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Even feed foot not feeding evenly

When I use the even feed foot for qulting, it bunches up as though I'm just using the regular foot. I purchased a new even feed foot, but the probem remains, so I'm sure it's the machine. It has worked fine in the past. Also, the reverse does not work. It just stitches in place when I hold down the reverse lever. The stitch width seems to be off just a little as well. I have to set it on 8 to get 12 stitches per inch. I recently had the gears replaced, everything worked fine until then. Oh, its a Singer 758 Touch and Sew.
Thanks, Amy

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actually singer has pretty good cust support and answer questions rapidly.
(after all they want us to keep buying their products!)

I hope this helps!
Good Luck and Happy sewing!

Posted on Jan 25, 2009


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I hope these images will assist in showing how the fitting should look.

This is the Normal - WRONG - foot to compare:


This is the CORRECT Foot:


From the Janome Accessories Guide:

"The even feed foot walks over fabric to assist with smooth feeding. Fabric can be sewn without puckering as the fabric is gripped and fed by both the upper and lower feed dogs. This foot has been specially designed for durability and to work at the high speeds of the 1600 series.

Part Number - 767-403-016"

If you need a larger image or you want any more help with this, just drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at

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