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Machine will not feed material thru. Needle goes up and down but I cant pull material thru to catch the stitch

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Use a fresh needle and install with flat side facing rear of machine. Is your clutch engaged, after you wound the bobbin? Do you have an owners manual? If not, go online to and download one for free. It is good to have a copy on hand anyway. Good luck

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Sewing through thick material not working for me. Doesn't catch all the thread and leaving gaps of no stitches on the top and bottom. What can be done?

Hmm, interesting combination of problems.

Try a brand new needle (push it all the way up into the needle apparatus while tightening) and check that it is the correct needle for your machine (sometimes machines will have more trouble using Singer or generic brand needles). Also, is the needle inserted facing the proper direction? Verify that you are using the correct needle type for the fabric you are sewing, ie sharp for woven fabric, ball point for knit.

When stitching, do not pull or push the fabric through your machine. Sometimes that will cause skipped stitches. If you are having trouble getting the fabric to feed through the machine, you might try a teflon, roller, or walking foot that will help pull the thicker fabric. Check that the presser foot pressure is adjusted for heavier fabric.

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Basic Maintenance Tension Skipped Stitches

P.S.--as an after-thought--are you using a heavier needle like a #14 or higher? If not, it could be that the lighter weight needles are deflecting when penetrating the fabric causing missed stitches.

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My sewing machine wont RUN. The needle goes up and down but the material wont move along.

under the foot around the needle, there should be two rows of what look like teeth, these pull the material through and there will be an adjustment mechanism on the machine. Try leaving the foot up while you run the machine, you should see the teeth going up and down; if they are it is most likely just a case of setting up the amount of pull. I think it is adjusted with the wheel that sets the length of stitch.

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Feed dog stopped moving. Is this something I can fix or should I cough up $150 for the repair?

Have the feed dogs been left down? If not, then they may need a clean, take a toothpick or toothbrush and gently clear all the ridges as threads and debris get stuck in there and stop it doing its job of moving material.

Oct 01, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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How do I stop my needle from breaking and how to I see to it that the machine is self feeding the material forward instead of me having to pull it towards me to get the stitches into the material?

The needle may be bent, but surely the material should feed away from you not towards? Is the bobbin in correctly? If you have inadvertently left the feed dogs down the material will not be gripped and stay in the same place instead of moving. Check.

Mar 27, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Singer sewing machine 1030 feed dog will not pull material in

try using maximum stitch length, if still not working try removing needle plate and clean you teeth

Feb 18, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I have a 5150 model and i am making cushion covers, but my machine is not sewing it does goes though the materal but showes no stitches.what can i do?

try using a larger needle if your needle isn't large enough for the material you are using the needle may go thru but the thread wont go thru far enough to catch. The needle may be the correct size but just not sharp enough, the thicker the fabric the faster your needle will dull and a dull neele never works correctly

Oct 29, 2010 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Presser foot will not feed and the thread wont catch

The presser foot is not suppose to feed. It's purpose is to hold the fabric in place as the feed dogs feed the fabric from the front to the back of the machine as stitches are formed.

Check the needle to be sure it is installed with the flat side of the needle shank facing the back of the sewing machine.

Refer to your manual to be sure the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the guides.

Pull the bobbin thread up by lowering the threaded needed down and then back up. Pull both threads under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Set the stitch length to 2.

Place a scrap of fabric under the presser foot. Holding onto the ends of both threads, lower the needle into the fabric for the first stitch.

If the machine still does not stitch, the machine may need to go in for maintenance as the timing may need to be adjusted.

If the feed dogs are not moving, this also needs to be repaired by sewing machine service tech.

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Are feed dogs supposed to be up or down w/ embriodery unit?

The embroidery carriage automatically lowers the feed dogs when put in place

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Material doesn't move

Are the feed dogs engaged? Janomes usually have a feed dog sliding switch, either on the back of the sewing machine at the bottom, or behind the accessory case. Be sure the check it out. Hope this helps!

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