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Feed dog died

My machine has had very little use in the 1 year I have owned it, purchased brand new. Today, as I was sewing my daughter's costume, the feed dog just stopped working! It was working fine, then it stopped. It is also "growling" when I begin to sew. I took apart and cleaned under the bobbin case and it is still not working. What else can I try?

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Sounds like a gears problem. Take it in for service

Posted on Nov 12, 2012

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SOURCE: Feed Dogs, Thread Tangle

Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.

I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at robbie1949@comcast.net for more information.

Thanks!

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Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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Check for lint buildup between the feeddog teeth, will look like felt pads.....remove it !.........this little housekeeping should be done regularly......also ensure the correct stitch length is selected, not set at zero (OK, unlikely, but can happen !!)

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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SOURCE: bobbin case case keeps jamming

I am having somewhat the same problem with the exception that my needle did not break. I've cleaned and oil, but the bobbin case and projection positioned spring is not communicating to allow sewing to continue. The thread keeps jamming and the bobbin raises up the plate. So, what else am I to do?

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Not picking up the Bobbin thread

I cleaned the machine good with canned air, oiled it. I took out the bobbin case and cleaned it good also. I then noticed the tension screw on the bobbin case was loose, tightened it and the problem was fixed.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Bobbin Case Popping Out

Hello i have singer 7422 for several month it was working fine until i notice the bobbin thread is not pulling up by needle.when i called the siger customer service they told me my sewing machine is out of time ,so any one had same problem with there sewing machine or can tell me how i can fix my wife sewing machine.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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