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I have a model 2380 and I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO SET IT BACK TO A STRAIGHT STITCH. WHEN I SEYT THE DIAL TO "A" IT STAYS ON ZIGZAG. THE MANUAL DID NOT HELP

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You need to select A but also set the Stitch Width dial to zero. The Stitch Width dial should be the one on top of the machine next to the handle.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/776764/White-Sewing-2380.html#manual (page 25: Select Stitch Pattern A, Stitch Width to zero, Stitch Length to zero to 4)

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