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Raising and Lowering the feed dog on Janome 4900 MC

I have lowered my feed dog on the Janome 4900MC and now I want to raise it back up for normal sewing. I pushed the dog feed switch made to raise it, turn the handwheel towards me and it still will not go up. I have read the instructions and it is still not working. Am I missing a step??
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  • gsnell8 Apr 17, 2009

    Have the same problem on a brand new (demo) machine. Will try your solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Feed dogs

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These machines are known to have this problem. The feed lift cam has a groove worn in it that won't allow the feed dogs to come back up. It is on the lower shaft and needs to be replaced. You can get the feed dogs back up by taking off the needle plate and lifting them up manually while turning the hand wheel. They should stay up until you drop them again.
Some people will not replace the cam and live with it.
good luck!

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Actually, I just worked it out! How embarassing - I still had my stitch length set to zero. Ooops!

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

  • Arrietty Sep 02, 2012

    You are totally awesome, you've just solved my problem *blushes*

  • Karen Kelly
    Karen Kelly Feb 17, 2013

    mine too how embarrassing lmao

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