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The feed dog switch does not work and the feed dog is down. Can this be repaired easily?

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I have the same problem...this is a work around, not a fix. You need a small flat-head screwdriver. 1. Remove the clear bobbin cover. 2. Make sure the feed dog switch is in the DOWN position. 3. Slide the screwdriver under the feeddogs from inside the bobbin area & lift the feed dogs. 4. While holding the feed dogs in the up position, return the feed dog knob to the up position. You have to do this every time you put the feed dogs down...bummer, but I can find no broken part or adjustment that corrects this. If it's inside the machine body, I don't mess with it... I did take off the bottom plate in the feed dog area..one screw holds it.... there is nothing there to indicate a problem.

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don't know how i did it but it is working now. thanks anyway.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Did you turn the handwheel? The feed teeth will not come up until the machine is operated. Run it a few stitches and they will come up.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: The dog feed stuck in the downward position.

Have you turned the machine off and then back on?

The switch may be broken and you will need to find a sewing machine repair shop that repairs all brands of sewing equipment.

If you decide to purchase another machine try a different brand. This one seems to have on a lot of issues.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: The dog feed stuck in the downward position.

When you set the switch for the feed dogs to be in the up position, turn the handwheel 1 complete revolution and they should come up.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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Hi, My Elna 7000 doesn't easily feed medium or thin fabrics. Presser Foot tension lever is position 2 and the Feed Dog is rising normally. Any thoughts please? Does the F Dog wear out in any way?


Generally, the lighter the fabric weight, the heavier the presser foot pressure. Yes, feed dogs do wear with use. Do not run the machine without fabric between the presser foot and the feed dogs--the feed dogs constantly rubbing against the presser foot will quickly wear the feed dog points. Store the machine with the presser foot down with a pad between the presser foot and feed dogs (even a scrap piece of fabric will do). Also, be sure to clean the feed dogs of any gunky build-up. If the feed dog points are worn, it may be worthwhile to have them replaced.

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When the embroidery unit is on the machine the "the feed dogs are raised lower them" comes on when I go to the embroidery edit or embroidery on my lcd screen and the feed dogs are down.


The problem you've explained isn't totally clear. I'll try to give help on your problem.
On embroidery machines the feed dogs are suppose to be down while operating in the embroidery mode.
When you change programs to embroidery the sewing machine recognizes this mode and automatically makes the feed dogs go into the down position.
If you are attempting to operate embroidery and your feed dogs don't go under the plate then: Try the switch that is under the storage unit and switch it to free arm.

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My feed dogs keep coming up when using a hoop doing embroidery what can be the cause?


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I put the feed dogs down and now they won't go back up, what do I do now?


The feed dogs are driven by the feed driver mechanism, turn the hand-wheel forward and the feed dogs will come up. (Providing you have the feed dog switch to the up position).

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Have Viking 990 and feed dogs not working. Local repair man kept for over a month and then said it was the circuit board and that Viking no longer making circuit board for 990-- or, that machine can't be...


Is it that the feed dogs won't go up and down, or that you can't adjust the stitch length? If the feed dogs won't go up and down after you have released the feed dog button and cycled the handwheel one revolution, than there is a mechanical adjustment needed. I the stitch length can't be ajdusted, that It's either a circuit board of a step motor problem. The repair shop should be able to tell you that they swaped the feed motor with the zig zag motor to test this issue.

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Feed dogs won't stay down


Your machine needs to go in for service.

In the meantime, try this:

Set the stitch length to zero to slow down the motion of the feed dogs.

Securely tape an index card over the feed dogs with a hole punched in the center for the needle.

Painter's Blue Tape works well as it does not leave a residue.

Do a test sample to see if this will work for you until the machine can be repaired.

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The dog feed stuck in the downward position.


Have you turned the machine off and then back on?

The switch may be broken and you will need to find a sewing machine repair shop that repairs all brands of sewing equipment.

If you decide to purchase another machine try a different brand. This one seems to have on a lot of issues.

Feb 19, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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I have a bernina sport 801 and the fabri feeder


There is a small knob on the lower part of the main body under the stitch length lever. This controls the feed dog up or down. Make sure that it turns easily and fully to both positions. If it does and your problem persists, the feed dog height adjusting point is probably loose. A knowledgeable repair person needs to look at it. It is not a difficult repair, but several approaches need to be taken.

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Feed dogs


I was having trouble with this too, but found more help online...you have to switch the dog feed back to 'up'....then turn the needle wheel toward you....the feed dog should snap back into place :)
Hope this helps :D

Mar 18, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Feed dog is stuck


I have the same problem...this is a work around, not a fix. You need a small flat-head screwdriver. 1. Remove the clear bobbin cover. 2. Make sure the feed dog switch is in the DOWN position. 3. Slide the screwdriver under the feeddogs from inside the bobbin area & lift the feed dogs. 4. While holding the feed dogs in the up position, return the feed dog knob to the up position. You have to do this every time you put the feed dogs down...bummer, but I can find no broken part or adjustment that corrects this. If it's inside the machine body, I don't mess with it... I did take off the bottom plate in the feed dog area..one screw holds it.... there is nothing there to indicate a problem.

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