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Machine will not advance fabric. Feet move up and down but not front to back.

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  • jessnbarb Jul 13, 2010

    The stitch itself is fine. ONLY problem is the feet won't move the fabric thru. Feet DO move above the plate but are not pulling fabric toward back of machine.

  • jessnbarb Jul 13, 2010

    All these have been find automated suggestions, but to problems that I DON'T have. The ONLY problem is that the feet don't move in a front to back direction to pull the fabric through.

  • jessnbarb Jul 15, 2010

    OK, have tried solutions 1,2,3 to no avail. Now that I have gone thru the preliminaies, please address the specific problem I am having. Machine stitch is fine when I manually move fabric thru. Is there a fuse of might something have come loose inside the machine?

  • jessnbarb Jul 15, 2010

    Maybe I have used some incorrect terms because none of the solutions are addressing MY PROBLEM. I have the needle plate off and can see that the feed dogs are moving up and down but are not moving forward and backward. That is the ONLY problem.

  • jessnbarb Jul 15, 2010

    Solution 4 does NOT address my problem. What's next.

  • jessnbarb Jul 15, 2010

    Accept or Reject?... I REJECT. I have received Solution #4 about 4 times now and explained each time that it does NOT address my problem. I would like you to try ONE MORE TIME to find a reason for my problem. If the next solution is another generic automated one, I am done with FixYa.

  • jessnbarb Jul 16, 2010

    Re:Solution #5. I know how to adjust the stitch size. There is no front to back movement of feed dogs no matter what number the dial is set at.

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Hi, have you tried adjusting the tension as you sew?
Use a scrap piece of the same fabric, (doubled, etc to simulate piece you'll be working) and adjust the tension as you sew. Sometimes, that's all it takes.

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Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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I am not an expert in Sweing machines but I have found a link for you wherein you can follow instruction to dismantle it. It seems that there might be some problem within the sweing machines that why the lever is not moving. I advice you to go to the below mentioned webiste:

http://www.riccar.com/ftp/whitepapers/1570-6950-bl2800-695.pdf

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Hello,

If your machine does not advance,take the plate off of the feed dogs and check for lent and fuzz bliud up.

Take a can of dust off to blow the lent out of machine.


This will rectify the problem.

Thanks

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See that it has a button on the right side..the other than the one that sets the stem size...It is smaller and it is somewhere in the right side..usually ...That button ( spin-able ) controls the lower foot ..the one that actually drive the fabric front to back ....If this is set to 0 ..the under foot is not touching the fabric and it is not moving it ....just increase the value ...you will see after it behave ..how much ...usually at the half...

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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    Catalin Turcu Jul 15, 2010

    by the way ..it may be not a button but a lever ..the issue is the same it is in the 0 position and it is not moving in the front to back ..but only at the spot ...when you increase the value on that button it will make the step bigger and move the fabric...

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    Catalin Turcu Jul 17, 2010

    I though yesterday that you did not understood that I wasn't refering on the stich lenght wheel (button ) but at the other one ..smaller that controls the feed dog ... anyway ..another thing crossed my mind...check ..maybe the lever or button that allows you to go forward and backward ...is stuck in the middle ...When it does that the fabric also will not advance...

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Hello,
Here are a few solutions to check.

* Check your fabric to make sure it isn’t caught on something.

* Check your pressure foot to make sure it’s screwed tightly in place.

* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot as it may be too light or too heavy for your fabric.

* Check your feed dogs for lint. If your feed dogs are clogged with lint, they're not gripping your fabric properly. Remove your pressure foot and clean out any lint with an old toothbrush.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this function. They may have been inadvertently lowered.

* Check your stitch length regulator, If it’s set at “0” or a very small number, try switching to a longer stitch length.

* Change your needle, it may be damaged.

* Check your needle plate and make sure it’s securely in place.

* Use a “Jean-a-ma-jig” or a “Hump-jumper”. If you’ve been trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try using this tool (your local fabric store should carry it). It keeps your pressure foot level as you sew over the bump and gives your feed dogs something to grip.

I hope this helps

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Hi,
there could be many reasons for the same. Personal examination will reveal the exact cause.. but here I am giving you two usual cause... (1) Have you tried adjusting the tension as you sew? Use a scrap piece of the same fabric, (doubled, etc to simulate piece you'll be working) and adjust the tension as you sew. Sometimes, that's all it takes.... (2) or the fabric forward mechanism has been stop functioning. there are many parts comes under this so personal examination will reveal the exact cause.. but still, some times little oiling can solve the problem...
Hope this has helped you.. Thanks...

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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Welcome to FixYa
Sir/Madom,
First of all Turn power off and wait about 20 minutes. Safety device will reset, and machine will be ready to operate.
Correctly check and do Following-you will be Solved[Step by step]..
>Choose correct size needle for thread and fabric. >Properly insert needle. >Securely tighten needle clamp screw. >Use correct presser foot. >Reset presser foot. >Do not pull fabric, guide it gently.
>Decrease stitch length. >Replace needle. >Reset thread tension. >Increase pressure on presser foot. >Use underlay of tissue paper. >Upper thread and bobbin thread should be the same size and kind.

>Rethread machine. >Tighten upper thread tension. >Do not pull fabric; guide it gently. >Increase pressure on presser foot. >Reset presser foot. >Rewind bobbin.
>Securely install bobbin into bobbin case. >Correctly thread bobbin case. >Check to see that bobbin has been wound evenly. >Clean bobbin case and shuttle.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • shafi
    shafi Jul 13, 2010

    Which is your Model ...??

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Try adjusting the tension as you sew. Use a scrap piece of the same fabric, (doubled up to simulate the piece you'll be working on) and adjust the tension as you sew.

http://www.patio-furniture-cushions.net/kenmore-sewing-machine-fabric-wont-move-gone-through-maunual-trying-to-fix-problem-difficulties-wtension

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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