Question about Sewing Machines
I can only get a straight stitch, no zigzag stitch. I can manually move the needle bar to any position.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try changing your needle. That is the most common cause for this. If you hit a pin or broke a needle, it could have been thrown out of time. Try changing the needle, that will in all likelihood correct the problem.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
SOURCE: zig zag won't work
Make sure stitch width slider is not set to zero. If not then you either have a bind in the needle bar pivot or an electrical problem (bad stepper motor or bad circuit board).
I can't remember if this machine has a twin needle lock out, if so turn it off.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?
The brother website has a users manual for it that can be downloaded. Use this link to get it:
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
SOURCE: Zig Zag Stitch not working
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
make sure the pattern selector is set for straight stitch first. If it is set correct then the machine may be "stuck" is zig zag mode. May need to be de greased and then re lubricated.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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