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Problem with trac feeds

Dog feeds don't return to position after using embroidery attachment. i've turned the button but nothing happens. what do i do or how can i solve the problem. just got machine for christmas.

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Re: problem with trac feeds

When you drop the feed dogs on most modern machines they do not return to the up position until the motor rotates one full turn. Your feed dog will then be up and ready to use.

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When the embroidery unit is on the machine the "the feed dogs are raised lower them" comes on when I go to the embroidery edit or embroidery on my lcd screen and the feed dogs are down.

The problem you've explained isn't totally clear. I'll try to give help on your problem.
On embroidery machines the feed dogs are suppose to be down while operating in the embroidery mode.
When you change programs to embroidery the sewing machine recognizes this mode and automatically makes the feed dogs go into the down position.
If you are attempting to operate embroidery and your feed dogs don't go under the plate then: Try the switch that is under the storage unit and switch it to free arm.

Aug 25, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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How to bring sewing foot holder to embroidery position

Hi, I hope this helps. If it doesn't post again.
Place the sewing foot under the sewing foot
holder so that the pins of the foot snap into
the sewing foot holder when the presser foot
lifter is lowered.
Please check that the sewing foot is properly
engaged by raising the presser foot lifter

Question: Are you using top feed? If so:
"For all sewing jobs with the top feed, only use sewing feet with Cutout at the back (OA, 1A, 3, 4)."

Embroidery foot Part No.: 98-694-840-00 will not work with top feed.

Also, except for eyelets, the darning foot can be used for embroidery.

I'm not sure what you're trying to do :) darn or embroider :); I'm not sure what mode you're working in either; embroidery mode?

Darning with straight stitch
Program 00
Fit darning foot No. 6.
Set the needle at its highest position by turning
the handwheel, and push the pin of the darning
foot fully into the hole of the sewing foot holder
slightly pressing the darning foot between thumb
and forefinger. When doing this, the guide fork
should place itself around the presser bar and the
wire must be behind the fixing screw.
Darning position:
Lower the presser foot lifter pressing it lightly to
the rear until it snaps into the darning position.
Important Only in this position you have the
optimum thread tension for darning.

• Place the darning work in the darning hoop.
• Lower the feed dog.
• Pull up the bobbin thread and hold the threads
when you start sewing.
• Now guide the fabric back and forth evenly;
the length of the darn will be set by the size of
the hole. As you are determining the stitch
length yourself while sewing with the feed dog
lowered, you should sew at an even speed.
When you have reached the width of the dam
aged area, darn over the damaged area again
from right to left.
This guarantees a durable darn.
TIP: The faster you sew, the easier and more even
the darning will be. It you are moving the workpiece
too slowly, small knots will appear on the
wrong side of the fabric."

Whether working with terry-cloth or woven fabric,
with the help of the darning foot and the pro
gram 02 you can embroider initials of your own

Drop the feed dog and insert the darning foot.
Put the machine into the darning position.

Spread the fabric in an embroidery hoop and
embroider in accordance with program 02.

Lower feed dog
If the feed dog is not lowered for embroidering, the
machine does not embroider when the foot pedal
is pressed and the message appea rs:
Lower feed dog

The feed dog must be lowered in embroidery

Jun 20, 2015 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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The piece that moves the fabric is down ( as nedded for embroidery) it should be up for conventional sewing, please help me.

look in the operation manual for the feed dog lever and push it to the up position so the feed dogs will come up..

Jun 06, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Janome 3050 feed dogs wont come back up

Dropping the Feed Dog
The feed dog can be lowered with the drop-feed lever for sewing on buttons etc.
  • Shift the drop-feed lever to the right to lower the feed dog.
  • Shift the lever to the left to raise the feed dog, it will return to the up position when the machine is started.

NOTE:The feed dog should be in the up position for regular sewing. Turn the handwheel toward you to check if the feed dog comes up after setting the lever in the up position

JANOME DC 3050 User Manual Page 9

May 24, 2015 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Can't get the feed dogs to come up on my Singer Futura XL 400 sewing machine

Hi Susan,

Happy New Year!

try engaging the "Feed Dog Switch" and turn the flywheel on the side with a gentle back n fourth motion. Sometimes they get stuck with all the fuzz and buildup in the switch mechanisms from use. If that doesn't get you going, a visit to the authorized repair shop might be needed.
Embroidery Services
San Diego, CA

Jan 01, 2015 | Singer Futura Xl-400 All-In-One Sewing And...

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Do feed dogs drop automatically on SE-400 when embroidery unit is attached?

Yes they should unless the tab on the middle of the embroidery unit is broken.

Jul 31, 2014 | Brother SE-400 Sewing & Embroidery Machine

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Feed dogs stuck in down position

The feed dogs come up as soon as you start sewing again. Just make sure they're in the up position and start sewing.

Sep 19, 2009 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

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Feed dog won't come back up after embroidery is done and ready to sew normal. How to fix it?

You must slide the feed dog up/down switch over (consult your manual).

If you slide the switch over, the feed dogs will not come up. It is only when the machine makes a full rotation that the mechanism engages and the feed dogs return to the sewing position.

If the feed dogs will still not raise, then you will need to take it to your dealer.

Jul 10, 2009 | Husqvarna Rose

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Feed dogs will not go up

remove the embroidery arm and before yo place the sewing box attachement move the feed dog switch to the left/up position. (its located on the frontside of the machine, which is visible when you remove the embroidery arm.

Jan 06, 2009 | Baby Lock Esante

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Feed dog is stuck

I have the same problem...this is a work around, not a fix. You need a small flat-head screwdriver. 1. Remove the clear bobbin cover. 2. Make sure the feed dog switch is in the DOWN position. 3. Slide the screwdriver under the feeddogs from inside the bobbin area & lift the feed dogs. 4. While holding the feed dogs in the up position, return the feed dog knob to the up position. You have to do this every time you put the feed dogs down...bummer, but I can find no broken part or adjustment that corrects this. If it's inside the machine body, I don't mess with it... I did take off the bottom plate in the feed dog screw holds it.... there is nothing there to indicate a problem.

May 07, 2007 | Singer 2662

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