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I have a Singer Serenade 30 and have set everything according to the manual for zig zag but it still sews straight. Help!

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Make sure that your needle shaft is not stuck, move it back and forth, oil if necessary. I had it happen to me once, but mine was caused by a bent needle shaft after loaning it to someone, and I had to do this each time I wanted to zig zag stitch. .

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