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Don't know what machine you have, but many have the capability to drop the feed dogs for quilting. To raise them again, there should be a lever somewhere near the bobbin casing that will raise them again.

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Hi there. I have a singer 507 machine which was sewing fine until I changed thread in bobbin and now the feeder teeth are not moving to feed thE fabric thru, not sure what I may have done - Help!

the bobbin has nothing to do with the feed teeth
however it is possible that at some point you moved the forward /reverse knob lever to middle where the teeth will not move

Jan 03, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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The sewing teeth were down for quilting, I cant make them come up again for sewing, wheel turns but teeth dont move, any suggestions?

Look at the presser foot and imagine they are at the center of a clock. Now look at 4:00. There is a horizontal wheel (dial) on the free arm that needs turning.

The feed teeth are lowered when you turn the dial on the front of the free arm to the left . Turn the dial to the right if you wish to raise the feed teeth. The feed teeth will raise as you begin to sew.

Look at #12 on page 2 here:

Feb 22, 2015 | Husqvarna Interlude 445 Sewing Machine

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Viking sapphire 835 feed teeth won't raise back up after sewing buttons

The Sapphire will not raise the feed untill it makes one or two stitches after it has been lowered. Good luck

Jan 28, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I need to adjust the feed dog higher. There is a threaded plastic stud with a metal keeper nut surrounding it. There are 2 allen wrench studs attaching the feed dog. Which one adjusts it higher?

I would not advise raising the teeth any higher unless they have dropped down, with the teeth fully up crouch down so the teeth are in your eyeline and they should only be just above the plate, if you raise them up above what they should be you are in danger of breaking the needle plate and even the teeth holder which will be expensive

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The feeder on my 6690 won't pull material through

Look in your owner's manual. I'm sure your machine has a reverse feed button but don't know if you can manually disable the feed teeth. If it is so equipped, it doesn't drop the teeth. Rather, it simply causes them to go straight up and down. If the teeth truly stay below the needle plate level, they are likely out of adjustment and need to bereadjusted and raised.

Jan 08, 2013 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Singer Sewing Machine model #2638 Does not feed fabric

Here is a link to page 22 of the manual. It shows you where to flip the lever to raise the feed dogs. If your feed dogs are not grabbing fabric your feed dogs are lowered.

Sep 20, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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After lowering the feed teeth I am unable to raise them manually with the dial. They do raise with a mechanical "clank" as I begin to sew. The feed teeth are on the extreme right off the slot openings....

If you have been embroidering, the feed teeth will raise themselves next time you do regular sewing with a clunking noise - not really loud, but you can hear it. The feed teeth on my Des.1 are on the far right-hand side too so I think that this normal. So long as they are not fouling on the coverplate slots and the material is being fed properly by the feed teeth, your machine is fine.

Oct 24, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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The material will not advance in my Husqvarna Viking 775.

The first thing to observe is if the feed teeth are coming up above the needle plate. Remove the presser foot and unthread the needle, then rotate the handwheel (always towards you, never away from you) and check to see if the teeth come above the plate. The button next to the on and off switch drops the feed teeth, so make sure it is in the up position. Pushing on it when its down makes it pop up and then after the machine makes one revolution the feed teeth pop up for normal sewing. Also look on the left side of the machine and you'll notice a dial, that dial should be on 6 for normal sewing. If everything I've covered so far is correct, the dial is on 6, the teeth do come up above the needle plate and your plate is correctly on the machine and you still don't have feeding it's more than likely a computer problem and a service to your tech is in order.

Oct 04, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Husqvarna 950E, the feed teeth will not lower. I move the dial and they stay raised. Even when the embroidery attachment is on. Can I manually lower the feed teeth?

If the machine has been taken apart it may have been reassembled improperly so that the dial on front of freearm is interfering.
Also, try removing the needle plate. If the teeth touch the side of the plate they may not drop properly.

Aug 29, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Singer zig-zag 437

loosen the screw on the larger of the two feed gears (not bevel gears). Retigten so that the feed teeth start to rise right when the needle starts to rise and fall right when the needle starts to go into the fabric. Make the setting the same. i.e. when the feed teeth start to rise, how high is the needle (2mm, 3mm, etc.)? set the feed timing so the teeth rise and fall with the needle at the same height going in and coming out, this assures that the fabric only feeds when the needle is out of the fabric.

Mar 18, 2009 | Singer 5050 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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