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Fabric not feeding and jamming occurs

I was sewing and all of a sudden the fabric stopped feeding. Then the machine stops and there is a huge knot under theneath. I cleaned out the thread and removed all the lint and the machine works. The proplem now is the feed dog will not rise and the jamming still occurs. Please help....

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  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    My machine does not feed the fabric. The feedogs wont stay up and when I do get them to stay it is making a horrible noise.

  • therohrs Aug 27, 2008

    I lowered the feed dog by moving the lever to sew thick material. after finishing I moved the lever to raise the feed dog and turned the handwheel toward me for normal sewing as instructed in the manual. the feed dog is above the plane but does not feed the material

    any solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have followed all the threading instructions but the bobbin seems to jam after a single stitch and stops sewing. It was going perfectly until I refilled the bobbin. It produces a huge knot of thread under the fabric.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    feed dogs wont move fabric

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    fabric is slipping

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When this happens it is because the thread tension was not right so it gets stuck under the bobbin case and the feed dogs. Use a bigger lint brush and take out the bobbin casing and clean out the shuttle. When you rethread pull slightly on the thread before you feed it through the needle. This will make sure the thread is properly in the tension discs.

Posted on Apr 09, 2007

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Took my machine to sears repair center. Its 2 yrs old. They made adjustments under the feed dog and charged me $60 and said it was not a warenty issue even though this happened the frist time I used this feature.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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One major reason for the "birds nest" is turning the wheel away from you when raising or lowering the needle-the wheel should ALWAYS be turned toward you (counter clockwise). Additionally alway put your needle into the fabric to begin sewing and make sure the needle is all the way up when you end.

Posted on May 31, 2007

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