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A set of feed dogs typically resembles two or three short, thin metal bars, crosscut with diagonal teeth, which move back and forth in slots in a sewing machine's needle plate. Their purpose is to pull ("feed") the fabric through themachine, in discrete steps, in-between stitches.
when the feed dogs are in the down postion the machine stay in one place when the feed dogs are in the up positon then the machine will sew if the machine still doesn't sew when the feed dogs are in the up position the feed dogs need to be checked to see if they need a adjustment or need to be replaced
when the feed dogs are in the up position the sewing machine will sew but when the feed dogs are down postion it will darn try the feed dog lever again if you can move the feed dog lever and the feed dogs respond going up and down then you know that the feed dogs are working and are not broke but if they do not respond then they need to be checked to see what's wrong with them
First, lift the presser foot; next, push the feed dog lever to the raised position; finally, turn the handwheel towards you until you hear the feed dogs snap into place
If it doesn't, you will have to run a maintenance check on your feed dogs,
Unplug the machine and examine the feed dogs. The newer machines have metal feed dogs, but older models may have rubber ones, which often need replacing. Examine the feed dogs and check for damage.
Remove the throat plate, which is the covering over the feed dogs, and clean it with a soft cloth. Use a small soft brush to clean the feed dogs. Make sure to remove all lint and thread from the grooves of the teeth. Some machines have an adjustment that lowers the feed dogs for specific sewing procedures. They should be in the raised position for better viewing during the cleaning process.
Clean the area around the feed dogs with a soft brush. Compressed air is a good choice to use in the small tight areas.
Wipe down all areas with a clean, lint free cloth before replacing the throat plate.
Prepare to clean the feed dogs and all other areas that lint may accumulate on, after every project. Your sewing machine will last longer and need fewer repairs if kept clean and lint free.
Always unplug the sewing machine before any type of maintenance or cleaning.
Never use a sharp tool when cleaning the feed dogs as this may cause damage to the sewing machine.
Pull out the removable table and you will see the drop down feed dogs switch lever behind the back of the machine. Move that lever to the left or right to have feed dogs go back to normal sewing mode OR for embroidery mode.
Remove extension table/accessory box by gentle pulling it away from machine. You are left with just the free arm. In the back of the free arm, lower left corner, you will fine the feed dog lever. Push the leaver to the right to lower the feed dog.Instructions for lowering and raising the feed dog are on page 48 of your owner's manual. Good luck!
I have the same problem...this is a work around, not a fix.
You need a small flat-head screwdriver.
1. Remove the clear bobbin cover.
2. Make sure the feed dog switch is in the DOWN position.
3. Slide the screwdriver under the feeddogs from inside the bobbin area & lift the feed dogs.
4. While holding the feed dogs in the up position, return the feed dog knob to the up position.
You have to do this every time you put the feed dogs down...bummer, but I can find no broken part or adjustment that corrects this. If it's inside the machine body, I don't mess with it... I did take off the bottom plate in the feed dog area..one screw holds it.... there is nothing there to indicate a problem.