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The drive dogs on my Jones sewing machine VX760 don't feed the material because they are below the foot plate.

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You have ended up in the Vacuum cleaner section, but if you look in your User Manual on page 71 you will be able to read about how this is achieved...feeddog switch, then rotate hanwheel one full revolution to re-engage.
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1. make sure you have the correct needle plate in place for the "foot" you are using. There is a "general purpose' plate and then other that may not work with the "foot" you utilize.
2. make sure the bobbin is place in the bobbin socket properly.
3. Make sure the needle is inserted properly.
4. Check if you have to oil the cam assembly
Remove lint of fluff from exposed parts.
With a soft cloth,clean
1. Tension discs, take-up lever, and Thread guides.
2. Pressure bar and needle bar
3. Bobbin case. (If there is an excessive amount of lint in the area, remove the bobbin case for cleaning.
4. Remove face plate as instructed on page 62 of the manual and clean area behind it with a lint brush.
5.Remove needle plate as instructed on page 8 of the manual, and using brush, clean the rotating hook area under the needplate and side plate
6. Your machine require no oiling under normal conditions.
7. check your "Tension dial" to see if you have the proper tension.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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The thread should be going counter clockwise. You probably have to pullabout 3 inches of thread out of the bobbin to be safe, and pull that up overthe plate and drape to the left. Then pull about 5or 6 inches of thread outfrom the needle. Try holding that thread somewhat taught and lower your needleup and down with your side dial and see if it finally loops the bobbin thread. Hope this works.

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Check your tension first by sewing a wide zig zag stitch. Does the top of the stitch and the bottom look identical? The sides of the stitch should look like a hole where the thread disappears to the other side, with no extra thread from the other side coming through. It also should lie flat and not be puckering in the middle. When it looks identical and no puckering the tension is correct. Use the same type of material and thread you will be using for the embordery. The bottom side of the stitch is effected by the TOP tension. The top side of the stitch by the BOTTOM tension.

Are you stretching the material you're hand embordering with a hoop?

The dog feed needs to be totally down and if your machine has an adjustment the tension on the foot should be lessened too. (not all machines allow for that adjustment).

Last but not least make sure you have the right needle for the job and material.

Jamming up in the bobbin area would most likely be from the top tension being too loose but also make sure the material isn't getting pulled down in by stretching it with an embordery hoop. Do use a presser foot... a wide clear one is best.

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