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Dog feeds not working

My machine works, but doesn't push the material thru as its sewing, just sews in one spot.

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Check the feeddog to see if there in the up position, you'll be able to see & feel the feeddog teeth with your fingers,, but if you can't feel them the check the feeddog knob or lever.
if the lever is in the up position & you can't move the lever or if you can move the lever up or down & the feeddogs don't move there position
then it's possible that there's something wrong with them & the machine will have to be serviced

Posted on Feb 07, 2012

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SOURCE: sewing machine only sews backwards

Make sure that the machine is in straight stitch forward and the stitch length is the highest level that it can go. If that doesn't make it go forward, you will have to use the old hair dryer trick. Take the top lid of the machine off and heat the inside with a heated hairdryer. Work the stitch length and the reverse until it frees up.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: backward stitching

Knowing which kind of machine you have helps alot. Just guessing but maybe the reverse mechanism is stuck and needs some oil in it to free it up. Or the buttonhole mechanism is stuck in reverse part of it.
Probably you should have it looked at.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Feed Dog problem

I listened to all that...and none of it worked...so I took the plate off and gave it a good clean. Still nothing. If your machine's a bit old like mine or tends to get stuck...physically lift up the feed dog with your fingernail or a flat screw driver or something (once the plate is off), then push the feed dog lever across and release the feed dog. It should hold in place if nothing else has worked...woo!!! :)

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: The feed dog is not grabbing the material or the

The little white button on the lower right front of the machine is the button that drops the feed teeth. If it is pressed in the feed teeth are down, push in a lift upward to be sure it's in the "Up" position. Then look on the left side of the machine, you'll see a dial, (NOT the dial facing you as you sit in front of the machine) make sure the red dot on the dial is lined up with the red dot on the painted part of the machine.
Finally look at the dial on the front of the machine. The one with the little button in the center of it. Put it on the number 3. If your machine doesn't feed fabric after doing what I've outlined then you need to take it in for service.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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SOURCE: The dog feed stuck in the downward position.

When you set the switch for the feed dogs to be in the up position, turn the handwheel 1 complete revolution and they should come up.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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check in the needle plate area to see if the feed dogs are up,,you be able to see them & touch them with your fingers.
if you can see & feel them, then check the manual for where the feed dog lever is & move it to the opposite position, & then if that doesn't make the machine sew better then it will have to be fixed at a repair shop

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