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New home 692 sewing machine will not sew zig zag even with knobs in correct position, any clues?

Knobs all set as per manual but needle does not swing when running, when static and zig zag knob is turned the needle swings.

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We have just fixed a New Home 692 with this exact problem and thought we'd post our solution in case anyone else had the same..

Our machine had been sat unused for some years and had seized up.

  • Try taking the top off the machine by undoing the two screws.

  • You'll then see the mechanism (a little hook-shaped thing) which glides over the cams to create the stitch patterns.

  • With our machine, this hook part was not able to move freely, and so was not gliding over the cam as it should.
  • We oiled all the moving parts connected to this (as well as the rest of the machine) then left it for 24 hours. When we came back to it the next day all the parts were moving freely and the stitch patterns were working again! It's definitely worth trying this if all the cams look to be in good condition.

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The cam or gear that controls the zig zag could be damaged or
worn, I suggest the machine be checked

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