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Feed dogs are to low to move fabric. the button on the right side is supposed to raise & lower them I think but it does nothing. Any ideas? thanks!

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Your machine needs servicing. The feeddog mechanism is stuck most likely from lint or dirt in it. Pop off the needle plate and clean good there and inside the door to the bobbincase area. The mechanism is inside that door to the right an inch or so. Covers have to be removed to clean this properly. The height adjustment is inside in that same area also. Time for servicing.
Hope the top just needs a good cleaning. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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According to the manual, your machine does not have the capability to drop/raise the feed dogs. Instead, there is a cover plate that is installed over the feed dogs when performing darning or free motion quilting.

Check that your stitch length is set high enough to actually move the fabric. Some machines also have a presser foot pressure adjustment that will increase or decrease the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and the feed dogs. If your machine has this adjustment, it may help to increase the pressure so the fabric will move better. Another thing to check is whether you are using the correct presser foot that will actually rest on the feed dogs.

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