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    This *@#%^& sewing machine...

    Because the women in my family hand down sewing machines by every other generation, I'm using my grandmother's Kenmore 1410 Zig-Zag machine, and it's worked beautifully up until my move -- but now it seems to be the most improperly named machine in the world. I can't get it to zig-zag. I'm positive I have all the stitch settings set right, I oiled it just recently, I can even see the needle move side to side as I adjust the stitch width setting, but it won't sew a zig-zag stitch.

    The Internet has been shockingly useless in this instance; anybody have the slightest idea what's wrong with it? Anything else I could try on my own before I go see if they'll service this monster?

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    Just the standard suggestions...

    make sure threaded right
    tension right
    using the right bobbin (this can cause great problems)

    Does it sew the other stitches?
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    Yep, checked all that, and multiple times. I ran through the whole list of stitch settings in my manual, and it sews anything that doesn't require a change in the width. (But hey, at least I discovered my stretch stitch!)


 

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