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My new sewing machine does not sow straight ahead, only in zig-zag, why is that so? what can i do to repair it? its a privileg600

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Set the stitch with to zero and see if you can now sew a straight stitch.

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Brother sewing machine model AS1430S not picking zig zag stich....on zig zag stich option it is only giving straight stich.....plz help


Try a brand new needle. If that doesn't work, then the machine may be slightly out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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My jones sewing machine wont stitch straight just zig zag tried moving parts


Probably the zig-zag mechanism has seized from lack of oil/cleaning. Pick up fresh, good quality sewing machine oil or Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube and apply a couple drops every place where metal rubs against metal (including the zig-zag mechanism). Do NOT oil any rubber or leather parts (belts)!!!

Then apply heat from a handheld hairdryer. Repeat until it loosens.

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How do I adjust the needle position for straight sewing?


The stitch Width selection regulates straight-stitch or zig-zag width. Needle position does not determine straight or zig-zag. Needle position just determines whether the needle's home position is center, left, or right. Needle position can be used with straight or zig-zag stitching.

Jul 03, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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If the machine is not zig zagging when you select zig zag it will mean the selector finger needs adjusting which is a shop job

May 26, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Sews straight when on zigzag


it's possible the zig zag gear or cam could be worn or damaged
and the machine should be checked to see for sure what's happened.

Nov 29, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Machine won't zig zag even though the needle goes from side to side the line of stitching is straight.


put in a new needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin--use every thread guide
make sure the zig zag settings are correct
it's also possible that the machine could have a worn or damaged gear or cam--which would have to be checked at a sewing machine shop

Mar 20, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I cannot get my tension adjusted correctly. I have lost my manual. Can you give me some help. Also, do I need a separate foot for the zig zag stitch.


usually a tension of 3 or 4 is good
only if the presser foot not is not made for zig zag--all the presser foot's that I've seen on new machines do straight stitch & zig zag,, if the opening in the foot is large then manually try a zig zag stitch to see

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