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Brother compal sovereign 847

Need info on brother compal sovereign 847.
bought at thrift store.

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SOURCE: I found this at a thrift store and there wasn't an instruction manual. Am needing one to figure it out.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2013

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SOURCE: Bought Brother XL711 from thrift store. Feed dogs don't advance fabric. Adjusted tension, but no help. Reverse & down feed dogs buttons don't work. Would like to fix it if possible.

the feed dogs will have to be in operation in both directions before anything else can be accomplished
you may have to get to the insides to find the reason that the buttons are not operational
could be seized parts , cotton /fluff jamming the parts
unfortunately there is not a free pdf down load for the machine and any others are instructional manuals ( user manuals for $10.00 us ) and probably would not show have to repair the internals
might I suggest that you talk with a sewing machine mechanic in a repair shop to see what may be wrong that will not allow the directions to change

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

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SOURCE: Bought Brother XL711 from thrift store. Feed dogs don't advance fabric. Adjusted tension, but no help. Reverse & down feed dogs buttons don't work. Would like to fix it if possible.

It appears that your machine is a mechanical model (NOT computerized). Most likely the machine has set for quite some time without any maintenance and it needs some TLC--cleaning and oiling. Mechanical machines frequently suffer from the old oil solidifying and sticking the moving parts together so the machine will not operate. Do not force the motor to run the machine as it could burn out the motor.

Suggest taking it to a repair shop and asking them to check it out. If there are no parts requiring replacement, you could have a nice working machine for ~$100.


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