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My zig zag is not working properly

Hi my machine stopped doing zig zag after one day while sewing the machine did a sudden stop and broke the needle and made a noise and small spring sprung out from the light area and i dont know where it goes after that i can only sew straight stitch and the zig zag and the button maker stoped working the right way, i need a repair book on this machine so i can adjust the zig zag and know where this spring goes.i took it to sears but they wont even look at it unless i give them a unrefundable $30.00 dollars, quite unfair if you ask me, i ask about repairs or at the very least a tune up, but still 30.00 bucks or nothing, well so here i am, hope you can help. thanks, i dont mind paying the 30.00 dollars but they werent sure they could adjust it. so i might as well adjust it myself. again thanks
by the way my e-mail is if is easier for an asnwer, am also willing to pay for the book. is a kenmore sewing machine model 385 16120200

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  • meli_mp2 Sep 04, 2008

    how to fix the zig zag its stitching straight when i put it on zig zag



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No i have not received an answer to the problem from no one
neither anyone having a repair book on this machine, anyway the reason i cannot purchase a plan is because i dont have a crdit card.

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