Question about Sewing Machines
Finally got my case apart. Had to remove all screws and apply pressure to inner plastic tabs that lock the case in place at several points. By plug area, at corners, etc.
There is a pin that rests beneath a plastic screw going through a bolt behind feed dogs. This pin then rests in divot on a white plastic piece (about 1.5" - 2" wide) above the lever to raise n lower the feed dogs. This piece is only visible after removing the case. The pin had slipped out of its little divot. I pushed it back into place and feed dogs now raise.
Used to get '88' error when trying to wind bobbin. Hope it fixed that, too. Won't know till I get it all back together. ;)
Posted on Dec 01, 2010
I just called Brother on the same problem.
Turn the handwheel to lower the needle
Move the feed dog level so its in the raised position (you can also do this before lowering the needle)
Keep turning the handwheel towards you to raise the needle and the feed dogs will rise with it.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Took the machine in to be repaired ... there was a part broken under the feed dogs. thanks
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
On the 2662 there is a switch underneath the removeable toolbox, the thing that you remove to make it a free arm; anyway there is a switch that raises or lowers the feed dog. ive had numerous machines and have never seen this, but its there.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
Hopefully, you have the problem fixed by now. If not, if you bend over the front of the machine, you should see a slider switch on the back of the machine behind the needle plate. There is also a small button by the slider switch at the right end of it (your right). If you push that little button down, you should be able to slide the switch to your right, which will raise the feed dogs back up.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I have a Brother XL-2230. There is a white plastic plate in the accessory bag. Snap this over the feed dog to cover it, and it will give you free motion. By removing the foot, you will have the freedom just as it the feed dog was down.
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
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