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When I use the zigzag stitch it will not do a consistent stich, it zigzags then straight stitches

What cause it to be inconsistent

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Needs timing. Take it in.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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SOURCE: stiching

It's very possible the bobbin is in upside down and the thread is coming out of the lower tension. Pull on the thread and the bobbin should turn counter clockwise if it is correct . If it turns clockwise, flip the bobbin over , put the thread through the lower tension and try it again. The topside stitch is loose either because the lower tension is loose(or non-existent) or the top thread is too tight.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Changing stitches

You probably have not adjusted you stitch width and length.
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Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Zigzag won't enlarge

See if there is a twin needle lock out setting, if it is on it will cause this symptom. Otherwise there may be a bind in the needle pivot or linkage system to the needle bar from the cam or stepper motor (I don't know if this is a mechanical or electronic machine).
Good luck!

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My machine skips stitches when zigzagging.

either out of time or re set your top tension, also install anew needle. if not you can ship to me and i can fix. keithat11@aol.com

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

SOURCE: Hello. I don't have an instruction or user manual

try these sites for a manual
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Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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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:

http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/product/images/52659.jsp?CATID=cat3122&PRODID=prd11333

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.

If you found this helpful, please vote generously as I receive nothing other than acknowledgement for my time.

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