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Machine sews zigzag although stitch is set at 0 for straight

I was sewing zigzag stitching and when I set the machine at 0 for straight stitching, it continues to sew zigzag. I have opened it up and cleaned/oiled it and it continues to sew zigzag.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have looked into the machine and cleaned the bobbin shuttle but do not see anything obviously amiss.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    831- The stitch width adjustment does not seem to be working properly. Set at any width it randomly fails to zigzag and only sew straight. This occurs on any of the decorative stitches as well. Also, the bobbin

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It must be a design flaw- things don't always last like they are supposed to. I would personally check the physical reason it is not responding... knowing what it would take to make it stop moving- or whatis causing it to. *perhaps the switch isn't working to stop it- or the mechanism that controls it is worn down. If it was new- I'd return it- but there are only a few options at this point.

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