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Feed dog on 4411 won't raise

Dropped feed dog, but now won't raise after sliding knob over, lowering & raising pressure foot, testing on fabric, turning machine on/off, re/inserting bobbin etc.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: feed dogs will not raise, I have lifted the

Hello

First, lift the presser foot; next, push the feed dog lever to the raised position; finally, turn the handwheel towards you until you hear the feed dogs snap into place

If it doesn't, you will have to run a maintenance check on your feed dogs,

Unplug the machine and examine the feed dogs. The newer machines have metal feed dogs, but older models may have rubber ones, which often need replacing. Examine the feed dogs and check for damage.

Remove the throat plate, which is the covering over the feed dogs, and clean it with a soft cloth. Use a small soft brush to clean the feed dogs. Make sure to remove all lint and thread from the grooves of the teeth. Some machines have an adjustment that lowers the feed dogs for specific sewing procedures. They should be in the raised position for better viewing during the cleaning process.

Clean the area around the feed dogs with a soft brush. Compressed air is a good choice to use in the small tight areas.

Wipe down all areas with a clean, lint free cloth before replacing the throat plate.

Prepare to clean the feed dogs and all other areas that lint may accumulate on, after every project. Your sewing machine will last longer and need fewer repairs if kept clean and lint free.

Always unplug the sewing machine before any type of maintenance or cleaning.

Never use a sharp tool when cleaning the feed dogs as this may cause damage to the sewing machine.

Posted on Apr 16, 2011

Zenqi
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SOURCE: I have a Singer Stylist 513 & I cannot get the feed dogs raised.

The model 513 Singer has two gears which operate the feeding mechanism. If one of these gears is broken, the machine will run except the feed dogs will not move. This is a very common problem with this model.

Posted on Oct 07, 2011

SOURCE: Buttonhole Foot Not Feeding the Fabric

have you checked the needle to see if it may be bent or damaged
try rolling it on a flat surface
have you also cleaned under the needle plate area where the feed dogs
are, for lint or loose threads
on electronic sewing machine when doing the buttonhole,,the buttonhole lever has to be pulled down before the machine will make a buttonhole, I know mine will not make a buttonhole unless the lever is pulled down .

Posted on Jan 16, 2012

small6363
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SOURCE: Singer Stylist 7258 will only sew backwards and is only making holes...no stitches!

this link is for the manual go to page 32 ,it sounds like you have it on button hole stitch witch goes in revers, you need to press button hole off switch.
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/617_7258-instruction-manual.pdf

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

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SOURCE: CE-250 FUTURA FABRIC WONT FEED THROUGH

I'm confused by what you mean, but have you raised the presser foot to put the fabric in first? (There's a lever in the back) Also, if you are using it in embroidery mode, you can use your finger to lift the presser foot even farther if you've already lifted it by the lever.) I'm sorry if this doesn't answer your question, I'm just not sure what you mean...

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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Are the feed dogs actually raising, moving, and dropping (raise the presser foot and hand-rotate the handwheel and watch how the feed dogs are moving)? If not, check to see if the stitch length is set well above the zero (which means it sews in place)? Perhaps the presser foot pressure is set too firm and is preventing the fabric from moving under the foot.

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I have a Singer 4411 and the feed dogs lower/raise switch appears to be disengaged. Has anyone seen this on the heavy duty models? Best, Jordan


Well that can be deceiving, and here's why. Once you lower the feed dogs, when you want to raise them up again, they won't just go up. You have to turn the hand wheel TOWARDS you (ALWAYS towards you) several times, and you will then eventually hear a click.

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Is your machine mechanical? If so, sounds like the feed dogs are stuck in the lowered position. Needs good cleaning and oiling.

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the feed dogs are the saw toothed piece under the press foot
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The feed dog can be lowered with the drop-feed lever for sewing on buttons etc.
  • Shift the drop-feed lever to the right to lower the feed dog.
  • Shift the lever to the left to raise the feed dog, it will return to the up position when the machine is started.

NOTE:The feed dog should be in the up position for regular sewing. Turn the handwheel toward you to check if the feed dog comes up after setting the lever in the up position


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My feed dogs will not pull my material through.


Check to be sure you have not inadvertently dropped the feed dogs on your machine. Dropped feed dogs are used for 'darning' or 'free motion quilting.' Below is info from Troubleshooting Manual:

Fabric does not feed through the machine
The feed dogs are lowered. Use the feed dog position switch to raise the feed dogs. 81
The stitches are too close together. Lengthen the stitch length. 42
The wrong presser foot was used. Attach the correct presser foot. 179
The needle is bent or blunt. Replace the needle with a new one. 34
The thread is tangled. Use scissors, etc., to cut the tangled thread and remove it from the race, etc.

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Perhaps you accidently moved the switch that enables free hand embroidery? It's up and under next to the pressor foot lever. Slides forward and backward. Forward the pressor foot will go all the way down to the feed dogs. Slid back and it keeps the foot up off the feed dogs but allows the thread tension to work properly. It would be easy to accidently move it when operating the pressor foot raise/lower lever.

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Material doesnot move forward when stitching


there is a couple of things to check:

What stitch length have you got the machine set to? Should be 2.5 for a normal straight stitch - how you set this will depend on the make and model but most machines have some way to adjust the stitch length and width.

Or are the feed dogs lowered? this is sometimes a slide or button on the front base of the machine, sometimes a slide at the back of the free arm, again, it varies between machines. You may need to refer to your machine's manual to establish how this is controlled - you lower feed dogs for things like free motion embroidery so if your machine is computerised with lots of stitches it may even make this adjustment automatically when you choose a free motion embroidery stitch. If that is the case then changing it back to regular straight stitch should return the feed dogs to normal function.

If you raise the pressure foot, and manually turn the flywheel towards you through a couple of stitch sequences can you see the feed dogs raising and falling? If you can't see this happening at all and you are sure that the feed dogs are engaged then it is possible a drive gear in the free arm has failed in which case, you'll need to take the machine to a serviceman.

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