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I have a Bernina 630E. My feed dogs won't move up and down. When I push the button it seems to engage but nothing happens. Any suggestions on how I can fix it.

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Hello: This may sound silly but do you use your FHS knee lifter? From what I am reading the FHS lowers the feed dogs automatically when used. If you aren't currently using the FHS, perhaps when you removed it, it was in the raised position.

I would check that and look under your bobbin area to see that there is nothing jammed in there. Barring that your best option is to call or take your machine into your qualified Bernina technician.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011


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