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I have a brother ult2003d. the fabric will not do thought., the feed dog will not come up to grap the fabric. i change needle ,check the thread. made sure i had the right foot on it, i cleaned the mechine but the feed dog still will not catch the fabric to move it though . could some one help me please

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Have you checked your manual? It tells on page 1-6 about the feed dog lever, that must be put moved to the right. Now on pg 1-7 it tells you how a adjust your presser foot pressure. You can look at your manual under customer support at and download it. Then, save it and enlarge the diagrams. You really need to read your manual and familiarize yourself with the different levers and threading. If, the manual does not answer your questions call Brother and see if they have a dvd of this machine to teach you about it. Most stores who sell the this type of machine will teach you all about it, take advantage of it because it looks like a very nice machine and you will have a great time with it after you learn all of the bells and whistles. Good luck and Happy New Year.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011


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