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Thread: I need Help! with my Coronado Automatic Zigzag sewing machine

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    Hi everybody! My sewing machine quit. A friend had given me his mothers Coronado Automatic Zigzag sewing machine after she had passed away. I had never tried it but now that my machine has quit, I tried it out. I didn't get a manual with it and it is on a zigzag stitch. I have turned every knob and can't get it to sew straight. :cry: I just can't figure it out.
    Does anyone have or know about these old sewing machines.
    Here is a picture of it. If you know anything that might help, I'd love to hear from you. I did a search on the internet and can't find anything. It was made in Japan.

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    It might be that there is a cam in the top. If it is, when you remove it, it will sew straight stitch by default.

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    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf18552579.tip.html
    I found this page in google. Maybe there is some answers for you there.

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    Check stitch length and stitch width.....especially the width....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf18552579.tip.html
    I found this page in google. Maybe there is some answers for you there.
    Thank you but I had already found that site and it didn't help. I checked out the links to the right too. I also went to sewusa.com like it said but they had nothing on Coronado's. Thanks for the help though. I appreciate it.
    Marilyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Check stitch length and stitch width.....especially the width....
    I don't know which knob is which, but I turned them all. Nothing moved the needle. I'll try it again. I just turned the top knob on the right and I kind of forced it to turn. It only wanted to go from one number to the next. I turned it and when I did, it also changed the number on the front knob. I could only get the front knob to go from 1-4. I couldn't get it to go to 0, but now it did and I'm sewing straight!!! Yeah!!!

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to oil this machine? It's been "parked" for 2 or 3 years. Thanks alot for the help.
    Gotta go sew!!! Yeah!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell
    It might be that there is a cam in the top. If it is, when you remove it, it will sew straight stitch by default.
    I seem to of got it fixed for now. Thanks! I don't see a cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Hi everybody! My sewing machine quit. A friend had given me his mothers Coronado Automatic Zigzag sewing machine after she had passed away. I had never tried it but now that my machine has quit, I tried it out. I didn't get a manual with it and it is on a zigzag stitch. I have turned every knob and can't get it to sew straight. :cry: I just can't figure it out.
    Does anyone have or know about these old sewing machines.
    Here is a picture of it. If you know anything that might help, I'd love to hear from you. I did a search on the internet and can't find anything. It was made in Japan.
    the knobs.
    I'm not sure it's kind of hard to tell but the one with the redish center is more than likely the indicator for that top one and if your machine is anything like mine those are your different stitch designs,

    The small silver one on top above where the needle is should be the foot pressure knob

    the white one on flat surface of machine bed is the feed dog control
    can't tell what that tiny silver one next to the reverse lever is for but the one above lever is either stitch length or tension.

    Hope that helps and check your PM's ;)

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    Boy, does this bring back memories. My husband bought me one for our first Christmas - 1964. That machine sewed everything! If I remember right, you have to push the large button while selecting your stitch. I know this isn't much help, but it's been a while. I do remember the tension is touchy. I reupholstered a chair, made dresses and suits, etc. on that machine. It was a real workhorse. It was sold through Gamble stores. (A hardware store at the time. I don't know if there are still Gamble stores out there, however. Hopefully, another reader will know more than I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Check stitch length and stitch width.....especially the width....
    yes I agree.

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