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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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Posted on Apr 08, 2011

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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
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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.
8.

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.

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

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