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Won't zig-zag on straight setting.- Tried all settings - zig-zag works on all others

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  • AllyStaley Feb 29, 2008

    type of stitch is straight = setting is zig-zag

  • Twin Stars Jan 09, 2009

    i have a Kenmore 1410 machine. I followed the manual in order to sew zig sag but it won't do. What should i do.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how to set for zig zag free motion

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    i have "The Countess" sewing machine E21129 Hertz 50/60. was advised by repairman riccar made this machine. do you sell manuals?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    como se utiliza el zig zag

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    need a manual

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    free down loadable manual

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    does not sew straigh

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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.

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