Singer touch and sew zig-zag problem, please help?


For the life of me I can't figure out how to do a zig-zag on this machine,
I know it's got to be simple, it is called a zig-zag model. If anyone
knows the right setting, I would love it if you could describe it for me,
thanks.
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I forgot, it's a model 758.
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I have several Touch & Sews. Usually it's a matter of sliding the sitch width lever away from '0'.
More information is necessary such as _what_model_is_it_ ? Singer made many, many models of Touch & Sew machines....do you have the manual?
-Irene
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:Thanks Irene, everything I can find on there seems to be more repair andparts orientated, not too much about operation..
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Look to see if there is a knob that has different stitches printed that you turn, or under a leaver that moves back & forth. Good luck. Barbara in SC
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:It is a zig-zag model 758. I tried sliding th stitch width lever with nosuccess. Thanks.
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It may be on a 'cam' setting and needs to be set to 'regular.'
-Irene
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this machine,
anyone
it for me,
hello,
Front/center of the machine. A big round clear plastic dome sticking out and words either below or above says "Needle Position" and another that says "Stitch Width". Inside that clear plastic dome with a gold line down the center ... you turn the needle position knob so that the "C" is under the gold line for centererd needle position. You spin the other knob, "Stitch Width", so that you have some number other than 0 i.e.{1,2,3,4,5} under that center gold line. The bigger the number the wider the zig-zag.
If there is a "button hole" knob next to the stitch length knob (these are on the right side of the machine) you want to make sure that the button hole knob is set to off because it will hijack the zig-zag settings if not off.
If this is a new to you machine you may have as tuck or jammed zig-zag mechanism which will require taking the top off and performing some cleaning and lube and such.
i have the 778 i think the only differenece is mine adds the free arm.
hth robb
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This is too simple a question to ask, but is the stitch pattern dial to the left of the dials that robb mentioned set to zig zag?
Does the machine do nothing when you move the stitch width, or do something else?
I have two different Singer Touch & Sew models, but the settings are the same.
R
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In order to properly clean and maintain the machine you will NEED a manual eventually. Why not spend the $10.00 now and save yourself a lot of grief? The manual will also be very useful for showing how various feet and functions operate.
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:Thanks for the help, unfortunately that doesn't seem to get it to zig orzag. A friend of mine got it to work a few months ago, but neither she norI remember what she did. I guess maybe it could be stuck because with allthe combinations of things that I've tried, you'd think I would have hitthe right one at least once. So should I take the top off and just startcleaning and oiling things? Or should I at least kind of know what I'mdoing? Thanks again for the help.
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:I wish I could find a stitch pattern dial, the only thing to the left is astitch tension dial, it does have pictures of straight stitch and zig-zagabove it, but all it seems to do is adjust the tension when I turn it.When I move the stitch width dial the needle goes to the right or to thecenter, I can't see too much of a difference in the stitches...
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:> Thanks for the help, unfortunately that doesn't seem to get it to zig or> zag. A friend of mine got it to work a few months ago, but neither she nor> I remember what she did. I guess maybe it could be stuck because with all> the combinations of things that I've tried, you'd think I would have hit> the right one at least once. So should I take the top off and just start> cleaning and oiling things? Or should I at least kind of know what I'm > doing? > Thanks again for the help.>
Cleaning and oiling should be your first step, not your last resort.
Getting a copy of the manual should be up there as your first or second step.
If the nylon "innards" aren't cracked or broken, and the motor is still good, the machine will sew.
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:Here's a link to a photo of the machine, I don't know if that would helpdiagnose at all. Thanks for your help everyone. [IMG]
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:> Thanks for the help, unfortunately that doesn't seem to get it to zig > or> zag. A friend of mine got it to work a few months ago, but neither she > nor> I remember what she did. I guess maybe it could be stuck because with > all> the combinations of things that I've tried, you'd think I would have > hit> the right one at least once. So should I take the top off and just > start> cleaning and oiling things? Or should I at least kind of know what I'm > doing? > Thanks again for the help.
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On top of the machine, you have the door open. Is there a cam in the machine? It's called a flexi-disc on the door, and if you have one it will have a stitch design on the top.
R
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Hmmm...I see it is already set to a stitch width of 4, but the needle looks to be dead center, when it should be over to one side with that setting. Can you move, with your fingers, the needle bar from side to side? If it doesn't move it may simply be frozen from lack of use and need a good shot of Tri Flow penetrating lubricant and some heat (via a hair dryer) to free things up (this is provided there are no cracked gears).
-Inree
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:>> Thanks for the help, unfortunately that doesn't seem to get it to zig >> or>> zag. A friend of mine got it to work a few months ago, but neither she >> nor>> I remember what she did. I guess maybe it could be stuck because with >> all>> the combinations of things that I've tried, you'd think I would have >> hit>> the right one at least once. So should I take the top off and just >> start>> cleaning and oiling things? Or should I at least kind of know what I'm >> doing? >> Thanks again for the help.> > > >>> "Lillies" >>> wrote >>> in message >>> news:5_Rwk.515$F snipped-for-privacy@textfe.usenetserver.com... >>>> For the life of me I can't figure out how to do a zig-zag on >>>> this machine, >>>> I know it's got to be simple, it is called a zig-zag model. If >>>> anyone >>>> knows the right setting, I would love it if you could describe >>>> it for me, >>>> thanks. >>>> >>>> ##-----------------------------------------------## >>>> Delivered via
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Sewing Community of the Net>>>> Web and RSS access to your favorite newsgroup ->>>> alt.sewing - 33888 messages and counting!>>>> ##-----------------------------------------------##>>>>> >>> hello, > >>> Front/center of the machine. >>> A big round clear plastic dome sticking out and words either >>> below or above says "Needle Position" and another that >>> says >>> "Stitch Width". Inside that clear plastic dome with a >>> gold >>> line >>> down the center ... you turn the needle position knob so that >>> the "C" is under the gold line for centererd needle >>> position. >>> You >>> spin the other knob, "Stitch Width", so that you have >>> some >>> number >>> other than 0 i.e. under that center gold line. The >>> bigger the number the wider the zig-zag. > >>> If there is a "button hole" knob next to the stitch >>> length >>> knob >>> (these are on the right side of the machine) you want to make >>> sure that the button hole knob is set to off because it will >>> hijack the zig-zag settings if not off. > >>> If this is a new to you machine you may have as tuck or jammed >>> zig-zag mechanism which will require taking the top off and >>> performing some cleaning and lube and such. > >>> i have the 778 i think the only differenece is mine adds the free >>> arm. > >>> hth >>> robb > > > > > > >> ------------------------------------- > > > > > >> ##-----------------------------------------------## >> Delivered via >>
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Looks like you have all the knobs in a correct zig-zag position. That needle bar ought to be doing some kind of ZZing.
I suspect something in the machine is siezed, jammed, stuck or poorly adjusted.
you could try pushing (wiggling) the needle bar to left or right (side to side) while needle bar is moving up/down and you are manually turning the handcrank ( i would remove the needle for safety and unplug the machine)
Another useful diagnostic picture would be one straight down into the hole in the top of the machine where the accessory fashion cam/disc goes (remove any accessory cams first). This is where the built in ZZ cam lives inside the machine and maybe another pic of needlebar area inside the door on the right side of the machine where you adjust the presser foot presssure.
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