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Pressure foot is coming down to low. Is there an adjustment or did something break?

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SOURCE: needle keeps hitting the pressure foot and breaking

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I don't think you can adjust the feed pressure on this machine. I have the same machine and the same problem and my solution is the same as you've already mentioned - raise the foot and move the fabric by hand. I would do it by turning the wheel by hand until the seam is clear of the foot to prevent breaking a needle or sewing my fingers.

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My foot won't press down all the way


Make sure the feed dogs have been raised. Also, most machines have a presser foot "pressure adjustment" that increases or decreases the pressure applied to the feed dogs. Consult your owner's manual.

Also, check that you are using the correct presser foot shank for your machine.

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Could also be something amiss with the presser foot lever.

Apr 05, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Model 60-7000M. All works except foot rest. It will not close. Help!


Not sure what you mean by foot "rest." If it is presser foot, then you may not have the correct presser foot for your machine (basically, there are 3 types--low shank, high shank, & slant shank). Usually, there is also a pressure adjustment for the presser foot that increases the amount of pressure applied to the fabric and feed dogs. Consult your owner manual. Pressure adjustment is usually either a dial, a plunger type on the top left of the machine (pushing down increases the pressure--push down on the outer ring to release it), or a screw at the very top of the presser foot bar (sometimes under the top lid).

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Dec 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Can you adjust the needle assembly up higher for thicker garments like thicker coats etc. on Kenmore sewing mach. model 158-13360


On some machines, you can lighten the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric. (Some machines do not have this capability.) But, you don't want to adjust the height of the presser foot.

If the fabric is pushing in front of the presser foot as you are sewing, you might want to try using a walking foot, a teflon foot, or a roller foot.

Kenmore 158 13360 Sewing Machine If this is like your machine, the pressure adjustment is the upright pin at the top left side of the machine. The inner pin pushes down (in various degrees), the further it is pushed down, the more pressure the presser foot applies. To release the inner pin, press down on the outer ring of the pin. It will snap back up where you can again push the inner pin down in degrees. BTW, it is a good idea to always release this pressure pin when you store the machine. If not, what happens is, over time the spring that applies the pressure becomes compressed and no longer applies pressure like it should.

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Dec 20, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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My fabric won't feed


Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. If the feed dogs do not rise above the needleplate, they will not pull the fabric through the machine.

Feed dogs do wear (which is why one should always sew with fabric against the feed dogs--never on bare metal).

Something else that happens is that gunk builds up between the teeth of the feed dogs so that they no longer have the grip they need to move the fabric.

Another thing to check is the presser foot "pressure." A lot of sewing machines have a pressure adjustment that increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and feed dogs. (Consult your owners manual.) he pressure can be adjusted according to the type of fabric being sewn.

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Pressure foot wont go fully down


The pressure foot is only made to push down on the material, not the feed dogs. If you put it too low it will destroy the feed dogs and the pressure foot as well as the material.
1. To adjust, lower the pressure of the pressure foot as much as you can.
2. Place a thick piece of material under the foot. Turn the hand wheel until the feed dogs are up.
3. The pressure foot rod has a screw that holds it into place. You will adjust the rod by moving it up and down until there is a small amount of pressure on the material. Tighten the screw and try your machine without a needle to see if the material will move. Now, try other thicknesses of material. The rod may need to be slightly adjusted a small amount to get it "just right".
4. PUT IN NEEDLE AND CHECK FOR ALIGNMENT TO THE HOLE. (DANGER IF NOT ALIGNED).

Aug 22, 2016 | Bernina Activa 130

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Not feeding material.


Tension generally does not affect the feed unless it is way too tight. Most reasons for fabric not advancing under the presser foot is that the feed dogs have been dropped for darning. If the feed dogs are operating properly, as the handwheel turns the feed dogs should rise above the plate, move toward the back of the machine pulling the fabric, drop down, come forward and rise again.

The other possibility is that the presser foot pressure has been released so the presser foot is not holding the fabric down on the feed dogs. Some machines have a spring-loaded knob on the top of the machine, a dial, or something to adjust the amount of pressure the foot applies. Consult your owner's manual.

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Aug 10, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I don't think my pressure foot is down enough or maybe something is wrong with my feed dog, but I am able to move the fabric every-which-way while it is stitching, resulting in a crooked stitch line.


Without knowing the make and model, it's hard to say, but some machines have an adjustment to change the pressure being exerted on a presser foot. It is 'presser' foot, not pressure foot.

Some have some sort of knob on top, roughly in line with the needle that you either turn or push down.. some have a dial inside the side door with a few numbers on it, that may start at 0 and go to 3 or 4. If the pressure adjustment has become set at 0, then you get what's happening with yours, being able to pull the fabric like you can.

If there isn't any knob or dial to change the pressure, then it may be the feed dogs need adjustment or the bar that the needle and presser foot are attached to needs adjustment, and that wouldn't likely be a fix you can do yourself unless you are very handy with mechanical things.

Some machines also have a lever or switch that allows the feed dogs to be lowered out of the way. If yours has this, it may be stuck in a position below being all the way up, and that might be the issue. A feed dog switch is usually at the front of a machine, low down, not too far from the feed dogs.. but without knowing what machine, hard to say where it might be exactly. But check for both these things.

Nov 19, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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When sewing hems and coming across a thick seam, the pressure foot seems to not allow the material to run through, keeping it stalled while the needle continues to pump into the material eventually...


I don't think you can adjust the feed pressure on this machine. I have the same machine and the same problem and my solution is the same as you've already mentioned - raise the foot and move the fabric by hand. I would do it by turning the wheel by hand until the seam is clear of the foot to prevent breaking a needle or sewing my fingers.

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Tension dial on my sewing machine is not working


Hi, Liz. When you adjust your tension, be sure the pressure foot is down. The pressure foot needs to be up when you thread the machine so the thread will slip easily between the tension disks, but when you adjust the tension the disks have to be tight (pressure foot down).

There are other possibilities, but this is the best place to start running the problem down. Please let me know if this does the trick, ok, and if not, we can try something ele.


Happy Sewing


Robbie



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Pressure foot on Elna Diva


Make sure your presser foot is in the lower position. Open the door on the left and it has 3 settings. You may have moved it up for sewing something thick, and forgotten to lower it again. Sometimes things are simple, though your problem could be mechanical.

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