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Brother XL 5011 the material is feeding through but the machine will not stitch

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SOURCE: can't select stitches 11-21

To select stitches 11-21 you position the stitch length dial on the "SS" setting , and the pattern selecting dial on the desired stitch number. 

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SOURCE: Brother XL-6562 sewing machine is not feeding fabric through properly

Oil might help but it sounds like you don't have enough pressure on the foot. You can take the casing off where the light is and there is a screw back there that controls the tension on the pressure foot. It is not meant to be changed by anyone but a professional. I've changed the tension but it wasn't easy. If you are still interested let me know and I will try to explain.

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SOURCE: Brother XL-2220 ND Sewing Machine.

got a machine handed down to me from my grandmother but she didn't teach me how to thread it. can some one please help me?

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SOURCE: Brother XL--2600 Sewing Machine not picking up Stitches at all!

Take the thread out, Take the needle plate out Watch as the needle comes comes down, make sure the hook is just above the eye of the the needle as it makes its pass by the scarf of the needle if not refer to my post on timing.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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