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Stretch stitch We are trying to sew a nylon fabric and have been told to use a zig zag stitch. We can't seem to find the manual so don't know how to set the machine. It is a kenmore 385 12102990. It has three dials on the front for selecter, lenght and width. Any ideas on how to set for this type of stitch? Thanks Tracy

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Be sure TOP control shows zig-zag. Flip top right bar from red to black or black to red on side of machine facing you. You can then change the widths by changing the numbers on that same circle control.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: zig zag stitches are not holding

When ever a machine is jamming up the bobbin thread, it is a result of your top tension. It is either set to low (under 4), or the thread has come out of the take-up lever. Check your threading, fromt he spool pin, down to 2 and up to 3. Three is the take up lever. From the take-up lever down to 4. Set the thread behind the thread guide and thread the needle form front to back. Low quailtu thread 9dual duty or all purpose) can also create this problem.

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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.
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SOURCE: two problems. First,it was sewing fine but I

Your needle shaft is probably bent and needs to go in for repair.

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SOURCE: My singer sewing machine will not do zig zag stitch the special stitch dial is not working properly

it would probably be a good idea to take the machine in to see if there is any broken or worn parts, since it will not do a zig zag stitch

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