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The fabric doesn't move forward.

My machine was working fine.... Suddenly, while sewing the cloth stopped moving ahead. I checked the threading, the bobbin etc. I guess, the metal zig-zag teeth (which are just below the needle) are not pushing the cloth. Now when I start the machine, the needle keeps going up and down on the same spot on the cloth. I don't know what could go wrong....just few minutes back the machine was fine. I have the same problem, the zig zag will not move forward.

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    Same exact thing

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    Track is to low and will not move cloth forward.

  • keldaugherty Nov 19, 2008

    same problem, the feed dogs don't pull the fabric through.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Last time I used my machine it worked fine and now the feed dogs aren't visable and won't pull the fabric through.

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Hi,

What is the length set at?

Are the feed dogs visible at the needle plate?

What does the design look like in the pattern box?

Have you tried it on the straight stitch to see if is effected also?

Bonnie

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • Jimmie Sill Aug 10, 2016

    Sometimes thin material doesn't move very well. Try to adjust the foot pressure to a lower level.

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