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The feeder plate isn't working. how do I fix?

The feeder moves forward and back but does not rise up to move material.

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Here is a link for a free manual see if it has the information in it
about the feed dogs, some machine have a lever to adjust the
feeddogs and some don't

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/864_white-970,972,979-x-.pdf

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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SOURCE: teeth do not move material forward when sewing

the problem is the feed dog is in the wrong position,, in the operation manual it should tell where the feed dog is on that sewing machine, & what position it's suppose to be in to sew normally

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The feeders aren't working. The material stays in one place.


We don't know what machine you have, but I'm guessing perhaps you dropped the feed dogs for darning. The feed dogs will still move backward, down, then forward, but in darning mode, they never rise above the needle plate to grab the fabric.

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I have a new ruby sewing machine the material will not pass under the foot. The needle just goes up and down in one spot


Make sure the stitch length is set high enough to actually move the fabric. Also check that the feed dogs are actually moving forward and backward when stitching (they should move from front to back, then drop below the needle plate and move to the front, where they rise again,)..

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Does it feed.the.material by itself.automatically or do you have to do it


machines feed automatically
the bottom feed is by a set of jaws that rise up and move back then down and repeat the process back or forward according too the sewing direction required
mostly if it is not progressing the stitch it is because the feed direction is close to neutral position or in the middle of forward /back

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Singer model no 9022 feeder feet does not move material thread bunges under material


Check that the stitch length is set high enough that the feed dogs will actually advance the fabric. Setting the stitch length too low will cause the machine to basically sew in place.

Also, check that the feed dogs have not been "dropped" to allow darning or free motion quilting. Dropping the feed dogs lowers them so they will not rise above the needleplate and will not grip nor move the fabric.

If your machine is mechanical (not computerized), it may need a good cleaning and oiling. If the old oil has solidified, it could be preventing the feed dogs from moving like they should.

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Aug 27, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Material won't move? How to adjust feed dog if that is the problem


Is the feed dog raised into sewing position and not dropped as for darning? Feed dogs need to be in the raised position in order to pull the fabric through the machine.

If the stitch length is set too short, it will cause the fabric to barely move thereby causing the machine to stitch in one place.

Raise your presser foot and gently rotate the handwheel and watch the feed dogs. Do they rise when coming to the front of the machine, move toward the back of the machine, drop down below the needle plate, and move forward to the front of the machine again? If so, the feed dogs are working properly.

If the feed dogs never rise, they are in the dropped position for darning or free motion quilting when you would move the fabric manually.

If, on the other hand, the feed dogs do not move at all, then they are seized and you should probably get your machine serviced.

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Pfaff Clasic 2025 and when I start to sew I get a stitch and then it just sets there. the needle just goes up and down in the same stitch and doesn't move forward.


check the feeder feet with out material under the presser foot see if they are up or down and moving or not . some I do know the feed feet are retractable .

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Feeder not moving


knotted up thread under the material indicates that the needle thread tension is incorrect ( needs tightening)
once you have that correct the material, will feed normally
use scrap when adjusting and the correct tension is when the top and bottom threads meet at the join ( middle -center )of the materials being sewn

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The Feeder Dogs are not moving forward or backwards on my sewing machine.


Are the Feed Dogs dropped? Check your manual for the location of the switch. .... otherwise your mechanism has been compromised. Take it in for repair.

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I have an older 1998 portable Bernina with feeder problems.


Maybe just working that bullet shaped part will get it going. If it's a 930, you need to turn the handwheel to make the dogs get back into 'operational mode' after you move the knob.

Sometimes the mechanism is stuck behind the knob. Don't force the knob. It's possible to take the motor casing off and work it loose. Use TriFlow lubricant (small black bottle Sherwin-Williams) and leave for a while. Push gently with a pencil. Whatever you do, don't whack it with a hammer, like some folks say. It likely needs to move in the other direction (if it's stuck in 'regular' mode) i.e. towards the needle end.

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I had the same problem and had recently posted my own message, with no replies. Took it to a repair person and he fixed it at no cost - it was stuck in reverse because the mechanism(s) were all gunked up. Take off the accessory box on the machine and the bottom plate. move the mechanism so they move freely and take out any gunk you see. The feeder dogs should now move back & forth in addition to up & down, feeding the material properly

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