Question about Sewing Machines
The feed foot on my machine has stopped moving. It is not feeding the material through. Can I easily fix this myself?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: backward stitching
Knowing which kind of machine you have helps alot. Just guessing but maybe the reverse mechanism is stuck and needs some oil in it to free it up. Or the buttonhole mechanism is stuck in reverse part of it.
Probably you should have it looked at.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
The little white button on the lower right front of the machine is the button that drops the feed teeth. If it is pressed in the feed teeth are down, push in a lift upward to be sure it's in the "Up" position. Then look on the left side of the machine, you'll see a dial, (NOT the dial facing you as you sit in front of the machine) make sure the red dot on the dial is lined up with the red dot on the painted part of the machine.
Finally look at the dial on the front of the machine. The one with the little button in the center of it. Put it on the number 3. If your machine doesn't feed fabric after doing what I've outlined then you need to take it in for service.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
Sounds like the machine's age is causing the lubrication to get sticky.
Try changing the pattern by moving the pattern selector around.
Take out the bobbin and remove the thread and presser foot, raise the presser lever, set the pattern to zig zag, set the stitch length to maximum and run the machine at full speed. While it's running, repeatedly press the reverse lever all the way down. Run it for at least a few minutes.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
Here are a few solutions to check.
* Check your fabric to make sure it isn't caught on something.
* Check your pressure foot to make sure it's screwed tightly in place.
* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot as it may be too light or too heavy for your fabric.
* Check your feed dogs for lint. If your feed dogs are clogged with lint, they're not gripping your fabric properly. Remove your pressure foot and clean out any lint with an old toothbrush.
* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this function. They may have been inadvertently lowered.
* Check your stitch length regulator, If its set at “0” or a very small number, try switching to a longer stitch length.
* Change your needle, it may be damaged.
* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in place.
* Use a “Jean-a-ma-jig” or a “Hump-jumper”. If you've been trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try using this tool (your local fabric store should carry it). It keeps your pressure foot level as you sew over the bump and gives your feed dogs something to grip.
I hope this helps
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
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