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The feed dog switch in the back of the machine will not raise the feed dog up and down. I had to take off the needle plate because material was stuck in the mechanism, but when I put it back on the feed dog would no longer raise. It's a Janome Memory Craft 8000

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  • kmapratt Jun 07, 2010

    I'm new to this and I guess there are experts in every field relative to the problem. The feed dog won't raise in my computerized machine.

  • kmapratt Jun 07, 2010

    You are a genius! I've lost a day of sewing, but I'm sure I just saved at least $100 bucks. Thank you so much!

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Try this basic torubleshooting steps for this is a common issue for Janome Memory craft. 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.

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This is showing up in the computer section. I think you would do better asking under sewing machines.

Otherwise, you may have to wait for someone who has specific knowledge of the machine.

Have you tried looking at the machine's site at: http://janome.com/

Good luck.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

  • kmapratt Jun 07, 2010

    I did........are there special sections for your problem.....I'm new to this

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Could be that you accidentally dropped the feed dogs. If the feed dogs are in the raised position and you have the stitch length set to at least #2 or higher, you should be able to see the feed dogs raise, move toward the back of the machine, then drop below the needle plate, and travel toward the front of the machine to begin the process again. If that is not happening the feed dogs have seized. If yours is an older mechanical machine, it could be that the old glue has dried and preventing the parts from moving like they should. If that is the case, your machine could benefit from a good service technician (cleaning, oiling & adjustment).

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Is the feed dog raised into sewing position and not dropped as for darning? Feed dogs need to be in the raised position in order to pull the fabric through the machine.

If the stitch length is set too short, it will cause the fabric to barely move thereby causing the machine to stitch in one place.

Raise your presser foot and gently rotate the handwheel and watch the feed dogs. Do they rise when coming to the front of the machine, move toward the back of the machine, drop down below the needle plate, and move forward to the front of the machine again? If so, the feed dogs are working properly.

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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 :)
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