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Feed dog on singer 507 not working

Hi there, I got an old model and the material is not moving thru the machine. I think it is the feed dog and want to know if I can fix it myself rather than sending it to the repair man???

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SOURCE: My fabric won't advance.

Hi Jodyk...Remove your flatbed so you can access your bobbin area. Open the cover of the bobbin area. The shiny/bright components consist of the Bobbin, which snaps into the Shuttle Hook, which is contained in the Race. Immediately right of the Race is a pewter/matte silver colored lever. Press the lower portion of the lever to raise the Feed Dogs. Pressing the upper portion drops the Feed Dogs, and is commonly used to accomplish free-hand applique work......good luck my friend.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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SOURCE: feed dog switch

Did you turn the handwheel? The feed teeth will not come up until the machine is operated. Run it a few stitches and they will come up.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: feed dogs not feeding the material

Is this a second hand machine ?

Is the stitch length selector set to > 1
Remove the needleplate and clean between teeth of feeddogs if it has been a while since this has been done, old lint will impede feeding.
Presser foot tension for general work needs to be set at 3, or the chromed button pushed down to the grooved line, depending on machine.
If new, call the dealer where you bought it and speak to them.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Feed dogs not feeding material

Make sure that you did not disengage the feed dogs by accident. You should have some type of button that allows you to control the feed dogs.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: repair singer 502 sewing machine

You can get the fears quite easily and fit them yourself and if you email me I can attach full instructions.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

SOURCE: I have a Singer Stylist 513 & I cannot get the feed dogs raised.

you sewing machine's feeddog is called a pressure dial it is located on the left side of your sewing machine at the top above & to the left of the take up lever, it's a little dial it will have numbers on it, & possible a d on it for darning, move the dial to a number like 3 to 5 & see if it will start stitching.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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Singer model 518....the material won't feed through.It wants to sew but won't feed cloth through. Thks

Be sure you have the stitch length set high enough that the fabric will actually move instead of sewing mostly in one spot.

One other thing to check is the presser foot applying enough pressure to the fabric so that the feed dogs can grab the fabric? On the top left side of the machine, there is probably either a dial or a push-type button. That would most likely be the pressure adjustment. The tighter that is set, the harder the pressure the presser foot will apply and the more the feed dogs will grab the fabric.

Check that the feed dogs are in the "up" position so they will pull the fabric through the machine. Are the feed dogs actually moving forward, raising above the needle plate, pulling toward the back of the machine, and then dropping below the needleplate before moving forward again? If not, then the problem could be with the feed dogs.

Your machine appears to be a mechanical model. If so, it could be the machine needs a good over-all cleaning and oiling--a couple drops of fresh, good quality sewing machine oil every place that metal rubs on metal (no plastic parts, belts...). Feed dogs are frequently affected when the sewing machine does not receive regular maintenance.



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feed dogs are mechanically connected to shuttle race link.everytime shuttle race rotatate and needle goes up and down the move relative to its timing order.there is control knob on feed dogs to release or goes down permanently not to move,on the right side of machine.if you push down feed dogs go down.try to find this one,if you can't try to see uder the machine if there a loosen parts behind shuttle race holding feed dogs.tighen this up.hopefully this could help you,have a nice day,just rate me thank's

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Here are some common reasons that the fabric won't feed:
1. Stitch length is set to zero, or machine is in button hole setting
2. Feed dogs are dropped (free motion setting)
3. Broken gears (typically in old singers)
4. Presser bar not coming down - may be bound up.
5. Lots of lint under the needle plate (in between the feed dogs) preventing feed dogs from raising.

Hope this helps.

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