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FEEDER FEET WILL NOT PULL FABRIC,REVERSE WORKSB

The feeder feet just go up and down not in a pulling motion

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  • Bernie Thames
    Bernie Thames May 11, 2010

    Did it ever work?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    feet are not pulling material through I have to pull on it

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I'm sorry to say that it sounds like you have a broken gear that is preventing the feed dogs from moving properly. Depending on the machine, this could be a very expensive repair.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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