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I have a sewing machine that says zigzag model number 550,what brand is it?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: HUSKY DELUXE SEWING MACHINE

Your local Husky dealer or via their head office in your country ought to be helpful unless they are out of print.........if so, ......Try sewusa.com or sew4less.com

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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SOURCE: i need to find out how to load thread into a white heavy duty sewing machine model number 1866

actually they dont NOT TO THE WHITE 1886, I whoever is asking, I have the same problem. My own mother, and grandmother who have sown ALL their lives, who make clothes, etc. etc. CANNOT figure out for the life of us all, how to get that thing to load the thread., We get it through the needle, and underneath, And it looks normal, Its what you would do on a normal machine. But when you start, Is when it messes up. I think, they put up for sale because of this error

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: FEW STITCHES DROP IN BOBBIN

Dropped stitches troubleshooting:
1>change to a new proper needle (proper needle means quilting needles for free motion, stretch needle for knits, leather needle for leather, microtex needle for micro fabrics.....etc.) of proper size. Most sewers never need a needle smaller then an 80/12 when sewing. Smaller needles bend more easily causing more problems.
2>If a new needle doesn’t fix the problem, remove parts from bobbin case area (as best as easily allowable) and clean out all the lint thoroughly, and oil with 2-3 drops of oil where friction occurs (turn hand wheel and look for rubbing)
3>If still skipping, try a different spool of thread (Yes, thread can caused skipped stitches, not common but I see it).
4>If you haven’t solved it yet, sounds like you could need to make a lower level adjustment like hook timing.
Hook Timing:
To time the machine, you want the tip of the hook to pass just over the top of the eye of the needle when the needle is in the left most or right most position depending on which side the eye of the needle will be higher

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

Zenqi
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SOURCE: singer machine needle won't do width in zigzag

It sounds like it needs lubrication on the needle bar frame and linkage.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 2142 sewing machine won't zigzag.

Before you put the cam in did you make sure the machine was set on straight stitch and then select zig zag?

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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