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Need a free pdf manual for a 580fa sewing machine

Has portable handle on top/table arm bridge/zig zag features/also button hole feature.

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SOURCE: singer sewing machine will not zig zag

Over time, and especially when not used, there is a likelihood of dust and old oil forming a sort of glue, or clag....

Remove the needle for safety, then, when you have the setting on Zig zag, gently push the needle arm to the opposite side of the zig stitch.......release the needle arm, and if it springs back quickly, it is fine, if it moves slowly, or almost not at all, then the clag needs removing with application of few drops of methylated spirit to start, at the sort of piston affair that shifts needle arm L & R .....move the needle arm back & forth until it frees up, a drop of oil to finish.........if almost seized, may require leaving overnight after using a penetrating lubricant if it is really resistant....I have had them on the bench for 3 days with manual manipulation a few times each day before they finally come good.

Denatured alcohol is fine, surgical spirit too, different countries have different names or products, essentially alcohol with few impurities that will evaporate quickly with little residue.

Hope this does work for you, tho' as I said, it may take a little time to penetrate depending on severity........the same applies to the reverse mechanism of many machines when they seize.
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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: how to oil my sewing machine

Kenmore machines may have parts and manuals available on searspartsdirect.com -- have the correct model number usually a 3 digit a dot and the rest of the numbers (i.e., 158.xxxx or 385.xxxx1). You will see a list, and if you click on parts or attachments list and scroll down into the parts list, there should be a manual listed as either available or not.

As to the new machines, Euro-Pro or any other, if really cheap, then my personal feeling is that they are planned to not last for a long time -- which may account for the lack of oiling instructions in their manuals. The other possible reason 'may' be that like some Viking Husqvarna machines, the metal parts could be infused with oil and the heat from running them produces the oil needed as it runs. Somehow I doubt that could be the answer in an inexpensive machine. If a lot of the parts inside are plastic, then no oil is needed, and they will run until the plastic breaks, necessitating a trip to the repair shop.

Only use sewing machine oil which can be bought at any JoAnn's, Walmart, sew and vac, or sewing machine dealer. Never use household oil or the yellow/blue can of spray that is a water displacement solution which ultimately will gum up the works. You could use Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant.

Basic oiling procedure is to oil wherever metal parts meet (possible friction points) or slide past each other -- a drop or two usually. No grease needed on plastic gears. If you have an old machine with metal gears, then use sewing machine lube (grease) or Tri-Flow lube (can get it at a bicycle shop if no where else).

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: can't tighten clutch on Kenmore zig zag sewing machine.

The clutch has fallen off the shaft. Remove the very small screw in the clutch release screw to remove the clutch release. Place the clutch(round thing with ears on it) back on the shaft with the center ears pointing towards the outside. Put the clutch release screw back on. Tighten it to make sure it works
properly. Put the small screw back in the clutch release screw and test it again. If it will not tighten or release properly, remove the clutch ,rotate it180 degrees and try it again.This should solve your problem.
sewman7

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: need manual for newhome triple zig zag model 888

they are available at http://ifixmachines.com/Janome-Model-M888/Janome-owners-manual-M888/ilvm_fly1_black.tpl.html?keyword=888

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Viking Husqvarna classica 100 sewing

You do not oil that machine with those holes in the top.

The Zig Zag problem is caused by a finger near the pattern selector that is just starting to stick. Take off the rear cover with the one screw located at the top rear of the machine. (lift the handle up to see the screw) Then pull the rear cover upward and slightly outward to remove the cover. Looking into the rear of the machine, you'll see a shaft about 4 to 5 inches long that the camstack moves up and down on as you turn the pattern selector on the front of the machine. The finger that is sticking is to the left of the shaft (usually it's silver), it has a spring on it. Don't remove the spring. Gently move the finger back and forth after you put some teflon oil on the top and bottom of the finger. Also try to move the finger up and down the shaft it's on as you move the finger in and out, it only has a small travel so don't force it. Your goal is to just get a little lubrication underneath it to free it.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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knowing the machine is in good working order gives peace of mind
instead of wanting to through it out the window
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