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The feed dogs of my shark 801B don't go up how can I fix that

My daughter used my sewing machine. By mistake the fabric got stuck and she pulled it so hard that the feed dogs dropped and now I can not fix them. What can I do I really love this machine.

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  • Carmen Vegas Jan 29, 2013

    This is the best solution the only thing is that the screw is very difficult to reach. I guess I have to look for somebody that won't charge me too much. The sewing machine cost me less than 100.00 and in one place they wanted to charge me 75.00 I think is to much. Eventhough I love this machine is to much for me. Thank you anyway

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The machine needs to be checked to see if the feed dogs broke
or were damaged

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: feed dogs on my machine wont rise above plate

Open the door infront of the hook race assembly/bobbin carrier and check to the right of that. There is a chrome lever which engages with slots in the plastic casing. The correct position for this is as far to the left as it will go. If it is to the right furthest extent it will disengage the feed dogs. It should disengage automatically but if has not, press the lever down and slide it to the left. Good luck

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

SOURCE: Feed Dogs won't feed fabric.

I can not find the screw. does anyone have a picture of where the screw is?

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233

Pull out the removable table and you will see the drop down feed dogs switch lever behind the back of the machine. Move that lever to the left or right to have feed dogs go back to normal sewing mode OR for embroidery mode.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Sewing machine model 385.1884180, feed dog quit pulling

Sometimes there is a lot of lint build-up in the feed dog, it may want to move, but it can't because of the dust. Remove dust before you oil!

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My fabric won't feed


Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. If the feed dogs do not rise above the needleplate, they will not pull the fabric through the machine.

Feed dogs do wear (which is why one should always sew with fabric against the feed dogs--never on bare metal).

Something else that happens is that gunk builds up between the teeth of the feed dogs so that they no longer have the grip they need to move the fabric.

Another thing to check is the presser foot "pressure." A lot of sewing machines have a pressure adjustment that increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and feed dogs. (Consult your owners manual.) he pressure can be adjusted according to the type of fabric being sewn.

http://www.sewdaily.com/how-to-sew/sewing-machine-basics/the-best-kept-secret-on-your-sewing-machine

http://makeitsew.biz/presser-foot-pressure

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Sep 04, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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I have been sewing all morning. Suddenly the fabric does not feed everything is clean


Look at the feed dogs to see if they are rising above the needle plate at least 1 mm. If not rising lint may have felted between the feed dogs and the needle plate. It could also be the feed dogs have been lowered, or the height has slipped. If the feed dogs are above the needle plate turn the hand wheel and see if they are moving from the front of the machine to the back. If not it is a length adjustment. If this is normal the pressure on the fabric may be too low. Another problem may be the timing of the feed dogs. The feed dogs should rise above the needle plate when the needle leaves the fabric and descend when the needle comes down into the fabric. This requires an expert to fix.

Mar 15, 2014 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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My foot dog will not pull the fabric as I sew? I'm having to pull it manually myself .. Anyone know how to fix this problem?


How old is your machine? Can you unscrew the feed dog plate and take it apart and oil it? Sometimes if you are doing lots of quilting/sewing it gets all stuffed up with fluff inside there.

Dec 02, 2012 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Feet not feeding and thread bunching up


the presser foot or what ever foot your sewing with does not feed the
fabric,, the feed dogs in the needle plate are what moves the fabric
to be sewed, the feet only hold the fabric against feed dog so the
machine can use the needle to sew the fabric.
if the fabric is not moving then the feed dogs have to be checked
can you see the feed dogs in the needle plate area are the up or
down?
do you have a manual for the machine?
a manual help to know where the feed dog lever is, I'm sending
you a link for a manual for the machine, so you can look for the feed
dog lever, if the feed dogs are up then there is something wrong
with the feed dogs & they need to be checked.
but if the feed dogs are down then look in the manual & see where
the feed dog lever is & put it in the up position & see if that brings
the feed dogs up to the sewing position, if the feed dogs do not
come up then the feed dogs need to be checked.

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-necchi-6015.aspx

Oct 16, 2012 | Necchi 6015 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My new janome 2212 isn't feeding my fabric


ok. Never pull fabric, it will bend the needle and cause you even more problem. So stop doing that.

Look in your manual for where the feed dog switch is. It might be under the "darning" area.

Good luck

Oct 02, 2012 | Janome 2212 Sewing Machine

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What is a walkimg foot machine


A walking foot is a foot with feed dogs, or a similar fabric moving mechanism. This is useful when there are many layers of fabric or slick fabric. Then the top layer of fabric can be made to travel at the same rate as the lowest layer (the feed dogs) or an slightly different rate. Then the fabric layers will stay even for the entire length of the seam.

A walking foot sewing machine has this feature built in. Thus you don't need to adjust extra hardware to keep your fabric aligned. (On some, specific feet are needed to use the feature. However, it is easier to adjust than the separate walking foot that I have for my older Singer sewing machine.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 21, 2012 | Juki MO-644D Mechanical Sewing Machine

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What does feed dog lever do on my Elna 6005 Heirloom sewing machine? Do I need to alter it for sewing very thick fabrics/seams?


Feed dog lever should lower the feed dogs, these are the teeth that grip and move the fabric foward and backwards as the needle goes up and down, they are under the needle plate.

Only time you would lower the feed dogs is if you want to do free motion embroidery or darning perhaps.

So no, don't touch for normal seam stitching. If you are sewing very heavy fabric you may want to lessen the pressure on the presser foot a little (if your machine has this adjustment it will be a knob on top of the head above the pressure foot area).

You may find that your machine doesn't really like very thick fabrics. Sewing something like upholstery weight with a domestic machine is pretty ambitious; an industrial strength machine is best bet.

Nov 09, 2011 | Elna Heirloom Edition 6005

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I cleaned my machine, but after putting the plate back on, the feed dogs don't pull the fabric through now.


check the feed dogs to see if their up, you can see & feel them with your finger under the needle plate.
if the feed dogs are not up then somewhere in the cleaning the knob or lever got moved, go back thru what you did to find the feed dog knob,,it's always good to know where it at

Sep 07, 2011 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Yes we know . bit they are down they dont seem to be high enough up .not pulling fabric through .


Remove the needle plate and check for lint build up between the feed dog teeth. Lint will build up and prevent the feed dogs from coming up all the way. I them still don't come up high enough, then they will have to be adjusted.

Apr 25, 2011 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

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Fabric Won't Move


I don't have this machine, but any machine I've had that you can lower or raise the feed dogs had the switch in the bobbin area. Mine is on the right side when you flip down the little door. It moves up and down to move the feed dogs. good luck

Dec 29, 2008 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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