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Kenmore 14 stitch machine

I just got an old kenmore 14 stitch machine and cannot get it to do a straight stitch instead of zigzag. help! Thanks,

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    i have an old white sewing machine model 9950 and for some reason it won't do a straight stitch only zigzag---i have a manual and read directions but it still won't work any suggestions thanks

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Adjust the width selector to zero

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