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I have a necchi 535FA. It sews forward and backward just fine, but it will not do any of the other stitches from simple zig zag to everything else when I move the appropriate dials. Is something broken in some gear mechanism?

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  • susangoldf May 18, 2011

    Thank you. I had a feeling that it would involve the timing mechanism. Now I need to find a repair shop.

  • susangoldf May 20, 2011

    I had a feeling it was something I could not repair myself.

    I need to find a good repair shop.

    thank you.

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Could be broken part OR more likely the drive to a part of the mechanism that does the motion foir the special stitches. Since restoring this involves setting the timing, this is NOT a DIY repair. Best to take this to a repair shop. Wrong timing can also bend or damage parts of the mechanism.

Posted on May 18, 2011

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Is your machine brand new? Then the best would be to exchange it under warranty. If it's not, then you will have to (cheapest way) go online and ask for support. Log in to manufacturers website, find support button and ask the questions. Your machine has integrated program how to sew (sort of a little, dumb computer), and if anything goes wrong with it - it does not do the operations required. It can not be fixed by yourself, as this is the type of, lets say, sim card. Needs to be replaced. Follow this link and see if it helps: http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Necchi_Sewing_Machine_Maintenance/535FA_534FB.htm

Posted on May 19, 2011

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