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Zig Zag Stitch not working

My Bernina 930 Electronic is not stitching correctly in zig zag. The needle moves left and right as it should, but is only catching in a straight stitch on the right.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    My Bernina 1090's needle is stuck in the far right position. How can I get it back working properly again. It stitches straight stitches but no zig zag or fancier stitches.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Trouble trying to shirr on my bernette.The elastic is not in a straight stitch but zig zag and it seems loose

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    The needle wont move from side to side will only sew straight stitch

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Viking 930 top stitch on zig zag too loose, bottom looks great> What is wrong?

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THis problem occurred as I was sewing on Neoprene. I was using Gutterman all-purpose thread and a size 80 needle. Tried switching to a size 70, then to size 90. Still unable to zig zag. After inserting a test sample of cotton, the zig zag worked perfectly, so I knew it was not a mecahnical problem. I switched needles again. This time to size 90 for stretch fabric. Voila! Problem solved.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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