Zig Zag stitch

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My wife has a Toyota 8800 sewing machine. She has tried to use the Zig Zag
stitch function but although it does the Zig Zag stitch it doesn't pull the
material through. There are 19 different stitch patterns available and the
other 18 all pull the material through. Anyone any ideas?


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Are you sure that this is the only zig-zag stitch? It sounds like this
one might be a bar-tack stitch, or maybe even a darning setting.

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This is the only zig-zag stitch on its own. There are all sorts of other
stitches and one in particular has Zig Zag on the left of the picture and
straight stitch on the right. This one pulls the material through where as
the basic zig-zag doesn't. The picture on the switch selector is like this
but rotated tclockwise through 90 degrees. (-/\/\/\/\-)
 


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Just a thought, have you got your stitch length set too small.
Sometimes if it is set to 0 or 1 it will be trying to satin stitch and
that sometimes can cause problems.
Shirley
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Hi Shirley,
I have tried all the different setting for stitch length and it makes no
difference. It seems strange to me that this is the only stitch pattern that
has a problem.


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Sounds like there might be a broken cam, then, if this is a mechanical machine.

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Had it serviced a year or so ago and have hardly used it since. Everyone we
talk to says even though it is an old machine it is a very good one and
worth repairing. Not sure whether this is just a ruse to keep on handing out
more money ;-)


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What model is it?  And have you checked the wefixit Yahoo group?

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It's a Toyota 8800. I will have a look at the group you mentioned - thanks


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