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My feed plate does not push the fabric through.

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Check the operation manual to see the postion for the feed dog to sew

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The feed is not pushing the fabric through right. It gets stopped at the very least thickness


-Need more tension. (More pressure) Any adjustment on the foot?
If so. tight it more.

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Mai Lor

Jul 08, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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No knob to adjust presser foot pressure. Space between feed dogs & presser foot is too tight to pull a piece of fabric out with foot down. Diagonal seams get pushed out.


You should not be able to pull fabric from the machine when the presser foot is down. The presser foot should always be raised before removing the fabric.

Are you trying to darn or quilt something without the feed dogs activated? If so, there are special presser feet for that purpose that are shorter in height (ie darning foot) which allow more space between the presser foot and the stitch plate so the fabric can be moved freely.

Apr 17, 2015 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Fabric wont feed and the lever doesnt change the feed. What can I do?


Did you check the thread tension? And your bottom bobbin?

Dec 13, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I have been sewing all morning. Suddenly the fabric does not feed everything is clean


Look at the feed dogs to see if they are rising above the needle plate at least 1 mm. If not rising lint may have felted between the feed dogs and the needle plate. It could also be the feed dogs have been lowered, or the height has slipped. If the feed dogs are above the needle plate turn the hand wheel and see if they are moving from the front of the machine to the back. If not it is a length adjustment. If this is normal the pressure on the fabric may be too low. Another problem may be the timing of the feed dogs. The feed dogs should rise above the needle plate when the needle leaves the fabric and descend when the needle comes down into the fabric. This requires an expert to fix.

Mar 15, 2014 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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Fabric will not feed


DO NOT pull your fabric through. Under the face plate you will find the feed dogs. They are two rows of "textured" metal things that grab the fabric from underneath and pull it back. This pulls your fabric through. Look in your manual for info on the feed dogs. They are adjustable. You need to raise the feed dogs to a higher position.

Aug 12, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Feeding device (with "teeth") does not come up


Reengage the feed dogs by pushing the feed dog button AND manually turning the flywheel towards you through one stitch sequence, you should see them moving back above the needle plate after a stitch has been made.

Oct 10, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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How to use the differential adjustment knob on the Juki MO-644D. Not seeing instruction in the manual


Found the manual here on features page http://jukihome.com/products/mo644d.html
Differntial feeding is covered on page 25, and the diagram showing location of the differential feed knob and stitch length knobs inside the cloth plate is on page 2.

So swing open the left cover (cloth plate) to access these controls.

Differential feed means you change the feeding speed of the two feed dogs so the front one feeds at a different speed to the back one. Effectively, this either streches the fabric as you seam, or pushes the fabric together as you seam. So if you want to do a rolled hem "lettuce" edge you are stretching the fabric with the differential feed to achieve this, turn the numbers up. If you are sewing a loose knit and it is "waving" then turn the diff feed down to 0.7 or so to squeeze the fabric back together.

That's basically it! Like anything on an overlocker, test sew, adjust, test sew, adjust until you are getting the right effect.

Feb 28, 2011 | Juki MO-644D Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Kenmore Model (385.15108200) Fabric not moving


hi! there if your feed dog does not move the fabric forward or backward,if this is so try to run machine w/o the fabric check if feed dog move on cycle,the teeth should be moving upward and downward rotation pushing action on your fabric,the teeth should come out to the plate slot of feed dog.if not adjust upward, and adjust also the presser foot of needle.if your feed dog is not moving when machine running,thre is a mechanical disengage or loosen in shuttle assymble and feeder dog mechanism they link together ubder the machine,as the shuttle move on one stroke the feeder also move also with the needle.Chesk the adjustment and link mechanism.in addition to this try to clean feed dogs by brush chips thread and fabrics sometimes stored on mechanism of feed dogs and shuttle.

Mar 19, 2009 | Kenmore 15208 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Feed dog is not working.


Think of it as if it as two sets of fingers, behind and in front of where you are making the stitch. The numbers on the indicator should be thought of as X to one. 1 is always the rear hand, and X is the front one. If you go to a lesser number (like 0.5) with your front hand (feed dog) it means that they only feed the fabric one half as far as the rear one, so you are stretching the fabric at the point where it is being sewn. If you go to a larger number (like 2) that should be read as 2 to 1. In other words, your front hand is pushing the fabric twice as far as the rear one is, so it is compressing the fabric where it is being sewn. Wonderful invention!

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