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Old 11-06-2017, 06:27 PM
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I was recently given a UHT J1277 Montgomery Ward machine. I believe it was made in the 70ís. I teach quilting and would like to use this for beginners. I cannot get the needle to move to the left. I have a feeling it is something simple, but for now it keeps hitting the plate. Any help? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:14 AM
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Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
sorry, i can't help with your machine
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:20 AM
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Welcome from Michigan! Sorry can't help with the machine either.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:57 AM
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Welcome from OHIO! Sorry I can't help with your question.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:23 AM
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welcome from se TX -- good luck with the machine
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:44 AM
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welcome - you may want to hop over to the Vintage Section and post your question there. These machines usually have pretty obvious LCR settings, but there may be a cam inside that needs to be removed, or it's simply stuck and needs more lubrication. It's also possible someone put the wrong needle plate on it.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:08 AM
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I did a quick google. There have apparently been a few threads on this site about that machine. You might want to do a search on QB.

If this is a zig zag machine, are you sure you have it set for straight stitch? I'm assuming that you want the needle in the center position.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:20 PM
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Look at your stitch width knob and see if it is in the correct position.
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