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Help, my walking foot doesnt walk

Old 09-22-2010, 06:42 PM
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I dont know what I am doing wrong. My walking foot doesnt seem to go anywhere unless I pull it through. I do better without the walking foot. ????
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:50 PM
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Is the little lever on your walking foot hooked to the needle screw?
This is how it lifts the foot to make the "walking" action.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:05 PM
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Yes, I took it to the local store to make sure I had installed it right and they said I had but it doesnt feed unless I pull it thru. I don't understand.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:08 PM
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Are your feed dogs up?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:24 PM
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Your local store should do more for you than just say it's installed ok. Get them to find out what the problem is - especially if it's where you bought it from.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:29 PM
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Did you increase the stitch length a little?
Can you adjust the pressure at all?
Are the feed dogs up?
Does the machine work fine with the same settings but with a regular foot?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:34 PM
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You shouldn't have to pull it through, something isn't working properly.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:33 PM
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Maybe if you tell us what machine you are using someone could help you
more. I know that on my Janome the upper feed mechanism must be fully engaged otherwise it won't sew.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:59 PM
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It is singer, older one about 20 years old. but works great. I cant adjust anything.
Yes the feed dogs are up. I have a cover but then the foot doesnt move at all. I cant even pull it thru.
It works fine with all the other feet.
I thought I had to pull it thru, then I saw others using their foot and they wern't dragging like I do.
I don't know who to go to find out what is wrong?
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:16 PM
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Can you post a picture of the walking foot installed?
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