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Our simple 3116 won't zigzag stitch,the needle is off to the right and will not do any other stitches. Help!!

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It won't do straight stitch?
Take the needle out... see if it is moving the fabric when you press on the presser foot. If it is not, then you need to raise the feet (it's under the accessory box/table face. If it does move the fabric. Make sure your machine is set to Zig Zag. again without needle... sew. Does the needle bar move? change to straight stitch, does the needle bar move? If it does I think you have the wrong size needle. If it does not, I'm afraid your plastic machine has broken... take it in for repair.

Posted on Oct 05, 2014

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Ingenuity-needle hits pressure foot when zigzag stitching

Reduce the width of the zig zag as a short term fix, but it seems that you either have the incorrect foot attached, or the ZZ width setting needs adjusting.

If, when the needle is set to be centred, is it actually slightly off-centre ?? You may do worse than have a service done, explaining the issue you face as well as a general go over.

As this was posted some time ago, I hope it has been resolved for you.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: singer simple sewing machine will not sew

need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Paul Howell

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SOURCE: singer machine needle won't do width in zigzag

It sounds like it needs lubrication on the needle bar frame and linkage.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: singer 2662 only does a straight stitch

got the same problem - wish I could help you -

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

alicantecoli

Colin Stickland

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SOURCE: My zigzag sewing machine sews straight stitches

you have your dial setting wrong because i cannot work out how a zigzag is sewing a straight line have you set both the dial and the knob - one knob for straight stitch and another knob for the settings for a large stich or a small stitch ,these have to be set up right for it to zigzag and further questions and i will send the wife for free so long as you dont give her back

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

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