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I have a Bernina 1030 and the size of the straight stich knob is jammed it willonly turn back to 1 which means it will not straight stich just a small zigzag. Can you please help.thanks Joy

I suspect the machine's stitch selector mechanism has seized due to old, dried oil. (I have a 930 and several older Bernina models, and oiling thoroughly and frequently is necessary to keep these nice mechanicals running smoothly.) However, if the knob on the straight stitch selection lever is frozen, you may need to take it for service if you are unable to free it on your own.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Aug 08, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Who won't the stich selector knob turn

Not sure, but sometimes you have to push in before turning, if you have the manual you might check and see if there's a trouble shooting section. Good luck.

Jun 19, 2014 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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Stich selector won't turn

It could need lubrication. Try using WD-40 wait a few minutes then gently try to move the stitch selector back and forth, try not to force it. If it starts to move use a bit more WD-40 and try moving it again. If it works then use a good grade of sewing machine oil and be sure to clean everything up. Dirt is a big factor in sewing machines.

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Jun 19, 2014 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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My Nina model JE1918 sewing machine's stich selecter is stuck on one type of stich and can't move.

. If you have used it regularly sounds like a trip to a mechanic but if it has been in storage and has seized, try a little squirt of WD40 first and gently try to move the selector knob. It sounds as though it has either seized or caught on something internally.

Mar 27, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Necchi 542 stich selector jammed

remove arm cover and locate zigzag mechanism, clean lubricate and try gentle pressure, leave overnight, heat with hair drier, keep well lubricated with penetrating oil and be patient, try not to use too much force.
Necchi machines are built to very fine tolerances so need careful and regular maintenance

Dec 19, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Yamata FY7568 only stiches ----------

Have you changed your needle? If you have a dull or bent needle it can cause the machine to not lock the stitches together and the result is a straight stitch on every pattern. Also, check your stitch width selector and make sure that it did not get accidently moved.

Feb 11, 2009 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Machine will not sew forward without backstitching

You have selected the Stretch Stich (SS) mode on the stitch length regulator, just turn the knob around until you have a number 1 - 5 and that should be it.
The model number will be the last digits on the metal compliance plate with voltage etc.....looks like:
V / 1234 / 123454321 / 2016
This then would be a Model 2016

Nov 25, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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