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Feed Dog is not working?

The Feed Dog is not moving the fabric through when I put the presser foot down. Even though all threads bobbins etc.. are connected correctily.

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Not sure if this model has a Feed Dog switch. May be located in area covered by storage portion of sewing bed. May be located on back side of freearm area will be indicated by multiple triangles near the switch.
Cheers,
Kelly
San Diego, CA
Embroidery Services

Posted on Jun 16, 2014

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SOURCE: fabric pulls down into bobbin area

Increase your top tension, from 2 to 4, or from 5 to 6. Also check if there is no fluff or cotton in the top tension blades, preventing them from closing properly. Do this by lifting the presser foot and decrease the top tension to zero. This open the blades and allows you to inspect them. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: feed dog wont feed the fabric

Remove the needleplate and clean between the teeth of the feeddogs.
Ensure the feeddogs are not lowered for free motion sewing.
Don't know the make/model to be any more specific, so post back here or to the Contact Us page at  www.bargainbox.com.au if there is more to do.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: feed dog is not working.

Think of it as if it as two sets of fingers, behind and in front of where you are making the stitch. The numbers on the indicator should be thought of as X to one. 1 is always the rear hand, and X is the front one. If you go to a lesser number (like 0.5) with your front hand (feed dog) it means that they only feed the fabric one half as far as the rear one, so you are stretching the fabric at the point where it is being sewn. If you go to a larger number (like 2) that should be read as 2 to 1. In other words, your front hand is pushing the fabric twice as far as the rear one is, so it is compressing the fabric where it is being sewn. Wonderful invention!

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Same problem as Coozie - bobbin thread not advancing; bunching;

needle in backwards?

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Persistent E1 message

some machines have a presser foot sensor or switch which prevents the machine sewing if the foot is not down.

if your presser foot is down and you still cannot sew the switch or switch actuator is most likely damaged. you will require a tech to repair this.

scott

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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