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My new ruffling foot keeps jamming my machine

I have an old Montgomery Ward sewing machine, which continues to work well. I recently got a ruffling foot at my local Jo Ann's, and used it yesterday, It worked fairly well, though since I was ruffling lace, it did get caught in the machine a few times.

But today, it seems that every time I sew, the fork which fits over the needle shank jams up, causing my sewing machine to jam as well. I found that by taking the tension off the foot, and pushing it away from the needle, it will unjam itself for a few stitches, before locking up again.

I've tried changing the thread tension, and it does not help. If I set the foot not to ruffle, it will sew fine.


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  • cheerytheclo Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, the real issue is not the lace catching, but rather that the ruffling foot seems to be jamming my machine.

  • cheerytheclo Feb 26, 2009

    It looks like mine is, in fact, a riveted model. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    When presding foot machine jsms and the letters lo come up on the display tried tension switching off and on

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Take the foot off and check for a small burr in the area that pushes the material through. If there is a burr, it will get caught, especially on lace. The burr can be removed with a very fine abrasive stone or the emery srea from a match pack.

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  • David Shaub Feb 26, 2009

    There might be 2 screws holding the ruffle leaf in place. If you have that type, loosen the screws and move the leaf away from the needle, to the back of the slot. If you have the rivited type, take it back for a slightly different model. Fitting a new foot to an older machine can sometimes try your patience.

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