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Brother model 1241

I picked up a used Brother 1241. It sews well, but the dial to move the stitch selection has fallen off, so I am only able to use the straight stitch. I am unable to use the Zig Zag stitch. I have the front piece dial and the spring that goes behind it but do not know how to re attach it. Can you tell me if I am able to do this myself. Are there any extra parts that I would need? Thanks for your time in advance.

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SOURCE: zig zag stitches are not holding

When ever a machine is jamming up the bobbin thread, it is a result of your top tension. It is either set to low (under 4), or the thread has come out of the take-up lever. Check your threading, fromt he spool pin, down to 2 and up to 3. Three is the take up lever. From the take-up lever down to 4. Set the thread behind the thread guide and thread the needle form front to back. Low quailtu thread 9dual duty or all purpose) can also create this problem.

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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Mine did the same thing. The needle is probably to high. Do not insert the needle all the way to the top. Lower it a bit and it should zig zag!

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SOURCE: Pattern selection dial

take the machine back & get another one

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