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I have a Singer 6202 and the stitches stay tiny regardless of the stitch setting being set to gather. The machine is over 20 years old and makes a noise when I set it to gather mode. The reverse button shakes while trying to gather. It seems as if the foot does not move the material far enough in order for the stitches to form properly. Thank you.

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Check your needle to make sure it's not bent--take the needle & roll it on a flat surface to see if it rolls good
the feed dog help the fabric move -check your operation manual to see if the feeddog is in the proper positon-if it's in the proper postion
you might want the sewing machine check by a service technican
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