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After tangle in thread and jamb, feed dogs do not rise high enough to move fabric with lever in correct position. How do I adjust for proper rise?

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Have you moved the lever shown on page 12 or 13 in your manual? I looked at your manual at www.singerco.com and it showed a lever in the rear of your machine to move. If, you misplaced your manual, download one for free from the Singer site.

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Singer 4423 feed dogs are not working properly. Tested and verified that this happens without any thread in the machine. The dogs are not lowered. We've cleaned it and still no luck.


Now, I'm assuming that you pushed the feed dog lever in the back to the left successfully. If you couldn't make it move, try pushing the lever down and then to the left. You don't see any difference when that happens, because the feed dogs are actually ALWAYS down -- during ordinary sewing, they rise up to grab and push the fabric, then go down again. Turn the hand wheel (ALWAYS towards you) while looking at the feed dogs and see if they rise up during the cycle. I'll bet you DID lower them, but didn't realize it. What is actually does when you lower them is disengage the mechanism that makes them go up and down.

One more thing -- to set them in the up position again, you have to set the lever, then turn the hand wheel several times -- sometimes as much as five cycles -- and then you'll hear a click. That is true of ALL sewing/embroidery machines.

Dec 22, 2016 | Singer 4423 Electric Sewing Machine

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Singer model no 9022 feeder feet does not move material thread bunges under material


Check that the stitch length is set high enough that the feed dogs will actually advance the fabric. Setting the stitch length too low will cause the machine to basically sew in place.

Also, check that the feed dogs have not been "dropped" to allow darning or free motion quilting. Dropping the feed dogs lowers them so they will not rise above the needleplate and will not grip nor move the fabric.

If your machine is mechanical (not computerized), it may need a good cleaning and oiling. If the old oil has solidified, it could be preventing the feed dogs from moving like they should.

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Aug 27, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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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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Apr 09, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Just wanted to check troubleshooting ideas on the feed dogs. They seem to be engaged but not running fabric through when sewing


Check that the stitch length is set to make ~10 stitches per inch. This stitch is long enough to actually move the fabric. If the stitch length is set too short, the fabric will stay barely move and the needle will stitch almost in place.

Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. In this position, they do not rise and are, therefore, unable to contact the fabric to pull it through the machine.

With the presser foot raised and using no fabric, hand rotate the handwheel and watch if the feed dogs actually drop down below the needle plate, move toward the front of the machine, then rise above the needle plate, and move toward the back of the machine. If the feed dogs are moving in this manner, then they are functioning properly.

Is there lint or gunk stuck in the feed dogs? This will restrict the ability of the feed dogs to grip the fabric.

Are the feed dogs worn? Are the little teeth worn so there are no sharp points?

What type fabric are you using? If it is very light-weight or slick fabric, the feed dogs will have a difficult time gripping the fabric. Most machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment so that more pressure is applied between the presser foot and the feed dogs. Consult your Owner's Manual. The adjustment is usually a dial either on the left side of the machine, on the front of the machine located above the needle bar, or on vintage machines it is usually a skrew located under the top lid above the needle bar.

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Mar 26, 2016 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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My feed dogs will not pull my material through.


Check to be sure you have not inadvertently dropped the feed dogs on your machine. Dropped feed dogs are used for 'darning' or 'free motion quilting.' Below is info from Troubleshooting Manual:

Fabric does not feed through the machine
The feed dogs are lowered. Use the feed dog position switch to raise the feed dogs. 81
The stitches are too close together. Lengthen the stitch length. 42
The wrong presser foot was used. Attach the correct presser foot. 179
The needle is bent or blunt. Replace the needle with a new one. 34
The thread is tangled. Use scissors, etc., to cut the tangled thread and remove it from the race, etc.

Apr 11, 2015 | Baby Lock Esante

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The stitching is stuck on 0 length


The first thing to do is make sure the feed dogs are supposed to be feeding the fabric through. Check the lever or button that raises and lowers the feed dogs. Make sure it is in the position for ordinary sewing. If it is not, then move it to the correct position. Then, without any fabric under the presser foot, turn the main shaft of the machine by hand and watch the feed dogs underneath the presser foot. Don't simply look down at the dogs. Lower your viewpoint so that you're looking from front to back just SLIGHTLY above the horizontal level of the sewing deck. While looking at the area right where the feed dogs are, watch to see if the dogs a rising SLIGHTLY above the level of the deck. If they aren't, and if the feed dog lever is in the correct position for ordinary sewing, then something is out of adjustment or is broken. If you are not mechanically inclined or if you are totally terrified of opening up your machine to take a look, you'd better take it to a shop and let them do it.

Apr 03, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why won't my Elna SU model 62c feed fabric?


thread looping on the underside is a symptom of no tension on the top thread so you need to look at the top threading path and the tension dial, is it set to 5? and is the thread pulled fully into the tension disc? Also always thread the top thread with the presser foot raised as this opens up the tension discs so the thread can bed in correctly. If you can see the feed dogs rising up and down above the needle plate during their cycle then they should be gripping and moving the fabric forward. Is there presser foot coming down firmly onto the fabric when you release the presser foot bar? This part does have a big spring inside which applies pressure downwards, maybe this is what the mechanic meant was broken. Was he a sewing machine technician? Maybe try to locate an old school Elna technician, start with www.elna.com and go to your country, then search for a local dealer.

May 25, 2014 | Elna Sewing Machines

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The hand wheel won't move. i tried to see if the feed dog was at fault and moved the lever back and forth and now the feed dog is stuck in the down position - and the hand wheel won't move


Open the throat plate and bobbin area to see if thread has tangled there. Snip and remove thread with tweezers - do not yank or **** and tangles out of the machine.

Mar 18, 2010 | Bernina Bernette 75

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I need help in adjusting the feed dogs, they messed up when I adjusted the timing for the needle and bobbin.


When the sewing machine is properly timed, all the parts work together in a seamless flow of coordination. The needle moves from it highest point down toward the needle plate. The feed dogs reach the farthest point toward the back of the sewing machine. The feed dogs drop under the needle plate. This is just before the needle point reaches the needle plate. The needle continues to move down dragging the upper thread under the needle plate. It proceeds toward its lowest point.
The needle begins its rise back up. A loop of thread forms along the back of the needle. A special cut out on the back of the needle to accommodate this loop is called the scarf. The sewing machine hook slides behind the needle. The point of the hook slides into the thread loop and pulls the thread around the bobbin. The bobbin thread and upper thread wrap together. The needle and hook proceed through their actions under the needle plate. The feed dogs move under the needle plate from back to front.

The needle proceeds to rise again up out of the bobbin area exiting the needle plate. At the same time the feed dogs rise up out from under the needle plate. They begin to move from front to back as the needle continues to rise.
The thread from the bobbin flows through a bobbin tensioner providing resistance to the thread as it is drawn up by the upper thread knot. The upper thread is also under tension. This comes from the upper tension, thread guides, tension spring, and sewing machine take up lever.
The thread from top and bobbin grow increasingly tighter until they form a locked stitch in the middle of the fabric. This process is repeated for every stitch.
How do you adjust sewing machine timing?

The needle, hook, and feed dogs must move in harmony. If they fail to do so, the machine will not perform as expected. When the hook is just slightly out of time with the needle, you will notice skipped stitches. This may begin on only one side of the zig zag stitch or intermittently. If the timing is just a bit more out of sync, stitch formation will become impossible.
If the feed dog timing is out of sync, the fabric will not move through the machine as expected. Threads may bunch up or the fabric may just not move.
As you can see, timing is everything.
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Jan 29, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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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.

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