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I have a singer sewing machine and my feed dogs won't advance my fabric?

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Make sure the stitch length is set high enough to actually move the fabric, ie #2 or higher. Are the feed dogs in the raised position or have they been dropped for darning?

If it's an older mechanical machine, it may need a very thorough cleaning and Oiling. Old oil will cause the machine parts to seize.

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