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Thread: Sewing machine has mind of it's own.

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    I have an 13+ year old hand me down kenmore machine.
    I put it on zig zag to practice satin stitching... which wasn't turning out well and not entierely my fault, I think my machine is screwy.

    So today, I switch it back to straight stitch, go to sew and BAM, broke the needle. The thing was still zig zagging, even thought I'd turned the dial to straight stitch. I had to monkey with the dial back and forth a few times and it finally started sewing straight when I set it to straight.

    Weird.

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    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
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    Sounds like your machine to go into the shop. Good luck.

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    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
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    Deflinately time for a little work on your machine. It is hard to be without it, I know, but it is so much fun to sew on a newly cleaned and fixed up one.

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    Yup, sounds like it needs a bit of a tune-up.

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Yep, your machine sounds like it could be sick :cry:

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    Tune-up time sounds like it is in your future.

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    :cry: Well, that just stinks. Don't really have the cash now for that. Guess I'll just leave it on straight stitching and work with that.

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    Murphy's Law for Sewing Machines: They don't get sick until a month before Christmas when you need them the most.... :wink:

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