Question about Brother XL-3500
Where do I find the Feed Dog Switch?
ARE YOU TRYING TO WIND A BOBBIN? YOUR HAND WHEEL CAN BE PULLED OUTWARDS AND THE DOGS WON'T WORK. THE ADJUSTMENT ON THE TOP WILL CHANGE THE LENGTH OF THE STITCH SO THE LENGTH OF THE FEED DOGS IS CHANGED.
Posted on Jun 25, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I finally figured this out. The feed dog switch in the back was not hitting anything when I moved it back and forth. There is a screw on the underside of the machine that I tightened. It seemed to do the trick. Thanks.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: tension setting XL 3500 Brother
Hi, and welcome to FixYa. Normally, the default top tension setting on most machines is between 4 and 6. Brother manuals usually contain detailed information about tension and how to determine if your tension is set correctly, so check that section of your manual when you have time....if you don't have your manual...
you can find a copy to download for free on Brother's website (I added a link to the web page below). The same web page has other information about your machine that you might find helpful now or in the future. Even if you have the manual, it is worth a visit.
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Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Oil might help but it sounds like you don't have enough pressure on the foot. You can take the casing off where the light is and there is a screw back there that controls the tension on the pressure foot. It is not meant to be changed by anyone but a professional. I've changed the tension but it wasn't easy. If you are still interested let me know and I will try to explain.
Posted on May 21, 2009
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