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The feed dogs are down is there any way to raise them?

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Read your manual and you will have to move your handwheel, towards and they will come up. Get a copy of your manual to download for free at brother-usa.com. Good luck

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Material won't move? How to adjust feed dog if that is the problem


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.

If the feed dogs never rise, they are in the dropped position for darning or free motion quilting when you would move the fabric manually.

If, on the other hand, the feed dogs do not move at all, then they are seized and you should probably get your machine serviced.

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Janome/New HomeHF 2022 How do I raise and lower feed dogs


With the straight stitch set to zero the feed dogs should be down. To use a different number will make the feed dogs rise above the plate.

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How do I get the feed dog up on model 6235


The feed dog for that machine is NOT designed to be raised or lowered; instead a cover is put over the needle plate. You might want to remove the needle plate--it's designed to be removed to access the bobbin case--and see if you can pop it up again. On models that DO have the ability to raise and lower their feed dogs, once it has been lowered, if you press the dial or lever to raise it, it won't raise until the hand wheel is turned one or two times.

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Can not raise feed dogs


They WILL come up for you, and here's how. You see, anytime you put the feed dogs down they go down right away. But when you put them up again, you have to turn the hand wheel TOWARDS YOU (ALWAYS TOWARDS YOU FOR ANYTHING) at least one or two times before the dogs come up again. You'll hear them "snap" into place, but until you do that, they won't move at all, on ANY machine I'm familiar with.

A word about pulling the hand wheel towards you. If you turn it away from you for more than one revolution, you run the risk of throwing off the timing. I was told this by a technician of many years experience many years ago.

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How do i raise the feed dogs on my singer 30215 machine


Slide of the the little table with the accessories in.There is a feed dog adjustment lever at the back of the machine. sliding the lever to the 2 filled in arrows pointing down, will lower them and the 2 filled in arrows pointing up will raise them. The feed dogs will not rise up if you do not turn the hand wheel manually, even if the lever is slid to the right.You must make a complete turn of the wheel to raise the feed dogs.
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The needle moves up and down and the presser foot is lowered (and attached properly) but the fabric is not being pulled through.


Yes, there definitely could be something wrong, but there are some things you should check. Most machines are capable of raising and lowering the feed dogs; yours might be fully or partially lowered, so that while it moves, it's not far enough up to the surface to move the fabric. Using the lever or dial, LOWER it all the way, then RAISE it all the way, but you're not finished. It will still not raise until you turn the hand wheel TOWARDS you (ALWAYS towards you on every machine) at least one and possibly two revolutions. You'll then SEE and most likely HEAR it click up. I know someone who got a steal on a Brother marked defective because the feed dogs wouldn't raise, so she brought it home, turned the hand wheel two revolutions, and viola! The feed dogs raised!

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Singer 758 model and the material is not feeding through the machine. Needle is only going up and down in one spot.


here is a link for a free manual, check to see if the feed dog lever is up in the sewing position, if the feed dog lever is down then try to raise it up. if it will not raise then the machine needs to be check to see what's wrong with the feed dog.
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/6dc4cd61b0c61a5fc13e60785f01d29199328059.pdf

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Feed dogs will not raise, I have lifted the presser foot, pushed the feed dog lever to the raised positon and turned the handwheel till i heard the click. They still will not snap into place in the raissed...


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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

If it doesn't, you will have to run a maintenance check on your feed dogs,

Unplug the machine and examine the feed dogs. The newer machines have metal feed dogs, but older models may have rubber ones, which often need replacing. Examine the feed dogs and check for damage.

Remove the throat plate, which is the covering over the feed dogs, and clean it with a soft cloth. Use a small soft brush to clean the feed dogs. Make sure to remove all lint and thread from the grooves of the teeth. Some machines have an adjustment that lowers the feed dogs for specific sewing procedures. They should be in the raised position for better viewing during the cleaning process.

Clean the area around the feed dogs with a soft brush. Compressed air is a good choice to use in the small tight areas.

Wipe down all areas with a clean, lint free cloth before replacing the throat plate.

Prepare to clean the feed dogs and all other areas that lint may accumulate on, after every project. Your sewing machine will last longer and need fewer repairs if kept clean and lint free.

Always unplug the sewing machine before any type of maintenance or cleaning.

Never use a sharp tool when cleaning the feed dogs as this may cause damage to the sewing machine.

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Feed dogs


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 :)
Hope this helps :D

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