Question about Singer 3116 Simple
Drop feed control want raise or lower drop feed om simple singer machine
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
They do not drop.
The accessories with this model include a darning plate, which is a plastic shield that snaps over the feed dogs.
If you cannot find the darning plate, poke a hole for the needle in the center of an index card and tape it over the feed dogs with blue painter's tape (does not leave a residue) and set the stitch length to zero.
Be sure to use a darning foot and lower the presser foot.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
SOURCE: feed dogs
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
These machines are known to have this problem. The feed lift cam has a groove worn in it that won't allow the feed dogs to come back up. It is on the lower shaft and needs to be replaced. You can get the feed dogs back up by taking off the needle plate and lifting them up manually while turning the hand wheel. They should stay up until you drop them again.
Some people will not replace the cam and live with it.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
On many machines you tilt the machine back on its hinges to see the underside and there you will find a thumbscrew to lower the feed dogs...you also need to be sure that your machine is capable of having its feed dogs lowered...not all machines can do this!
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Sounds like your feed dogs are in the down position. Make sure they are in position "A" (see picture)
Also, make sure your length dial is set to a medium setting (Usually 1.5 - 3)
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
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