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The zig-zag function has just stopped working on my Frister Star 112 - this is because the dial that controls the stitch width is no longer working. It feels as though perhaps a screw has come loose i

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Take off the knob and see if the flat spot has been rounded out. If so, a new know should fix it. If not, unless you are comfortable taking apart the machine, it is time for service. If you are OK with disassembling the machine, open it up and look for the mechanism that should be turning when the know is turned. If there is an apparent broken part or loose connection, focus your effort on fixing that.

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

Testimonial: "thank you for the speedy reply. I assume you are referring to the knob which operates the stitch width? How do i remove it? I've tried tugging it off but it won't budge. p.s The needle can still be moved from right to left using the inner dial - but does not automatically go into zig-zagging as it should"

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i have a brother vx1065 put big dial to 1 stitch length 1-4 stitch width 0 needle position any presser foot zigzag or straight hope this helps

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What numbr on the dial of the Husqvarna daisy is the zigzag??

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