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The needle displacement lever on my Bernina Favorit 740 will not stay in the center position. It sews in the right or left needle position but the zigzag won't go across the entire width.

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The machine is probably seizing due to old oil that has dried. Different mechanisms can be affected, including zig-zag, stitch selection, but in your case has affected the needle position.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Posted on Jan 20, 2018

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I have a 730 (Record) but the mechanism is the same.
There is a spring loaded positioning 'finger' that pushes against a shaped 'rest' to keep it in place, and over time these seize up. Yours has probably seized while pushed in, meaning it doesn't hit the rest at all. I've attached a picture with a red arrow showing the finger.
You need to get it freed to get it to work again. Every 1960s Bernina I've seen has had the finger stuck in the central position, as well as having the positioning dial also seized, so it could be a lot worse :-)
The needle displacement lever on my Bernina Favori - bernina_needle_position-kqvjeiymjisq1nia145cfjlk-3-0.jpg

Posted on Jan 19, 2018

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SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?

You can do all of these stitches by using different combinations of your stitch selector, stitch width and stitch feed knobs, for instance, on the panel I can see on your machine:

http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/product/images/52659.jsp?CATID=cat3122&PRODID=prd11333

Stitches 1, 2 & 3 are straight stitches, centered, left and right. Really basic stuff, not different stitches at all. 4,5,6,7 & 8 are zig-zag stitches of different widths. 9 is the widest zig-zag (no. 8) on a finer stitch length, etc...

I think you should try and get an instruction manual for your machine. After a lengthy search of my usual manual sources, I've determined that that this may not be so easy. I think you should contact White on their 800 number and let them try and help you... 1-800-331-3164.

If you found this helpful, please vote generously as I receive nothing other than acknowledgement for my time.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?

The brother website has a users manual for it that can be downloaded. Use this link to get it:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_ls2125eus&type2=5&flang=English&dlid=

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Singer 5050

I was hoping you would have got another answer, I have a mechanical sewing machine ( Singer 5040) with the exact same problem. However, if i use the programed stitches I can sew a zigzag. If i do it manually and set the zigzag width to any width ( even the widest) I get only the same straight stitch, and no mater what length I select it is the same too, very close to gether about 1 1/2 inch stitch.
I took my entire maching apart to expose inside both top side and underneath, nothing apeared loose or broke and i oiled it up. I bought a new bobbin holder and still the same effect. So it has to be something serious is my conclusion...sounds like a trip to Sears to me...LOL

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Trying to sew a buttonhole

You can get all the info of alignments and features of your machine here:

Manual of your machine:

http://www.sewingmanuals.net/bernina-910-sewing-machine-service-man.html

https://www.sew4less.com/product/140/Bernina_910_Instruction_Manual

http://sewingwishlist.com/bernina.html

This information is available online but not for free.

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Pablo :-)

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine 385.1960180, problem with needle centering

That sounds like it's definitely an internal adjustment. The machine will need to be opened up and the left/right adjustment taken care of. Is this machine one that you can open the top easily, or is it the type that has the front and rear shell?

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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