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I have a Singer 401 A sewing machine. Nylon material will not move across the foot plate when I am sewing. The tension of the foot seems good. It was working then all of a sudden it stopped moving. I have gone through the manuel and could not find out what could have caused this to happen.

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  • bdowl Apr 22, 2008

    I had been sewing routinely with this machine without a problem, until now.  Thanks.  Bdowl

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    To prepare material to start - iron a turnover? Pull through foot? Etc.



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By saying the tension of the foot is good I take it you mean the pressure is set good. Maybe add more pressure. Are you sure that the lever on the bottom right is set for sewing and not darning which raises the needle plate above the feeddogs? Sure that your feed dogs are moving well at the stitch length set. With slippery fabrics you may need to try a different type of foot. There are some plastic or teflon coated ones that will not stick to or hold the material back. Or try a Walking Foot or Even Feed foot which will move the top of the fabric evenly with the bottom.
They do help alot.
Good luck

Posted on Apr 23, 2008


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