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It doesn't look like your machine has the ability to increase the pressure on the presser foot.

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The pressure foot pressure is not feeding the fabric. I have adjusted the tension but still not feeding the fabric. What else can I do?

Tension does not affect the ability of the machine to feed fabric, except in extreme cases perhaps when tension is too tight.

You probably need to adjust the presser foot pressure of your machine. Lighter weight fabric is more difficult to feed, therefore the pressure needs to be increased. (Heavy weight fabric will sometimes push the upper layer of fabric in front of the presser foot, therefore less pressure is required.) Even so, very fine slick fabric (silk, satin, chiffon) sometimes still needs additional help. In such cases, a roller foot, teflon foot, or walking foot may be beneficial. There is also the possibility that the feed dog teeth have been worn so they do not grip the fabric like they should. (Avoid running the machine without fabric between the presser foot and feed dogs to protect the feed dogs from unnecessary wear.) If they are worn, usually they can be replaced.

Another possibility is that the feed dogs do not raise as high as they should. This would most likely require a technician's assistance.

Um, as an additional thought, make sure the presser foot surface is smooth. Any rough surface (nicks, rust, etc) will restrict the fabric's ability to move.

Jan 30, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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My machine has stopped feeding the fabric trough.I have cleaned and oiled it but it seems the pressure foot is too tight

Most sewing machines have a pressure adjustment on the presser foot. Depending on your make/model machine, it could be a dial around the top left of the machine, a push button on the top (push down on the outer ring to release it), or even a screw at the top of the presser foot bar (may be under the top cover).


Dec 05, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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The feed bar or the pressure foot are not tight enough to feed the fabric

Consult your owner's manual. A lot of machines (even vintage) have a pressure setting for the needle bar. On old machines it is frequently a screw at the very top of the needle bar. Basically, it applies pressure to a spring in the needle bar mechanism that applies more pressure to the presser foot. Newer machines will sometimes have a pressure dial.


Nov 16, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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The feed is not pushing the fabric through right. It gets stopped at the very least thickness

-Need more tension. (More pressure) Any adjustment on the foot?
If so. tight it more.

Good Luck

Mai Lor

Jul 08, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Singer SM MN 93234--pressure foot lifter won't stay lifted, falls down. What to do?

sorry can't help you there may be you need it check by a sewing machine mechanic may be a screw is lose and need to be tight.

Apr 14, 2014 | Singer 7422

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Want to sew quilt, how do I loosen pressure foot to sew thicker material

First please choose the fabric correct size needle and adjust the stitch regulator otherwise then loosen pressure foot.

Jan 08, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Edge of fabric shows ripples, balanced stitch though both threads look tight

I would ease up on the pressure, and use a teflon foot or a walking (or even feed, same thing) to sew it.

Jan 27, 2018 | Sewing Machines

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The arm that puts the pressure foot up and down isn't working. It goes up but the pressure foot doesn't go all the way down to hold the material tight. Thank You

Hmm could be a few things... Make sure you have plenty of foot pressure on and its not setup for free hand darning. If the machine has been idle for some time give it a good oiling. The next stage involves an engineer.

Dec 12, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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The top spool of thread jams tight when I pull the

It sounds like the tension setting is too tight. The tension mechanism consists of two metal disks; the thread runs between these disks. When the pressure foot is down, the disks come together, trapping the thread between them. When the pressure foot is up, the disks separate and the thread can flow freely. (BTW, this is why you adjust the tension with the pressure foot down.)

Take a look at your tension setting and try loosening it. That should resolve the problem.

Let me know if this helps, ok?


Jan 27, 2010 | Janome Sewing Machines

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The pressure foot will not run the machine you have to push very hard the the machine goes very fast.

meed a little more info, make sure the pressure foot is in the down position,

what do you mean you have to push very hard, are you pushing on the fabric to fo under the needle,

if the presure foot is down, check the manual on how to adjust the pressure it may be to tight and need to loosen it

Aug 27, 2009 | Brother LS-1520 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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