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Kenmore 19153 This machine is bunching thread underneath.The feed dogs are low and when I switch the lever and it still won't raise the feed dogs.

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    Where is the feed dog lever?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Feed dogs do not work, cant find lever

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Sounds like you need a new needle and the upper tension tightened. Try putting machine oil on the feed dogs and working it up and down until it is free again. You can take off the lower plate and clean any lint that may have collected underneath. Then make sure the thread is coming out of the bobbin correctly before it is inserted in the machine.
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Hi, Janome 124 - top thread picks up the bobbin thread, motor sounds good. Th feed dogs won't pull fabric (or paper) thru the machine - dogs don't stick up much above the plate. Help please! Jan


Remove the needle plate and clean the feed dogs with a brush...remove any lint and bits of thread.
A couple of drops of sewing machine oil might help to loosen the feed dogs up. (maybe let the oil seep in and then turn the handwheel towards yourself to help things along.
One other thought:
If your machine has feed dog lowering capability you might want to move that lever/switch back and forth a couple of times.
The feed dogs might not appear to raise or lower, but some machines will only re-engage raised feed dogs when the machine starts to stitch.

Also...verify that the presser foot tension isn't too strong/heavy...and temporarily try using a longer stitch length setting.

Mar 19, 2017 | Janome Sewing Machines

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How do I raise the feed dogs


Make sure that your top and bobbin thread are the same and that the tension is set correctly. Then, be sure that the bobbin is put in correctly. If this happens when you are starting on an edge of your material, try putting a piece of material or even a piece of paper, like typing paper, under the edge of the material and sew a little beyond that and then onto your material. You can tear it off later. It gives stability to the edge of the material and should alleviate the problem. I hate when that happens! And, last but not least, be sure you are using the right needle. I love the ballpoint needles for most sewing projects.

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How do I raise the feed dos


Consult your owner's manual. There is a switch, lever, or knob somewhere on your machine that raises the feed dogs. If they are stuck in the down position and your machine is mechanical, could very well be it has seized due to lack of cleaning and oiling.

This may be helpful:

The feed dog knob won turn don think anything is broken haven used the...

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Singer 758 model and the material is not feeding through the machine. Needle is only going up and down in one spot.


here is a link for a free manual, check to see if the feed dog lever is up in the sewing position, if the feed dog lever is down then try to raise it up. if it will not raise then the machine needs to be check to see what's wrong with the feed dog.
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/6dc4cd61b0c61a5fc13e60785f01d29199328059.pdf

Nov 18, 2013 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Feed dogs will not raise, I have lifted the presser foot, pushed the feed dog lever to the raised positon and turned the handwheel till i heard the click. They still will not snap into place in the raissed...


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First, lift the presser foot; next, push the feed dog lever to the raised position; finally, turn the handwheel towards you until you hear the feed dogs snap into place

If it doesn't, you will have to run a maintenance check on your feed dogs,

Unplug the machine and examine the feed dogs. The newer machines have metal feed dogs, but older models may have rubber ones, which often need replacing. Examine the feed dogs and check for damage.

Remove the throat plate, which is the covering over the feed dogs, and clean it with a soft cloth. Use a small soft brush to clean the feed dogs. Make sure to remove all lint and thread from the grooves of the teeth. Some machines have an adjustment that lowers the feed dogs for specific sewing procedures. They should be in the raised position for better viewing during the cleaning process.

Clean the area around the feed dogs with a soft brush. Compressed air is a good choice to use in the small tight areas.

Wipe down all areas with a clean, lint free cloth before replacing the throat plate.

Prepare to clean the feed dogs and all other areas that lint may accumulate on, after every project. Your sewing machine will last longer and need fewer repairs if kept clean and lint free.

Always unplug the sewing machine before any type of maintenance or cleaning.

Never use a sharp tool when cleaning the feed dogs as this may cause damage to the sewing machine.

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I have a pfaff 2040 tiptronic and the bobbin thread keeps bunching up and stopping the machine


Hello,
Here are a couple of solutions to try.

* Re-thread your machine, it may be threaded incorrectly.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this feature.

Note: When you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting caught in your machine.

Hope this helps.

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My Singer 5050C wants to bunch the thread underneath


Make sure to thread machine with the presser foot raised. Then make sure thread gets in between the tension discs and that you have the machine threaded correctly with the thread going up and into the take-up arm. tension should be set at 4-5.

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use larger needle, check bobin thread, bobin should go one way, if it bunches up switch dirrection the bobin turns

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Feed dogs


I was having trouble with this too, but found more help online...you have to switch the dog feed back to 'up'....then turn the needle wheel toward you....the feed dog should snap back into place :)
Hope this helps :D

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