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Feed Dogs wont move fabric on a Viking Prisma 990

The feed dogs on my viking Prisma 990 will move up and down but wont advance the fabric back, the stitch length is set and the button for dropping the feed dogs is not engaged. So they will only move up and down in place. It worked one day and I went to sew on it the next morning and this problem happened.

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The feed dogs need to be checked, they may need some type of adjustment.

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Just wanted to check troubleshooting ideas on the feed dogs. They seem to be engaged but not running fabric through when sewing


Check that the stitch length is set to make ~10 stitches per inch. This stitch is long enough to actually move the fabric. If the stitch length is set too short, the fabric will stay barely move and the needle will stitch almost in place.

Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. In this position, they do not rise and are, therefore, unable to contact the fabric to pull it through the machine.

With the presser foot raised and using no fabric, hand rotate the handwheel and watch if the feed dogs actually drop down below the needle plate, move toward the front of the machine, then rise above the needle plate, and move toward the back of the machine. If the feed dogs are moving in this manner, then they are functioning properly.

Is there lint or gunk stuck in the feed dogs? This will restrict the ability of the feed dogs to grip the fabric.

Are the feed dogs worn? Are the little teeth worn so there are no sharp points?

What type fabric are you using? If it is very light-weight or slick fabric, the feed dogs will have a difficult time gripping the fabric. Most machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment so that more pressure is applied between the presser foot and the feed dogs. Consult your Owner's Manual. The adjustment is usually a dial either on the left side of the machine, on the front of the machine located above the needle bar, or on vintage machines it is usually a skrew located under the top lid above the needle bar.

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Mar 26, 2016 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Feed dogs not pushing fabric through


Remove the needle plate and make sure there is no lint obstructing the feed dogs. If they are clear, it is usually the feed dog step motor gone bad. You should have your machine serviced by an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. You can find your nearest dealer at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us

Sep 26, 2014 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Viking emerald 116 sewing machine will not feed fabric


Look at the feed dogs (the serrated metal strips on either side of the hole the needle goes down thru). If they aren't moving when you turn the handwheel or not protruding above the sewing surface (needle plate) then 1 of 2 things has likely occurred.
#1 - your machine is equipped with at feed-dog drop selector (drops the dogs down for free-motion sewing) that you have activated (intentionally or not) or
#2 - you have enough lint debris accumlated under the sewing surface to stop the dogs from coming up properly or move all together.
Have the machine professionally serviced. A good servicing will resolve 60% of the problems that sewing machines incur. You should have the machine serviced at least every 100 hrs of sewing, more often if you use cheap thead, cheap fabric or metallic threads. All of these leave a lot of debris inside the machine.

Jan 05, 2014 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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I have an Emerald 203 When I hit the presser foot, the wheel goes round and needle moves up and down but the material does nt move


it sounds like the feed dogs are not working, if you have a manual
check and see if there is a lever to move the feed dogs up and down
and see if lever will move the feed dogs, if that lever doesn't then
the feed dogs will have to be checked.
here is a link for a manual if you don't have one
http://www.scribd.com/doc/104663888/Husqvarna-Viking-Emerald-183-203-User-Manual

Dec 14, 2012 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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I need to know how to lower the feed dogs on my Huskystar Viking E10


There is a switch on machine to raise feed dogs up/down. Remove any extension table to locate it because many of these options are located in the back of machine & hidden by table! Jimmy :)

Apr 07, 2012 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Feeding device (with "teeth") does not come up


Reengage the feed dogs by pushing the feed dog button AND manually turning the flywheel towards you through one stitch sequence, you should see them moving back above the needle plate after a stitch has been made.

Oct 10, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Have Viking 990 and feed dogs not working. Local repair man kept for over a month and then said it was the circuit board and that Viking no longer making circuit board for 990-- or, that machine can't be...


Is it that the feed dogs won't go up and down, or that you can't adjust the stitch length? If the feed dogs won't go up and down after you have released the feed dog button and cycled the handwheel one revolution, than there is a mechanical adjustment needed. I the stitch length can't be ajdusted, that It's either a circuit board of a step motor problem. The repair shop should be able to tell you that they swaped the feed motor with the zig zag motor to test this issue.

Apr 14, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Feed Dogs do not feed the fabric to sew or embroidery


You have probably inadvertantly lowered the feed dogs. Find the lever for this machine and turn it to re engage the feed dogs....

Mar 31, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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I have a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 183. I can't get it to feed fabric. The footer will move back and forth, but not up and down. So it's making stitches, but will only feed if I manually pull the fabric...


Do you have the feed dogs dropped? Check the feed dog and also the pressure on the presser foot. This knob is located at the left on the top of the machine. The normal setting is 4.

Feb 14, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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