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Kenmore zigzag stitch

I have a 40 year old Kenmore and I can't make it zigzag. Am I turning the wrong dials?

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It is almost certainly gummed up with old oil and lint.
Methylated spirit on the needle arm and piton where it opught to move left & right to unclag...set in ZZ position and manually move needle arm to see where it all joins together.
When less resistant, lubricate.
If this fails take to a service centre for appraisal and ask for a quote.

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