So im pretty new at sewing but i got this product and its pretty good but the foot (the part that holds the fabric down when your sewing) is really jiggly when it is not down. also i "propeller" under the fabric that is suppose to make it move doesnt do anything. So i have to pull my stuff through verses it feeding it to me. also i los tthe manual so that just makes this harder.
You can also check the pressure foot regulator (near were the light is open the cover as if you were threading neelde and it is in there its mealat and has numbers 0-3 on it. 1 is for heavy fabrics, 2 for med, 3 is for light and 0 is for darning or fre motion sewing. the standard setting is 2. try both this and the feed daos, one of them should work.
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What Viking is it ? Have you cleaned between the feeders? If all is clean, try this test. Remove needle. Turn hand wheel so that feeders are up. Put fabric in machine. Lower presser foot. Make sure presser foot pressure is set at normal. Try pulling the fabric towards the front of the machine. It should be hard to pull. If it is easy to pull you need new feeders. They are worn down.
ck presser foot tension. even with sightest presser ft tension goods should feed. next ck that your feeder plate is not loose or broken. take off the plate and see if u can move the feeders with your finger. tighten screws makinf sure the needle is centered inthe feeder plate hole. if this is not the problen then youe=r feeder plate teeth are too low or worn out. look up how to raise the feeders. the should be 1/8" above plate.
machines can have single or double feeders. what type does yours have? feeding problems can usually be fixed by a good cleaning+ oiling of the feeder mechanism which regularly gets clogged with lint+threads/scrap threads. brush it out thoroughly with a stiff-bristled brush like an acid brush. apply 1 drop of oil to each feeder seen on the foot-plate. wipe excess oil off with a clean dry rag being sure not to get any debris from the rag caught in the feeder(s). other problem might be your bobbin tension. this is usually adjusted on the bobbin race with a very small screwdriver.
Not familiar with your machine, but an important suggestion for all sewing machines:
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread. If you did not do this, remove the top thread completely from the machine and start over by RAISING the presser foot and following the thread path. (Do NOT miss any thread guides or thread any out of order!)
Lower the presser foot and thread the needle. (The top thread will pull through the needle ONLY if the presser foot is raised!) RAISE the presser foot and pull at least 5 inches of thread through the needle. Insert your fabric. Lower the presser foot. Hold the thread tail gently in your left hand and with the right hand manually turn the handwheel one rotation. The needle should pull the bobbin thread up through the fabric.
While still holding the top thread tail, "sweep" under the presser foot with a stiletto, scissors, a nail file (anything that will fit under the presser foot) to pull the remaining bobbin thread tail above the fabric. Grab both thread tails and pull them under the presser foot toward the back of the machine. Now, you are ready to take your first stitch.
You can gently hold those thread tails while you slowly power the machine to take the first couple of stitches on your fabric.
the feed dogs in the needle plate area are what moves the fabric while the presser foot hold the fabric
if the feed dogs are not up, check to see what position are in,,they should be in the bobbin area
if you can't move them they should be checked at a repair shop
I'm pretty new to sewing as well, but have you checked to see if your feed dogs are up or down? If I am correct (little teeth on the sewing plate right under the needle)they are what moves the fabric along for you. If youre free sewing or quilting you'd want them down but not for regular sewing.