Question about Sewing Machines
I recently acquired a used Kenmore Sewing machine 158.1791. It will not perform a straight stitch. The stitch width selector is on zero (0) and the stitch selector is on straight/zigzag. The stitch modifier is in neutral. Regardless of the stitch width, it will zigzag, but only at the widest width; the dial seems to have no effect. Previously, the machine was locked up; stitch selector would not move. I have oiled heavily all over, top and bottom, greased the gears, and left all the belts dry. What should be my next effort? Where should I look or adjust next? Do I ever need to do anything with the cams? Are there diagrams of where the cam levers should be located according to the stitch selector?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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