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Suddenly zig zag stitch not working?

I changed out my thread and bobbin and when I went to continue my project, the zig zag stitch that I was previously using now doesn't seem to want to work! The machine moves like it is zig zagging, and the bottom looks right, but the top is a very stretched out zig zag, almost like a straight line. I also tried an overlock stitch and that seemed really loose on the bottom side..? The straight stitch is ok once I play with the tension. But I'm sewing the same fabric (fleece) and same threads as I've been using for about 12 other projects. This is a new machine for me, < 1 month old.

I have: adjusted upper thread tension, tried different thread/bobbin, cleaned bobbin case out, changed to a new needle.

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  • jswinks Mar 04, 2008

    Just to add, I did more with the straight stitch on different fabric, and it is super loose on the bottom, and I can't seem to get the top tension adjusted right at all. So I guess none of the stitches are working right??

  • jswinks Mar 04, 2008

    Ha! I guess I didn't need to post afterall. I fixed my own problem, but I'll post here in case someone else has the same problem. I looked here:
    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC...

    Before, I would just run the thread out of the bobbin and up the plastic piece and put the case cover back on. But I guess sometimes it wasn't making it into the tension spring. It used to do it kind of on its own, but when I tried to get it in there better it solved my problem! Whew!

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Glad you figured it out yourself. I was suggest to check your needle location. Many times people will have the needle in the left or right slot and it can not zigzag unless it is in the center slot.

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Because it is almost a straight stitch but the needle continues to move in a zig zag fashion is reason to believe it is in a long stitch. By changing the number of stitches per inch there will be a very noticeable looking zig zag stitch.

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