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Singer advance Seems to be too much space under the presser food. Fabric slides all over, doesn't feed properly.

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Check the feed dogs are in the right spot, when they move they should be just above the needle plate. If they aren't then your feed dogs are disengaged and you need to push the button or leaver that re-engages them. If the feed dogs are in the right place then you may have the wrong presser foot on the machine and will need to change the presser foot to one with a slightly longer shank.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

Testimonial: "The feed dogs do not go up and down. there's a plate that covers them for free-motion sewing. the presser foot is the one that came with the machine. Thanks for your input. I wish it could be the solution!"

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Even on the raised setting, the feed dogs won't move the thinnest summer weight fabric. Does anyone know how to fix this problem on the Singer Model #7426?


Could be the presser foot is not applying enough pressure to the feed dogs. Check your owner manual for instructions on increasing the presser foot pressure. Could also be that the feed dog height needs to be adjusted or their teeth are worn (do not run the machine without fabric between the presser foot and feed dogs).

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Singer touch tronic 2000 feed dog will not advance fabric


Confirm the feed dogs are raised. Make sure the feed dog teeth, area under the needle plate and the bobbin area are clean of any debris, thread, or buildup. Some machines also have a presser foot pressure adjustment that increases the pressure the presser foot applies to the feed dogs. The feed dogs could be worn (never run the sewing machine without fabric between the presser foot & feed dogs).

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/508740/Singer-Athena-2000.html

Or, the machine has not had a thorough cleaning and oiling recently and the feed dogs are sticking from old oil.

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Fabric not advancing


Make sure the feed dogs are not in the dropped position (for darning).

If it is very light-weight fabric, most machines will have a presser foot pressure adjustment that will increase the presser foot's pressure on the feed dogs, thus pulling the fabric through better.

Make sure the feed dogs are clean--no debris stuck between the teeth, under the feed dogs, or around the bobbin case. If it is an older machine that has been used a lot, the feed dogs could be worn down and need replacement or adjustment. (Do not run the machine with the presser foot directly on the feed dogs. This will cause excessive wear to the feed dogs and the presser foot.)

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Why do i find that when free sewing the cloth will not move freely?


If you are talking about being able to move the fabric freely with your hand, you need to drop the feed dogs and install a darning foot. The darning foot is just a smidgen shorter than the standard presser foot so it does not rest on the feed dogs or the needleplate. The extra space allows you to manipulate the fabric without feed dogs.

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Not feeding material.


Tension generally does not affect the feed unless it is way too tight. Most reasons for fabric not advancing under the presser foot is that the feed dogs have been dropped for darning. If the feed dogs are operating properly, as the handwheel turns the feed dogs should rise above the plate, move toward the back of the machine pulling the fabric, drop down, come forward and rise again.

The other possibility is that the presser foot pressure has been released so the presser foot is not holding the fabric down on the feed dogs. Some machines have a spring-loaded knob on the top of the machine, a dial, or something to adjust the amount of pressure the foot applies. Consult your owner's manual.

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Aug 10, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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No knob to adjust presser foot pressure. Space between feed dogs & presser foot is too tight to pull a piece of fabric out with foot down. Diagonal seams get pushed out.


You should not be able to pull fabric from the machine when the presser foot is down. The presser foot should always be raised before removing the fabric.

Are you trying to darn or quilt something without the feed dogs activated? If so, there are special presser feet for that purpose that are shorter in height (ie darning foot) which allow more space between the presser foot and the stitch plate so the fabric can be moved freely.

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Someone left a virtually NEW Singer Quantum LE, Model SX, sewing machine in the garage of the house we bought (Everything looks to be in pristine condition, even the needle pack is unopened). I am trying...


Oh, lucky you! I'm envious!

No, the stitch length will not have any effect on the feed dog, ever. Check the instructions for raising and lowering the feed dog. I believe on your model, you need to remove the sewing table arm (the manual will show you how) and the control should be on the lower left hand side. What probably happened is that the person who used it last was doing embroidery with the machine. You leave the feed dog down when doing embroidery and let the embroidery arm direct the fabric and embroidery hoop. Thus, you have to raise the feed dog again to go back to regular stitching.

I have a different Singer embroidery machine than your model, but they are similar. If you need more help, let me know. I'll upload pictures or a video showing you what I have to do. But the manual should get you through it quite well.

Happy sewing, and learn about embroidery. Do some google searches and check out some sewing magazines on machine embroidery. You have a goldmine at your disposal that will do gorgeous work on embellishing your clothes, home decor, all kinds of things. There are a lot of beautiful designs not just to buy, but free downloads as well. Learn about the machine and what it can do. You're a lucky woman-that machine sells for over $1000, I believe!

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I have a singer model #2932 It will not advance the fabric, just keeps sewing in the same place


I've been sewing since I was six (with mom's help), but all sewing machines are basically the same. The feed dog, which is what advances the fabric is most likely not moving. If you look at the area just under the presser foot & needle you'll see little "teeth". This is the feed dog. Take the thread out of the needle and run the machine without any fabric. Watch those teeth. They should rise & lower into the base. If they don't move when the foot pedal is pressed, then that is your problem and you'll need to take it to a repair shop. Good luck.

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Why would my Singer 6235 not feed the fabic:


h! there,
fabric moves forward when machine run due to movement of feed dogs,feed dog has a teeth, when your foot presser goes down attached to fabrics the pressure hold the fabric between pressure foot and feed dogs that why when machine run feed dogs pushed fabric when recieved stitch.try to check adjustment of feed dogs it maybe set at rest or neutral.reset it to upward towards needle.check also bobbins thread if accumulation was build up under feed dogs.regard and have a nice day.

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