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Kenmore Sewing Machine Model #158.18032

The feed dogs cannot be lowered on my Kenmore Sewing Machine Model #158.18032

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You probably have a bind in the feed dog mechanism. If you can remove the covers and manually force them down you will see the hinge points that need to be oiled.
Unplug first!
Good luck.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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How do I lower the feed dogs on this machine


Joyce, Some machines do not have adjustable feed dogs. Do a Google search your make and model# manual or how to lower feed dogs. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Probably it is the spring loaded cam on the lower shaft not moving as it is bound up. The feed drop lever pushes it to the left to lower the feed dogs, but it has to spring back on its own after you move the lever back.
If you can remove the lower free arm cover you may be able to work it loose. Do not use 3 in 1 oil as it is gummy. Better to get Lilly white sewing machine oil.
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