I have taken my whole bottom assembly apart trying to get the feed dogs to raise up. I switched them down to do some embroidery, and now they will not raise up again for regular sewing. I've tried the tricks I have seen online about using a screwdriver to hold them up while I turn the wheel towards me, and the steps singer describes on their site as well. I've read about a screw that might need to be adjusted, but I am not sure where that would be. Is it on top of the feed dog assembly? And help would be GREATLY appreciated, as it seems like it will cost me as much to take my machine in as it would to buy a new one. And it's silly to me that I wouldn't be able to adjust the feed dogs down when I want to.
Dear strawberree - have you removed the flat bed, leaving free arm? the control for the feed dogs is on the bottom facing you. the left button drops them and the arrow, dial thingy on the right brings them up. please tell me where i can get a cheep izek. my gameboy and software were stolen in a home invasion. i can only straight sew now. tks, good luck.
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The problem you've explained isn't totally clear. I'll try to give help on your problem.
On embroidery machines the feed dogs are suppose to be down while operating in the embroidery mode.
When you change programs to embroidery the sewing machine recognizes this mode and automatically makes the feed dogs go into the down position.
If you are attempting to operate embroidery and your feed dogs don't go under the plate then: Try the switch that is under the storage unit and switch it to free arm.
Have you tried sewing with the machine after setting feed dogs to up position. You may already realise but it takes a full revolution of the machine to engage and raise the feed dogs after setting the feed lift control to up (the feed dods will drop as soon as you adjust the feed lift control but will not raise until a full revolution of the stitching mechanism).
If you have already tried this unsuccessfully try removing the cover below the feed dogs and spray lubricant on the feed linkages and try freeing them.
On a Bernina 1130 the power on-off knob and the feed dog raise and lower knob look similar and are next to each other on the end of the machine, making it easy to lower the dog assembly entirely, without realizing it. Make sure you didn't accidentally lower the entire feed dog assembly by turning the feed dog knob: you can tell as you turn it if the dogs are up or down. On the Bernina 1130 the knob, like the power should be in the horizontal position to be working both feed and power.
Here are some common reasons that the fabric won't feed: 1. Stitch length is set to zero, or machine is in button hole setting 2. Feed dogs are dropped (free motion setting) 3. Broken gears (typically in old singers) 4. Presser bar not coming down - may be bound up. 5. Lots of lint under the needle plate (in between the feed dogs) preventing feed dogs from raising.
There is a screw behind the feed dog with a plastic nut ,you need to loosen the nut and move the screw up or down and retighten where needed,,,,,,,,,also there is a plastic support under that screw that could have come out of place ,which means you will have to open the machine to reinstall it.
I was having trouble with this too, but found more help online...you have to switch the dog feed back to 'up'....then turn the needle wheel toward you....the feed dog should snap back into place :) Hope this helps :D
I have the same problem...this is a work around, not a fix.
You need a small flat-head screwdriver.
1. Remove the clear bobbin cover.
2. Make sure the feed dog switch is in the DOWN position.
3. Slide the screwdriver under the feeddogs from inside the bobbin area & lift the feed dogs.
4. While holding the feed dogs in the up position, return the feed dog knob to the up position.
You have to do this every time you put the feed dogs down...bummer, but I can find no broken part or adjustment that corrects this. If it's inside the machine body, I don't mess with it... I did take off the bottom plate in the feed dog area..one screw holds it.... there is nothing there to indicate a problem.