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How do I lower the feed dogs on a Pfaff Performance 5.0 to change the needle plate?

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SOURCE: Feed Dogs, Thread Tangle

Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.

I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at robbie1949@comcast.net for more information.

Thanks!

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Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: feed dog switch

Did you turn the handwheel? The feed teeth will not come up until the machine is operated. Run it a few stitches and they will come up.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: needle breaking b/c it hits needle plate

Is the needle pushed all the way up into the shaft? It may have worked loose and slipped down a bit.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Just purchased a Singer Inspiration

Take it back where you bought and have them show you how to do it. Or, see is you can tighten the needle plate yourself, If, you can't call Singer (1-800-4singer) and find out where the authorized service center is. You should not have to pay anything with it being new. Good luck

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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SOURCE: how can I get the feed dogs to lower on my Pfaff 1214?

Hi, I have a 1215 and the feedogs drop when using the lever on the upper left front near the thread guide.
Rick

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Feeddog singer stylist 776 how would the feeddog gt lowered


Consult the owner's manual. There should be instructions for how to darn with your machine. It would require either the feature that lowers/raises the feed dogs or a cover plate that attaches over the feed dogs.

If your machine came with the cover plate accessory, and the feed dogs are not rising to feed the fabric, then I suspect the machine has not been cleaned & oiled in quite some time and perhaps the feed dogs have seized. When you run the machine (remove the needle and presser foot), watch if the feed dogs actually drop below the needle plate, move toward the front of the machine, then rise above the needle plate and move toward the back of the machine. This is a repetitive motion that actually pulls the fabric through the machine. If this is not happening with your machine, it needs service.
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How do I raise and lower the feed Dogs on the PFAFF hobby 1200 Grand quilter


According to the following web site, the feed dogs do not drop on this machine, Instead, there is a plate that covers the feed dogs:
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How do I lower the feed dog on a Brother LX3125?


Look on the back of the machine near the feed dogs for a lever to lower them.
If there is none then you need a feed dog cover (or darning plate) that goes over the needle plate.
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How do I lower the feed dogs?


You need to say which machine you have.

Some machines use a mechanical device; some operate electrically and on some, you cannot lower the feed dogs at all.

On machines with no feed dog lowering device, the makers typically supply an additional plate that either clips over or goes under the needle plate (depending on the maker) to raise the work above the level of the feed dogs.

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Seems to be too much gap between pressure foot and tension plate .. material is held loosely


Are the feed dogs completely up?
Are the feed dogs worn or clogged with lint and yuck?
Is there a presser foot pressure setting dial or knob?
Is the correct foot on the machine?
Is the presser foot correctly mounted?
Is the needle plate correctly mounted?

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Hi... Here is a link to the Instruction Manual: http://www.manualowl.com/m/Pfaff/performance-5.0/Manual/352216

I assume your using the correct stitch program, needle and 'foot'. Does the machine work correctly using the above with less thick material? In other words is the problem purely to do with material thickness?

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I have been sewing all morning. Suddenly the fabric does not feed everything is clean


Look at the feed dogs to see if they are rising above the needle plate at least 1 mm. If not rising lint may have felted between the feed dogs and the needle plate. It could also be the feed dogs have been lowered, or the height has slipped. If the feed dogs are above the needle plate turn the hand wheel and see if they are moving from the front of the machine to the back. If not it is a length adjustment. If this is normal the pressure on the fabric may be too low. Another problem may be the timing of the feed dogs. The feed dogs should rise above the needle plate when the needle leaves the fabric and descend when the needle comes down into the fabric. This requires an expert to fix.

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My feed dogs are raised but the machine will not feed the fabric fast enough even set at 5


Obvious things first:

is the pressure foot lowered to hold the fabric down?
Are the feed dogs clean and not blocked up with lint?
What stitch length have you set the machine to (if this is what you mean by "5" then that's not it obviously)
Is the machine in a buttonholing sequence or something similar?
Are the feed dogs moving at all in the stitching sequence? Raise the pressure foot and without fabric or thread manually turn the flywheel towards you and watch them moving. Are they coming up above the surface of the needle plate during their sequence.

If they are not moving at all, good chance a gear in the lower shaft has failed.
If they are moving but not coming up above the needle plate enough to move the fabric backwards, then they need adjusting to the correct level.

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I need help in adjusting the feed dogs, they messed up when I adjusted the timing for the needle and bobbin.


When the sewing machine is properly timed, all the parts work together in a seamless flow of coordination. The needle moves from it highest point down toward the needle plate. The feed dogs reach the farthest point toward the back of the sewing machine. The feed dogs drop under the needle plate. This is just before the needle point reaches the needle plate. The needle continues to move down dragging the upper thread under the needle plate. It proceeds toward its lowest point.
The needle begins its rise back up. A loop of thread forms along the back of the needle. A special cut out on the back of the needle to accommodate this loop is called the scarf. The sewing machine hook slides behind the needle. The point of the hook slides into the thread loop and pulls the thread around the bobbin. The bobbin thread and upper thread wrap together. The needle and hook proceed through their actions under the needle plate. The feed dogs move under the needle plate from back to front.

The needle proceeds to rise again up out of the bobbin area exiting the needle plate. At the same time the feed dogs rise up out from under the needle plate. They begin to move from front to back as the needle continues to rise.
The thread from the bobbin flows through a bobbin tensioner providing resistance to the thread as it is drawn up by the upper thread knot. The upper thread is also under tension. This comes from the upper tension, thread guides, tension spring, and sewing machine take up lever.
The thread from top and bobbin grow increasingly tighter until they form a locked stitch in the middle of the fabric. This process is repeated for every stitch.
How do you adjust sewing machine timing?

The needle, hook, and feed dogs must move in harmony. If they fail to do so, the machine will not perform as expected. When the hook is just slightly out of time with the needle, you will notice skipped stitches. This may begin on only one side of the zig zag stitch or intermittently. If the timing is just a bit more out of sync, stitch formation will become impossible.
If the feed dog timing is out of sync, the fabric will not move through the machine as expected. Threads may bunch up or the fabric may just not move.
As you can see, timing is everything.
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http://www.fixsewingmachines.com/How-to-Adjust-Sewing-Machine-Timing.html

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