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My problem is the thread off the needle goes down and around twice then gets stuck on the feed dog teeth I think stopping the machine.and making the thead ball up

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Check the machine for proper threading, this can cause issues.

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Singer 6235 - the fabric is not advancing regardless of stitch length or tension


Could be any of a multitude of reasons.

Check whether the feed dogs are actually rising 'above' the needle plate. If not, then they may be in a dropped position used for darning and free motion quilting.

Sometimes the feed dogs and the mechanism underneath is jammed with lint and debris. Make sure the dog teeth are well cleaned. Also check if the tips of the teeth are worn. Also verify that the needle plate is flush with the free arm--if it is raised, it will prevent the feed dogs from doing their job.

The other thing to check is whether the machine has a presser foot pressure adjustment. Some machines have it, others do not. On newer machines, it is usually a dial somewhere around the left side of the head or toward to top of the head. On older machines, unfortunately, some are simply a big screw head on the inside of the case directly above the presser foot bar. It basically applies more pressure to the presser foot, which in turn applies more pressure to the feed dogs. The problem will usually show up when sewing either very heavy or very fine fabric. Perhaps trying a different presser foot will make a difference.

I don't know what is the highest number the stitch length goes to on your machine, but a #2 stitch length is pretty short on mine. Try setting it higher.

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under the foot around the needle, there should be two rows of what look like teeth, these pull the material through and there will be an adjustment mechanism on the machine. Try leaving the foot up while you run the machine, you should see the teeth going up and down; if they are it is most likely just a case of setting up the amount of pull. I think it is adjusted with the wheel that sets the length of stitch.

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I was sewing and my machine locked up. Its a 910 bernina


Does the hand wheel turn ? Does anything move when you turn the hand wheel ? If not, may be a mechanical seizure, usually from overheating or maladjusted gears.

It may also be a seized thread. Thread may catch in a burr in the needle, or a burr in a thread guide. Check the entire thread pathway, make sure no loose thread is caught anywhere, there are no rough spots or burrs in any guide. Clean lint out of the bobbin area, and under the feed dogs. Make sure the thread hasn't wound around the spool pin or spindle, which can cause an abrupt stop in stitching, though it usually also breaks the thread and sometimes the needle too.

Clean it thoroughly, unthread and rethread. Those are always the first steps if something goes wrong. If you can get it moving and it happens again, turn the hand wheel slowly and watch to see if the thread is popping out of any thread guide, or out of the tension adjuster.

If the hand wheel won't turn, it may well be seized gears, which may be a costly repair. You can open up the machine and look inside to see if any gears are stuck, or missing teeth.

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My sewing machine model is B 750 QE. Always starting to sew the lower thread keeps knotting up it drags down the fabric and the cogs come on the screen..So I looked at the instructions and followed the...


1. To solve your knotting problem. Learn to always trap or grasp your thread ends for the first few stitches.

2. When the dogs are down, sometimes you have to grasp and jiggle or turn the hand wheel while re-engaging the feed dogs.

3. It sounds to me as if you aren't making sure that the take up leaver is in the top position before you press the "foot button down" Make sure you press "needle up" before you press foot down. That way the dogs should be in the correct position for you to get the fabric under there and proceed. In the mean time... I would strongly recommend you go back to your dealer and take some lessons. It sounds to me that when you learned to sew... you were not trained the proper procedures.

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Can you see the feed dogs moving?

un thread, raise the pressure foot then manually turn the flywheel towards you and watch the feed dogs (the teeth that move under the needle plate). If they are not moving around and coming up above the needle plate then one of two things:
either you've accidentially disengaged the feed dogs, check the manual for instructions to reengage, sometimes a knob, button or slide, often on the front base or around the back of the free arm.

If they are engaged but not moving up at all, then something has gone in the drive to them, usually a gear in the free arm area. In which case, take to the shop for repair.

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Why would my Singer 6235 not feed the fabic:


h! there,
fabric moves forward when machine run due to movement of feed dogs,feed dog has a teeth, when your foot presser goes down attached to fabrics the pressure hold the fabric between pressure foot and feed dogs that why when machine run feed dogs pushed fabric when recieved stitch.try to check adjustment of feed dogs it maybe set at rest or neutral.reset it to upward towards needle.check also bobbins thread if accumulation was build up under feed dogs.regard and have a nice day.

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My thread gets stuck down in the bobbin area.


Ensure that you are threaded correctly, set your tension for roughly 4.5 and "floss" your machine when threading by grabbing the thread by the needle immediately prior to threading the needle with your left hand, and the thread on the top by the spool with your right hand; then pull the thread back and forth briefly.
Ensure that your bobbin is in the bobbin case in the correct orientation.
Ensure that your feed dogs are in the "up" position. Many inexpensive machines do not have the option to drop the feed dogs, and I believe your kenmore to be one that lacks the option, but consult your manual just to be sure.
Also make sure you're using a good quality thread. Use a European thread, and definitely avoid anything from the dollar bin or any kind of "dual duty" type thread. Cheap thread causes nasty nasty things to happen to sewing machines.

If none of these fixes solves your problem, let me know; but going through the above will solve 99% of problems like you're describing.

Good luck,

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