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Fabric Won't Move

I checked the manual on what to do when the fabric doesn't move when I'm sewing, and it said to raise the feed dog without any explanation as to how to go about doing that.

I have a shark 361

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  • kashi girl Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. After oing 2 quilts I heard a loud "thump" and now Ithe fabric wont move either. I took everything apart and cleaned it well. I still need to try a new needle, bit I dont think that will solve it. Mine is a modle # 473.

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I don't have this machine, but any machine I've had that you can lower or raise the feed dogs had the switch in the bobbin area. Mine is on the right side when you flip down the little door. It moves up and down to move the feed dogs. good luck

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After setting up the buttonhole attachment, etc. I press start and the needle goes up and down but it does not move or make the buttonhole. How do I fix this?


Please provide a make & model of machine. We can't begin to address your problem without more information.

Check that the feed dogs are in the raised position or the fabric will not move.

Aug 03, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Material won't move? How to adjust feed dog if that is the problem


Is the feed dog raised into sewing position and not dropped as for darning? Feed dogs need to be in the raised position in order to pull the fabric through the machine.

If the stitch length is set too short, it will cause the fabric to barely move thereby causing the machine to stitch in one place.

Raise your presser foot and gently rotate the handwheel and watch the feed dogs. Do they rise when coming to the front of the machine, move toward the back of the machine, drop down below the needle plate, and move forward to the front of the machine again? If so, the feed dogs are working properly.

If the feed dogs never rise, they are in the dropped position for darning or free motion quilting when you would move the fabric manually.

If, on the other hand, the feed dogs do not move at all, then they are seized and you should probably get your machine serviced.

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My sewing machine wont RUN. The needle goes up and down but the material wont move along.


under the foot around the needle, there should be two rows of what look like teeth, these pull the material through and there will be an adjustment mechanism on the machine. Try leaving the foot up while you run the machine, you should see the teeth going up and down; if they are it is most likely just a case of setting up the amount of pull. I think it is adjusted with the wheel that sets the length of stitch.

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Just wanted to check troubleshooting ideas on the feed dogs. They seem to be engaged but not running fabric through when sewing


Check that the stitch length is set to make ~10 stitches per inch. This stitch is long enough to actually move the fabric. If the stitch length is set too short, the fabric will stay barely move and the needle will stitch almost in place.

Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. In this position, they do not rise and are, therefore, unable to contact the fabric to pull it through the machine.

With the presser foot raised and using no fabric, hand rotate the handwheel and watch if the feed dogs actually drop down below the needle plate, move toward the front of the machine, then rise above the needle plate, and move toward the back of the machine. If the feed dogs are moving in this manner, then they are functioning properly.

Is there lint or gunk stuck in the feed dogs? This will restrict the ability of the feed dogs to grip the fabric.

Are the feed dogs worn? Are the little teeth worn so there are no sharp points?

What type fabric are you using? If it is very light-weight or slick fabric, the feed dogs will have a difficult time gripping the fabric. Most machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment so that more pressure is applied between the presser foot and the feed dogs. Consult your Owner's Manual. The adjustment is usually a dial either on the left side of the machine, on the front of the machine located above the needle bar, or on vintage machines it is usually a skrew located under the top lid above the needle bar.

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The feed on my Singer 538 will not pull my fabric thru. Help appreciated.


Without fabric in your machine and with the presser foot raised, do the feed dogs move front->back? Are the feed dogs in the raised position? Is the stitch length at a 10-12 stitch per inch setting so that the fabric actually moves (try increasing the stitch length to see if it makes a difference)?

Does your machine have a presser foot pressure adjustment? If you are sewing light weight fabric, the pressure may need to increased so there is more pressure applied by the presser foot to the feed dogs. You can also try adding a strip of tear-away or wash-away stabilizer to the underside of the fabric as you stitch so the feed dogs have something to grip.

Are the tips of the feed dogs rounded? Could be worn and need replacement.

If the feed dogs are not moving, how long has it been since the machine was cleaned and oiled?

It was working now it seems to be frozen the needle part wont move

If the feed dogs remain below the needle plate, and the feed dog lever does not activate them, then perhaps something is disconnected in the feed dog mechanism. The feed dogs should rise when stitching begins.

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My machine doesn't sew. When I start sewing it seems like the material isn't moving but at the same time I see that the threads haven't connected.


check for broken drive belt that works the bottom shaft in the machine
have a sewing machine service center service it

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Feed dogs won't move


No info on the sewing machine make or model. It sounds like something is binding up, is bent, or is tangled in the machine. Look around the front and back of the sewing area for a switch to lower the feed dogs.

Good luck

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My fabric dosnt move foward or back wards with the petal or manually ..


if the fabric won't move then there is something wrong with the
feed dogs, check in the needle plate to see if you can see the feed
dogs. you should be able to see them & touch them with your finger
since they are not moving the fabric it would be a good idea to
have the machine checked
I'm putting a link for a free manual for the machine, you can check
in the manual to see if it show where the feed dog lever is on the
machine, if it doesn't show a lever, or the lever is not responding to
movement then the machine needs to be checked to see what's
wrong.
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/463_2932_esf.pdf

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I have a JukiLU562 and fabric won't move starting to sew


the feed dogs are what move the fabric thru the machine to sew it
if the feed dogs are not working, then they need to be checked
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hi! there if your feed dog does not move the fabric forward or backward,if this is so try to run machine w/o the fabric check if feed dog move on cycle,the teeth should be moving upward and downward rotation pushing action on your fabric,the teeth should come out to the plate slot of feed dog.if not adjust upward, and adjust also the presser foot of needle.if your feed dog is not moving when machine running,thre is a mechanical disengage or loosen in shuttle assymble and feeder dog mechanism they link together ubder the machine,as the shuttle move on one stroke the feeder also move also with the needle.Chesk the adjustment and link mechanism.in addition to this try to clean feed dogs by brush chips thread and fabrics sometimes stored on mechanism of feed dogs and shuttle.

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