My mother is up from Florida and does not have her manual with her for her Janome 10000 embriodery machine. She lowered the feed dogs to do some quilting and it won't raise again? Any tricks that would help? thanks
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Re: raising feed dogs
I've always been able to get a free PDF downloadable manual from
Janome. They are happy to send you a manual for your specific machine
via email, and they've always been very helpful to me. Here's a link
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HOWEVER, when a machine's feed dogs do not drop, there is usually an accessory included with the machine that is a plate that covers the feed dogs so you can sew without the feed dogs moving your fabric.
Your owner's manual is probably the best source for this information.
Manuals will be difficult to find because the companies limit themsleves to the amount of spares they make, open the slide plate and see if there is a drop feed lever, if not you may have raised plates instead.
These machines are known to have this problem. The feed lift cam has a groove worn in it that won't allow the feed dogs to come back up. It is on the lower shaft and needs to be replaced. You can get the feed dogs back up by taking off the needle plate and lifting them up manually while turning the hand wheel. They should stay up until you drop them again. Some people will not replace the cam and live with it. good luck!
If the machine has a 'darn' facility and this is selected the feed dogs 'will' stay down.
Other than that(without looking) i would guess a good clean and a dose of lubrication would not go amiss.
Try removing the needle plate to see of there is any compacted "fluff/lint" or indeed anything else stopping the dogs rising. Take off the bottom access cover have a good clean out and oil.
Best of luck