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Walking foot jumps and jerkd around while sewing

While seWing the walking foot suddenly lifts upward and jerks around sometimes moving the fabric to the left.

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SOURCE: Needle doesn't line up

With the pattern dial set on the straight stitch, you can align the needle by turning the width dial and setting it to about 2.5 ( so that the needle will stay in the center).

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: The presser foot came off Brothers sewing machine

position the foot under the shaft making sure the horizontal pin on the foot is in line with the horizontal groove on the end of presser foot fitting on the shaft. Lower the pressor foot arm and it should snap right on. If not, press it up manually. the directions should be in your manual. If you don't have your manual, you can get it online at www.brother-usa.com

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother Super Galaxie 2100 - Feed dogs will not lift

Remove needleplate and clean out the built up lint between the teeth of the feeddogs.
When moveng from Feed Down to Up, rotate handwheel one revolution to re-engage.
If neither is a problem and your manual is of no assistance, take it to a service centre to check it out and quote.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: its like it is getting tangled in bobbin casing

loopy on bottom means upper threading or tension is wrong

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine XL 5500 settings

Your bobbin is probably too loose. When you set a new bobbin, stop every now and then and try with your fingers nail if it's nice and tight enough. Not extremely tight, but tight, not loose and moves easily when you set your finger between the threads.

With most fabrics (99%) the plate is fine at the the top position, just with very thick and "fragile" (satins etc) you might need to adjust it.

Settings: Tightest tension for the thinnest materials, more loose for the thicker ones, better have a test piece, it rarely goes under 5 anyway.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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Walking foot not walking.


Most people don't realize that the moving parts of a walking foot could use some periodic lube. Take the foot off and manipulate it with your fingers and see where metal parts move against metal parts and apply a small drop of good quality sewing machine oil or Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube (if you have it). Make sure to wipe off any excess oil and test it again on a piece of scrap fabric.

If oil doesn't help, it could be that the walking foot has been damaged.

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I have an Elna Junior Club sewing machine and I am sewing Lycra and using the number 14 stretch stich. It just loops and bunches up underneath even though I have set everything as instructed.


Did you pre-wash the fabric? Sometimes the finish applied at the factory causes problems. Also, be sure to use a ball point needle on knit fabric. Sometimes, using a walking foot, teflon foot, or roller foot will help the fabric move smoother through the machine. It could be that your machine is experiencing a problem with the back-n-forth movement of the stretch stitch. Otherwise, here are more guidelines to review:

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What is a walking foot and what does it look like,please


There is a "fork" or straight bar on the needle-screw side of the foot that wraps around or sets on top of the needle screw. This fork/bar moves with the needle and causes the foot to pull fabric through the top, much like the feed dogs underneath.

Be sure you get a walking foot that will work on your machine!

When installing the foot, it helps to raise the presser foot bar as far up as it will go and that the foot is tilted slightly to slip in on. If you have a knee-lift bar, using it to lift the presser bar will sometimes give you just what you need to get it on. Do NOT bend the walking foot to put it on.

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HV sapphire 930 not feeding properly


When stitching together a quilt sandwich, it is recommended to use a walking foot on your machine. The walking foot moves the upper fabric in conjunction with the feed dogs. Sometimes, if the quilt sandwich is not too thick, a roller foot can also help but may not be sufficient for a quilt sandwich.
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You may also check the presser foot pressure on your machine. This regulates the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and the feed dogs. If the pressure is too strong, it will tend to push the upper layers of fabric, creating a bubble look. If the pressure is too loose, there is not enough pressure for the feed dogs to physically pull entire quilt sandwich under the presser foot.
(The pressure is adjustable depending on the types of fabric and thicknesses being sewn.)
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Why doesn't walking mechanism work?


if the pressor foot anvil doesn't move up and down /back/forth , the machine might be in "DARNING " mode this is usually a small button in the bobbin area , but some machines have them on the back of cabinet as well

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Stitch length bunches up using walking foot on quilt sandwich


sounds as if your bobbin is getting caught up not feeding right , also had some luck in past adding clear tape to cover serrated foot for finer fabrics and things like real silks and such but it has to be replaced a lot

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Hm, just guessing here.

Have you checked to make sure the walking foot (u-shaped) bar is still attached to the needle bar? Are the feed dogs still in the up position and operating like they should?

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Something else that I've run across in my sewing adventures is that walking feet need periodic oiling to keep them operating. Just manipulate the walking foot with your hands and watch where there are moving joints. Then apply a small drop of good quality sewing machine oil to each joint. Work it in and then wipe off the excess so it won't stain your fabric.

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What is a walkimg foot machine


A walking foot is a foot with feed dogs, or a similar fabric moving mechanism. This is useful when there are many layers of fabric or slick fabric. Then the top layer of fabric can be made to travel at the same rate as the lowest layer (the feed dogs) or an slightly different rate. Then the fabric layers will stay even for the entire length of the seam.

A walking foot sewing machine has this feature built in. Thus you don't need to adjust extra hardware to keep your fabric aligned. (On some, specific feet are needed to use the feature. However, it is easier to adjust than the separate walking foot that I have for my older Singer sewing machine.)

I hope this helps.

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I have a Singer 401 A sewing machine. Nylon material will not move across the foot plate when I am sewing. The tension of the foot seems good. It was working then all of a sudden it stopped moving. I...


By saying the tension of the foot is good I take it you mean the pressure is set good. Maybe add more pressure. Are you sure that the lever on the bottom right is set for sewing and not darning which raises the needle plate above the feeddogs? Sure that your feed dogs are moving well at the stitch length set. With slippery fabrics you may need to try a different type of foot. There are some plastic or teflon coated ones that will not stick to or hold the material back. Or try a Walking Foot or Even Feed foot which will move the top of the fabric evenly with the bottom.
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