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SOURCE: When I lower the presser foot to sew, there is no

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

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SOURCE: the feeddog pushes the material towards me,

has the sewing machine been used to sew in reverse?

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Is this a second hand machine ?

Is the stitch length selector set to > 1
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