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Feed dog not moving fabric forward

This machine is new to me and I have to pull the fabric through, the feed dogs move up and down but not forward to feed the fabric

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It would be a good idea to have the feed dogs checked to see why
they are not moving the fabric

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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SOURCE: My fabric won't advance.

Hi Jodyk...Remove your flatbed so you can access your bobbin area. Open the cover of the bobbin area. The shiny/bright components consist of the Bobbin, which snaps into the Shuttle Hook, which is contained in the Race. Immediately right of the Race is a pewter/matte silver colored lever. Press the lower portion of the lever to raise the Feed Dogs. Pressing the upper portion drops the Feed Dogs, and is commonly used to accomplish free-hand applique work......good luck my friend.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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SOURCE: feed dogs stuck in down position

that the feed dog lever is in the up position. When the lever is in the down position, the feed dogs will show on the top if there is no pressure on them at all. Make sure that the machine makes one complete cycle to check this. Just throwing the switch does not make them come to the surface.

If this does not work, then the feed gear is broken and you will need to take it to a mechanic.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: feed dogs dont move fabric thur

Have you changed the stitch length selector to zero ? If there is no lint trapped under the needle plate between the feed teeth, then the length selector is likely set too small,.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: needle pulls fabric down into

Chek first of all that the end of the needle has not burred over then chek the needle pkate for any damage, failing that it will mean a shop repair

Posted on Sep 09, 2011

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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.

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