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Will not zig zag stitch. I haven't used it in a few years. only does straight stitch

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Sounds like the oil is old and turned into a varnish and causing mechanisms to stick. This old oil needs to be dissolved and cleaned out and re-oiled again to free things up. This seems to be the main problem with machines not in use for extended periods. Just needs to be serviced.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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