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The feeder plate isn't working. how do I fix?

The feeder moves forward and back but does not rise up to move material.

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Here is a link for a free manual see if it has the information in it
about the feed dogs, some machine have a lever to adjust the
feeddogs and some don't

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/864_white-970,972,979-x-.pdf

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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SOURCE: teeth do not move material forward when sewing

the problem is the feed dog is in the wrong position,, in the operation manual it should tell where the feed dog is on that sewing machine, & what position it's suppose to be in to sew normally

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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