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Is there a sensor that reads the amount of fabric under the presser foot? I get a pop up message, the presser foot is too high, and there is no fabric under it.

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i bought a new brother stiching machine ls2125. when i started to stich the same no stiching is coming only the mark is coming. why?

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Pressure on the pressure foot can be adjusted on some machines by turning the knob on the top leftside of the machine directly above the needle assembly. Look for a knob that has fabric types on it and adjust accordingly. Also check your thread tensions.

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The switch for the FEED DOGS is on the left side of the machine.


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Hi there, On the top of the machine in the left corner, there should be a knob of sorts. If you turn it to the right, it will releases some of the tension on the fabric. But you don't want to loosen it too much otherwise you won't feed the fabric thru at all.

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I have a brother ls 2020 and it will not feed fabric through. I am thinking my feed dogs are messed up but i don't see anything about lowering or raising them. Will I have to take it apart?

According to the manual, your machine does not have the capability to drop/raise the feed dogs. Instead, there is a cover plate that is installed over the feed dogs when performing darning or free motion quilting.

Check that your stitch length is set high enough to actually move the fabric. Some machines also have a presser foot pressure adjustment that will increase or decrease the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and the feed dogs. If your machine has this adjustment, it may help to increase the pressure so the fabric will move better. Another thing to check is whether you are using the correct presser foot that will actually rest on the feed dogs.

Reading the hints on pages 28 and 29 may be helpful.

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Another possibility is that the feed dog points have been worn off. When the points are worn, they no longer grip the fabric like when new. When stitching, be sure to never run the machine with the presser foot setting directly on the feed dogs, it without fabric.

Jan 05, 2018 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Pressure foot will not move fabric

Make sure the presser foot is down.
Have the feed dogs been dropped, as for darning?
Is the stitch length set to a higher number to make bigger stitches?
Does you machine have a pressure adjustment for the presser foot--check the owner's manual. The pressure adjustment increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the feed dogs--makes it easier to switch between stitching light weight vs heavy weight fabrics, ie chiffon and wool.

Dec 23, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Error message foot too high. To correct this, it is necessary to restart the machine. Unless it is impossible to continue sewing.What is the problem?

Try taking your presser foot off and lower the presser foot lever. Does the error code go away? The machine won't sew without the presser foot to hold the fabric down, but without threading the needle, will the machine run without the presser foot? Now try the standard presser foot (usually J ) and if you get the error code then the sensor at the top of the presser foot assembly is out of adjustment. Without knowing more about your machine this is all I can suggest.
Good luck,

May 30, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Why when Sewing a seam, the fabric on top stretches

The top fabric is stretching as you stitch? Most likely, the presser foot pressure is too high. There is usually an adjustment for the pressure that the presser foot applies to the fabric. You can also try using a roller foot, teflon foot, or walking foot that will assist the fabric to feed through the machine.


Jan 15, 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).


Dec 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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HV sapphire 930 not feeding properly

When stitching together a quilt sandwich, it is recommended to use a walking foot on your machine. The walking foot moves the upper fabric in conjunction with the feed dogs. Sometimes, if the quilt sandwich is not too thick, a roller foot can also help but may not be sufficient for a quilt sandwich.
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You may also check the presser foot pressure on your machine. This regulates the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and the feed dogs. If the pressure is too strong, it will tend to push the upper layers of fabric, creating a bubble look. If the pressure is too loose, there is not enough pressure for the feed dogs to physically pull entire quilt sandwich under the presser foot.
(The pressure is adjustable depending on the types of fabric and thicknesses being sewn.)


Oct 01, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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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.


Aug 10, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why does the backing gather up even though it is penned and sprayed with quilting spray

Presser foot tension is to low for the weight/finish of the fabric, or bottom dogs are worn.
  • The feed dog feeds the fabric under the presser foot while you guide the fabric.

  • The feed dog regulates the stitch length by how much fabric passes under the presser foot as the machine stitches.

  • It is important for you to not push and pull the fabric under the presser foot. Allow the feed dog to move the fabric, so that you do not bend and break sewing machine needles.
Hope this helps.

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