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The model I have looks like this one... All of a sudden it's not doing the zig zag stich. What could possibly be the problem? Thanks

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I had this happen once and it was the needle shaft was slightly bent, (after loaning it to a relative) but yours may just be in need of oiling and working the needle shaft back and forth by hand. Another thing to try, take a hair dryer and heat all of the moving parts. Hopefully, this will work for you. Otherwise, it may be the timing, and you need a professional to look at it. Good luck, got my fingers crossed for you

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