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Brother vx 1120 Feeddog trouble

My fabric is staying in place and only moves if i push it. The feed dog seems to be moving up and down a little but not back and forth. I opened it up and cleaned it good because it had been sitting for several years without use. It had alot of lint and dust..... Please help.

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  • Angiemo3 Oct 27, 2008

    Turns out the feed dog was too low, but then my thread kept breaking.......low and behold the tention dial has a piece broke off and I can't use it after all. Thanks though.

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Have you tried the feed dog switch? If it hasn't been used for several years, a trip to a service man would do it the world of good, and he would be able to fix your problem too.

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