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My sewing machine won't zig-zag stitch

Husqvarna Classica 105

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There is usually one source for this problem, and it's easy to fix. Take the end cap of your machine as if you were changing a light bulb. Now you are off...When you switch from straightstich to zigzag, the levers operate across and inside the body so that the needle shaft, you watch it going up and down, can also move sidesways (but only a few mm's (about 3/16 inch)) The needle shaft should both go left and right, freely. It is hinged at the top but half way down ththe shaft it "floats" in a two sided guide. This sounds complicated but it truly is NOT. What happens to neglected machines is that "gunge" forms in the sliding parts and stop the left and right deflections. You my need to prise open the shaft from it's guide to start with (be gentle) but a few drops of oil normally soon allows the needle shaft to slide side to side.
When you can shake the needle shaft from side to side BY HAND (with the machine set in the zigzag mode) replace the end cap and start zigzaging.
And in future oil your flaming sewing machine.....

Posted on Feb 20, 2013

  • Jim Leake Feb 20, 2013

    There is usually one source for this problem, and it's easy to fix. Take the end cap of your machine as if you were changing a light bulb. Now you are off...When you switch from straightstich to zigzag, the levers operate across and inside the body so that the needle shaft, you watch it going up and down, can also move sidesways (but only a few mm's (about 3/16 inch)) The needle shaft should both go left and right, freely. It is hinged at the top but half way down ththe shaft it "floats" in a two sided guide. This sounds complicated but it truly is NOT. What happens to neglected machines is that "gunge" forms in the sliding parts and stop the left and right deflections. You my need to prise open the shaft from it's guide to start with (be gentle) but a few drops of oil normally soon allows the needle shaft to slide side to side.
    When you can shake the needle shaft from side to side BY HAND (with the machine set in the zigzag mode) replace the end cap and start zigzaging.
    And in future oil your flaming sewing machine.....

  • Ellen Keiter
    Ellen Keiter May 28, 2018

    Thank you so much, Jim, for making me aware of what the problem actually was! I was about to give up on using my zigzag stitches when I thought I'd try once more to search for an answer . . . and I found this site with your perfect diagnosis. As you said, it was easy to fix. All I had to do was oil it and follow your directions. Bingo! Perfectly fixed. I had always kept my machine in great condition but never knew I had to oil that spot, so thank you again.

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Basically it is a matter of a stuck part. Flip open the top by prying up on the front or ends of the lid. You already noticed the hinges on the back. When you get it open, exercise the right hand lever on top (marked ZZ at bottom and 1-20 at top. If you look just to the right of this lever against the back wall you will see that it moves a little part back and forth into triangle shaped grooves. The part is not going completely into the grooves so drop some oil in there and exercise it a few more times, using your fingers if necessary to make the part move into the triangle grooves at the front and back. After a while it will loosen up where it should operate by itself smoothly . Hope this helps.

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Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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You do not oil that machine with those holes in the top.

The Zig Zag problem is caused by a finger near the pattern selector that is just starting to stick. Take off the rear cover with the one screw located at the top rear of the machine. (lift the handle up to see the screw) Then pull the rear cover upward and slightly outward to remove the cover. Looking into the rear of the machine, you'll see a shaft about 4 to 5 inches long that the camstack moves up and down on as you turn the pattern selector on the front of the machine. The finger that is sticking is to the left of the shaft (usually it's silver), it has a spring on it. Don't remove the spring. Gently move the finger back and forth after you put some teflon oil on the top and bottom of the finger. Also try to move the finger up and down the shaft it's on as you move the finger in and out, it only has a small travel so don't force it. Your goal is to just get a little lubrication underneath it to free it.

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I have a copy. If you still need it, I can e-mail you a copy.

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