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BabyLock Crescendo-receiving a warning: needle plate cover missing. Turn off the machine and replace the cover.

Will not allow me to select a zigzag or decorative stitch, but sews a straight stick without an issue.

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SOURCE: Machine sews zigzag although stitch is set at 0 for straight

It must be a design flaw- things don't always last like they are supposed to. I would personally check the physical reason it is not responding... knowing what it would take to make it stop moving- or whatis causing it to. *perhaps the switch isn't working to stop it- or the mechanism that controls it is worn down. If it was new- I'd return it- but there are only a few options at this point.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Touch Tronic 2001 Sewing Machine Stuck on Sewing Straight Stitch Only

I had a similar problem a couple of years ago. I finally figured out that I had the straight stitch needle plate (the one with the single hole), rather than the zig zag needle plate (the one with the curved hole). When I changed plates, it worked fine.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: singer machine needle won't do width in zigzag

It sounds like it needs lubrication on the needle bar frame and linkage.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

SOURCE: top thread is ok but

check tension usually 3 or 4 is good
clean under needle plate where feed dogs are for lint
is the flat side of the needle toward the back of the machine
rethread machine
is needle the right one for the fabric & thread
it might also need to be serviced

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

SOURCE: After free motion sewing my machine won't return to normal stitch options. Have tried recalibration and all other menu options to ensure it is all as it should be.l ais

the motherboard on the machine could have something wrong with it

Posted on May 03, 2012

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