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Sewing machine runs but does not push fabric through

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If you bend over the front of the machine, you will see a slider switch on the back of the machine, and there is a small "button" at the bottom right of the switch (your right). If you push this button down, you can slide the slider switch to your right and the feed dogs will go up.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine motor will not run after attempting

Overload Viking:
The machine has a built in overload protector, if your needle can’t penetrate, it may stop the machine from working for a few minutes. Just wait it will reset automatically. Then, try a Sharp needle (denim needle is ideal) and be sure to Never Never reverse sew on heavy fabric, your needle will bend and hit the needle plate, use the FIX button for knotting (it really does work).

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Sewing thick fabric and machine won't send it through

Sergers are not really meant to sew very thick material. The blades have a maximum amount of range, or thickness that they can reach to cut. If you go outside that range, get ready for a big repair bill! You can break loopers and even the needle plate when you "push" a serger. My advise would be to use you sewing machine for the, "pounding" work. The type of material matters too, A thick Quilt like fabric can be sewn becatuse it's not dense material. A thinner harder denim could max out at 3 layers because of it"s hard finish. If the fabric you're sewing isn't dense like, you could just need new knives.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: the thread bunches up under the fabric

Your bobbin cotton is probably wound on too tightly

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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YOu may have bent the needle. Put in a new needle and re-thread the whole machine. See if that works.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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Why is my stitch all wavy on the bottom when i sew knits?


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You could unconsciously be holding the fabric back when it is feeding through the machine so you are building in stretch. Or, the presser foot pressure could so high that the presser foot is actually pushing the fabric in front so it is building in stretch. If you have a presser foot pressure adjustment on your machine, you might try loosening it some. It would be helpful to use a roller foot or walking foot (if you have one) that will not impede the movement of the fabric but instead help the fabric move through evenly. Also, lengthen the stitch length and add a zig-zag. That will give the garment some give, but if the fabric does stretch, it will also go back to flat once you remove it from the machine.

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My machine will chain without fabric but as soon as I place fabric and sew it will not make stitches on fabric


Be sure to use brand new needles in the machine (confirm they are the correct needles for the machine) and make sure they are installed facing the correct direction and pushed all the way up before tightened. Start a chain without the fabric, then when it's a couple inches long, raise the presser foot and add the fabric.

Could be your machine has a timing issue and probably requires service.

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Singer 9030 runs but don't sew


try changing the needle--make sure the needle is the correct one
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also make sure the needle is turned the correct way in the needle
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Kenmore 385-16231 sewing machine. we are having problems with it breaking needles while sewing, we have never oiled this machine could this cause the needle breaking problem?


some sewing machines are self oiling some are not, instruction manual should tell,, when a sewing machine breaks needles it very possible that the machine is out of time & only a sewing machine repair shop has the tools to time the machine

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White sewing machine needle keeps breaking.


Machine breaks needles

1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.

2.the presser foot may not be installed properly

3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.

4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .

5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

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The pressure foot will not run the machine you have to push very hard the the machine goes very fast.


meed a little more info, make sure the pressure foot is in the down position,

what do you mean you have to push very hard, are you pushing on the fabric to fo under the needle,

if the presure foot is down, check the manual on how to adjust the pressure it may be to tight and need to loosen it

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Why would my Singer 6235 not feed the fabic:


h! there,
fabric moves forward when machine run due to movement of feed dogs,feed dog has a teeth, when your foot presser goes down attached to fabrics the pressure hold the fabric between pressure foot and feed dogs that why when machine run feed dogs pushed fabric when recieved stitch.try to check adjustment of feed dogs it maybe set at rest or neutral.reset it to upward towards needle.check also bobbins thread if accumulation was build up under feed dogs.regard and have a nice day.

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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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Sounds like the timing has been adjusted to be 180 degrees out of sync if fabric moves towards you while sewing, rather than away.

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