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When I lower the presser foot to sew, there is no pressure on the fabric. I can move the material without any difficulty and the machine sews, there is just no pressure on the fabric for the feeddogs to grasp and feed the material thru. I love this machine and hope for a solution to this problem..Thank you. Kandie Dunsworth

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Check your book and read what the tension should be, and make sure that the feed dogs are up.

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