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How to raise feed dogs? - Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized Sewing Machine

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  • jesster348 Nov 08, 2008

    i manually raised the feed dogs as indicated, but it seems that they won't stay high enough to feed the fabric through. the raise/lower switch definitely does not work and they did seem to lock in place after i manually turned the handwheel, but just aren't up high enough still to properly move the fabric through. any other suggestions?

  • gtaylor7 Jan 13, 2009

    feed dogs will not stay up when manually turning wheel one revolution. they will move up a little bit yet they are still below the table. now what?

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same issue with the feed dogs on my machine....can the lever that is suppose to raise the feed dogs just worn out?

    Also, the manual I do have suggests that the thread control be set at 'auto'. How does one change the machine from manual to auto. I see the indicator, but don't know how to re-set to 'auto'. I would appreciate any information you could give me on this.

    Thank you in advance.

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Remove the needleplate and clear out any lint or felt deposits from between the teeth of the feeddogs, give the entire bobbin case area a good clean if it needs it too !!.

If that did not solve the troubles, there is a switch to raise/lower feeddogs, once reset to up position, one full revolution of the handwheel is needed for them to engage and raise.

If you want any more help with this, just post back here, or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at www.bargainbox.com.au

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First, lift the presser foot; next, push the feed dog lever to the raised position; finally, turn the handwheel towards you until you hear the feed dogs snap into place

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