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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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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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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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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.

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Could it be that the feed dogs are down? I also have the 15358 and when I opened the bobbin area to clean it, I had this problem. Apparently, when you open the clips around the outside of the casing, it pushes the lever that adjusts the feed dogs to the right (lowering them). I didn't even realize it at first. Check your manual for adjusting this lever to raise the feed dogs. That might solve your problem.

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hi! there if your feed dog does not move the fabric forward or backward,if this is so try to run machine w/o the fabric check if feed dog move on cycle,the teeth should be moving upward and downward rotation pushing action on your fabric,the teeth should come out to the plate slot of feed dog.if not adjust upward, and adjust also the presser foot of needle.if your feed dog is not moving when machine running,thre is a mechanical disengage or loosen in shuttle assymble and feeder dog mechanism they link together ubder the machine,as the shuttle move on one stroke the feeder also move also with the needle.Chesk the adjustment and link addition to this try to clean feed dogs by brush chips thread and fabrics sometimes stored on mechanism of feed dogs and shuttle.

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If you are asking how to drop the feed dogs, the lever is located underneath the free arm bed on the back side of the machine. So you must first remove the free arm bed. To drop the feed dogs, push the lever over to the side. To raise them back, push the lever the opposite direction, back where they were originally. You will not actually see the feed dogs move until you turn the handwheel toward you. I hope this helps. I do not know how old your machine is or anything. I believe mine is about 5 years old or so. Good luck

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