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The feed dogs will not pull the material through. they do not seem to me coming up high enough to clear the foot plate. I cannot find an adjustment to raise them.

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The most common troubles with feeddogs not working properly is either lint trapped in between the feed
teeth...remove the needleplate and clean out the lint which may look like felt in extreme cases. or... the presser foot tension is too low, in which case, increase tension...there will be a knob of some sort at the top
of the machine directly above the Presser Foot Shaft. It is a remote possibility that the feeddog height needs adjusting ...it will have been a major trauma of a severe
jam or tugging etc to cause this. As it would almost certainly result in other timings being affected and particularly in the case of a
Serger/Overlocker, the added risk of breaking loopers (expensive), I would recommend a service by suitably
qualified technician to restore all to optimum condition.
Best Wishes Martyn
Bargain Box in Australia

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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    Margaret Nov 12, 2013

    OK I checked for lint and did not find any.

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Did you get an answer on this? my sw432 isn't feeding and I've cleaned out everything, re-threaded and played with the presser foot tension. I'm also having trouble with the stitch length, it keeps popping back down to "1" and won't stay on any higher settings... Anyone have any ideas?

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