?
You can do all of these stitches by using different combinations of your stitch selector, stitch width and stitch feed knobs, for instance, on the panel I can see on your machine:
Stitches 1, 2 & 3 are straight stitches, centered, left and right. Really basic stuff, not different stitches at all. 4,5,6,7 & 8 are zig-zag stitches of different widths. 9 is the widest zig-zag (no. 8) on a finer stitch length, etc...
I think you should try and get an instruction manual for your machine. After a lengthy search of my usual manual sources, I've determined that that this may not be so easy. I think you should contact White on their 800 number and let them try and help you... 1-800-331-3164.
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Posted on Mar 08, 2008
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