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Singer 319w zig zag is not zig zagging

Old 09-14-2019, 10:04 AM
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Default Singer 319w zig zag is not zig zagging

Hi everyone, excuse me if this has been discussed, I tried to find out if it had but was not able to.
But I have recently gotten into sewing, mostly camping gear. But I got a singer 319 w. For some reason the zig zag stitches don't work. I have adjusted the stitch width and stuff. But what it seems like is that when I select the stitch I want, the part that is supposed to ride along the disc as it sounds does not follow the up and down of the discs. It only hits the tops of the discs which causes it to move just slightly instead of within the full range that it should. Is there a spring somewhere that drives that? Or something I am just missing? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:57 PM
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Welcome, Tank.

Something needs to be adjusted. I know on my Japanese "Miracle" I had to adjust a screw to get it to follow the cams correctly. I really haven't sewn much with my 319 so don't know how the adjustment is made on them. Perhaps https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...t162425-7.html might have something about adjusting this machine.

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Old 09-23-2019, 03:42 AM
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Is there dried up oil in there somewhere? Rust? Before I adjust anything I make sure it moves freely.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:58 AM
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I don't have one close, but I will echo miriam. Look at the piece that should follow the cam and oil the pivot points or slides and bits back to the controller if you can get that far.
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It could be a part missing on the ZZ controller or a dried oil stuck piece anywhere on the machine that ZZ’s. Does it move at all? Or does it move but not ZZ?
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yes, does it sew straight stitches?
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I never adjust anything on a machine until Iím pretty sure it is adequately cleaned and oiled. If it has set a long time that oil can be pretty dry. It only takes a tiny bit of dried up oil to foul up the machines. There can be a smidge of rust somewhere. Yes, make sure it does a straight stitch before you worry about ZZ stitches.

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Old 09-24-2019, 08:13 AM
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if you are on facebook, there is a group specific to this machine - they will be able to help you. Singer Swing Needle Sewing Machines - Models 206, 306, 319, and 320 is the name of the group.
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