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Re: problem with feeddog on my sewing machine
When the feed dogs have been dropped, some machine feed dogs will not become activated (rise & move backward & forward) until stitching is begun.
Be sure the stitch length is set high enough to actually cause the feed dogs to move forward & backward.
If they still do not move and your machine is mechanical (not computerized), the old oil may have solidified and is preventing them from moving. A good cleaning and oiling may be required. Other than that, it may need service.
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You might want to see if the drop feed control is down. There's a switch (for my Singer machine, you have to take off the removable sewing table/storage, and the switch is behind the machine)...if the drop feed is down, you can't see the "teeth" as I call them which grips the fabric.
Another idea is to back stitch (reverse sewing lever) a couple stitches and then try sewing.
check the feeddog to see if there in the up position, you'll be able to see & feel the feeddog teeth with your fingers,, but if you can't feel them the check the feeddog knob or lever. if the lever is in the up position & you can't move the lever or if you can move the lever up or down & the feeddogs don't move there position then it's possible that there's something wrong with them & the machine will have to be serviced
check the feeddogs & see if there in the up position, if there not move the lever or knob to the up position if the lever is up then there is something wrong with the feeddogs & it needs to be serviced
Your manual will tell you where your lever is to raise the feeddog, remember to move your handwheel towards you, never away from you when you want to raise the feeddogs. Also make sure that you have engaged the machine again if you wound a bobbin. My feeddogs on my old machine was on the machine, if you pulled off the extension part to make the machine into a free arm. If, you have problems go to Sears sewing department and they will show you.
Sounds like malfunction with the feeddogs or stitch length balance. Without thread or fabric, turn the handwheel and watch the feeddogs (the toothy looking things under the presser foot which moves the fabric as you sew). The amount of distance they move with each revolution of the handwheel determines the stitch length. Watch to see whether they move from front to back. It may be that they are worn out or that they are just too low to adequately move the fabric as you sew. Take to authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for repair. This is not something that can be done by the owner. Check Husqvarna Viking website for dealer closest too you.
Hi. Benieth the free arm there is a lever that you can switch from left to right. This raises and lowers the feeddogs for normal sewing and darning. Possibly you need to flip that switch lever. If that doesn't solve it then the freearm cover on the bottom needs to be removed and the feeddog mechanism cleaned and oiled. Could be stuck.
Good luck. Hope its the easy fix.
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