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New home L372/L373 when I increase pressure on the foot pedal to speed up the machine the zig zag and other decorative stitches begin skipping. The machine has not been used in several years. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: Machine is skipping stitches

First be sure you have a new needle in. A dull needle will cause this.
Also a burr from the needle having hit in the slot of the needle plate can catch the thread occasionally as well as a burr on the hook behind the bobbincase. With some very fine crocus paper or what is called a green stick these burrs need to be polished off. Or have them replaced. Check everywhere the thread touches. Otherwise it may be the timing is slightly off.

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Most newer models of sewing machines are low shank.

You can use this chart for comparison, just to be sure - http://www.clotilde.com/pages/which_foot.html

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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

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

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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If, when the needle is set to be centred, is it actually slightly off-centre ?? You may do worse than have a service done, explaining the issue you face as well as a general go over.

As this was posted some time ago, I hope it has been resolved for you.

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