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Material wont feed through

The rigid part that helps feed material through seems to have dropped

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If you remove the accessory box and look carefully behind it, you'll see a feed dog drop sliding button. Just slide the button over to the other position, take a few stitches, and voila, the feed dogs pop up again! Hope this helps...

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Since your machine came with a darning plate, your feed dogs probably are not intended to drop. With that thought, it would appear something has broken or failed on your machine requiring professional service.

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If the fabric is not feeding, the feed dogs are probably not operating properly. Check that they have not been dropped below the needle plate (which is done when darning or free motion quilting). In this setting, the feed dogs never rise above the needle plate to grab and pull the fabric.

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You don't mention the brand and model of your machine. If it is 25 years old, it's probably a mechanical machine (ie, not computerized). If it is mechanical and it has not been cleaned and oiled for quite some time, the old oil has most likely gotten sticky over the years. Sounds like the feed dogs are stuck.

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Hi, if you remove the accessory box and look carefully behind it, you'll see a feed dog drop sliding button. Just slide the button over to the other position, take a few stitches, and voila, the feed dogs pop up again and start feeding...

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