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Thread: Can't get feed dog up

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    Super Member fayzer's Avatar
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    I have a Bernette 66. The machine was used a few days ago for free motion quilting. I have changed the settings to straight stitch and changed to the regular foot. The feed dogs will not raise with the toggle switch. Does anyone know what am I doing wrong?

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    Is there some thread stuck in the feed dogs? That happened to me one time.

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    On some machines they come up if you turn the hand wheel or start to sew

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    definately try to sew with, if that doesn't work, turn it off and then on again to "reset" it. good luck

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    if none of that works just open the bottom and flip the toggle - most machines its just an internal toggle that the outside level moves.

    i've had to do it a couple times on my old singer machine

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    Thank you every one. I will try every trick you have told me.
    There is no thread stuck anywhere so it has to be something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    if none of that works just open the bottom and flip the toggle - most machines its just an internal toggle that the outside level moves.

    i've had to do it a couple times on my old singer machine
    This answer really helped me. There may be an internal toggle, but, it isn't visible. So I put the toggle in the down position, lifted the feed dog with my finger, then put the toggle in the up position. It actually worked!
    I would not have figured this out without your help. Hugz! Now I can sew!

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    THank you, I have that problem and will try all your tips after work today.

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