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I have a Memory Craft 8000. The computer screen seems fine. I can push all the buttons and the screen changes. However, when I have pushed the zig-zag button(stitch #4), the machine will not make a zig-zag stitch. It just sews a relatively straight stitch. No amount of changing the length and width of stitch will help. Can anyone help?!

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  • mtclouds Oct 05, 2010

    i have already tried recalibration after i read about it on another site. this did not help, but thank you for anwering.

  • mtclouds Oct 06, 2010

    it does seem to zig zag a very tiny bit. do you mean that i should actually lower the needle in the needle clamp? i will try this and then look for a tiny alan key if i need to. thanks

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The mechanism is worn that makes the needle head move in a zig zag fashion ,need to be taken to a repair man to have the worn parts renewed

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Does the needle alternate position in a zigzag motion? If it does then the problem might be your timing. In order to fix it you would have to set the timing on the hook and needle. If the needle bar does not move in a zigzag motion then your zigzag settings are off or the mechanism is faulty.
Initially try putting the needle down a little (like 1mm) either at the needle end (temporary) or loosen off the post (you might need tiny alan key?) and let it go down a tiny bit - be careful to mark original spot before loosening off

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Try to recalibrate the machine.

With the machine off Hold down the three buttons that are on the front of the machine(start/stop.reverse and auto lock). While the buttons are depressed turn the machine on. A box with the sign + will come up on the screen under it you will see another + that is the one you touch. Then several more + come up.
Just touch each one as they appear. Then the message test complete will come up. Turn off machine and wait at least 5 seconds. Then you can turn the machine back on and hopefully fixes your problem. It checks for errors and fixes them.

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