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Singer 600 stitch selector will not work properly

When I attepted to move the levers they would not move, I removed the top lid, there is a post with a rectangular piece of metal near it's top, that part flips back and forth by hand. In between that part and the cam stack is a part that goes down between them that is attached to another post. The problem is you have to move the flipper part by hand in order to allow that part that goes between it and the cam stack in order for it to be able to go up and down, thing it's for changing the stitch's on the cams. I can manually get it to work, if there is an adjust ment to remedy this problem I sure would be greatful for your assistance. I was given 4 of these machine's at different times and all have the same darn problem. Thanks so Much, Sydney in TN

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On my bernina 1008 the selection lever is all the way up but I want it on the straight stitch but won't move.

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How do you use the pattern stitching module in singer model 2732. I have the Manuel but still don't understand how it works. I have followed instructions and nothing happens. I must be doing something...

Have you installed the stitch selector pattern module for the patterns you want, seated it properly as outlined on page 52 of the instruction book following all 7 steps? (Page 54 identifies the knobs and lever's that need to be moved to successfully install the pattern module)

If that is done correctly, then selecting a stitch is done with the stitch selector lever being moved under the letter corresponding to the stitch you are trying to select. (Shown beginning page 55) You also need to move the stitch length knob as indicated.

You will need to be sure you are following the instructions very carefully as there are a number of settings that need to be made to ensure you get the stitch you are trying to achieve.

I hope this helps you.

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I can't move the upper stitch pattern selctor to the K position.

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I have a singer 5040c and it won't do a zigzag stitch - it just goes in a straight line.

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Are you certain that the pattern selector is set for straight stitch and not buttonhole?

Turn the handwheel so that the needle is up and the take-up lever is in it's highest position. Then turn the pattern selector knob through all of the patterns back and forth a few times. Finally, select straight stitch and see if the length works. If not, need to take it to a repair person to determine the course of action.

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pull the button hole lever all the way down, then push it all the way back up. Select your pattern and it should work.


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