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Thread: Walking foot?

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    I'm not going to say this is a stupid question :D This past week was the first time I used a walking foot. It came with the machine I bought about 2 months ago (a Brother CS-6000i), but hadn't had a chance to try it. Well all was going fine, just sewing along in the ditch, until the last row. All of a sudden, the entire foot started jumping up and down!! I checked to make sure all the screws were tight, tried again.... jump, jump, jump! Took it off and finished with a regular foot! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    I use a walking foot a lot and never had this happen. There's always the possibility that it's a bad foot. have you tried it on different fabrics? or different thicknesses? A walking foot is supposed to walk, not jump (LOL).

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    call the shop where you got your machine and find out. perhaps they can exchange it for another one or give you a reason that happened.good luck.

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    So your walking foot turned into a hopping foot? :lol:
    Sorry :oops: I couldn't resist :roll:
    I would try putting it back on and see if something had just come loose while you were sewing. If it still hops, then take it back and see if they will exchange it for you :D:D:D

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    Did the little arm that is supposed to ride above the needle bar come loose?

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    I have had this happen on my babylock. First thing to check is to make sure your arm on the walking foot is properly attached to the arm that raises the presser foot. Make sure your screws are tightened that hold it on (I wasn't tightening mine enough because I was afraid I'd break something) and finally make sure your needle is fully up into the needle holder and is also well tightened. If all the above is ok, then you might have a bad walking foot, but I noticed that if everything isn't installed and lined up properly the feed dogs and the mechanism on the foot that makes it "walk" won't move the fabric in sync and it will hop. Hope that helps you.

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    This is the first quilt I've used it on. Now the question is, do I start a new one to try it out on or do I finish up a UFO? :)

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    I'll try all of your suggestions soon! Thanks again!

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    I have the same machine and have had the same problem with the walking foot. I've tried all of the suggestions. Did you ever find a solution?

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    The one I had did that and started pulling out from under the machine. One of the little plastic parts that line it up with the arm broke off. I ordered a replacement on ebay but it didn't come with the longer needle screw and I guess I lost mine when I was between walking feet. So I am still without one that I can use. Hope to buy a new machine that comes with one soon so just waiting impatiently. I hope you figure out your problem.

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    I had that problem once with my walking foot. Next time I put it on, no problem and none since. Did not look closely but it could have come loose. Wish I could help, but don't even know why mine did that. Try it again on some scraps .

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    same problem

    I have the same machine and the same exact problem. The jumping completely ruined the quilt I just finished. I took off the foot, made sure it was clean and free of debris, made sure it was installed correctly and everything was as it should be. But it would still jump. I gave up on it and used my regular foot, but it didn't keep the layers together correctly. I was so dissapointed. It worked great for half my quilt and then started acting up. Tried it again on another item a month later and worked great then started messing up again as well. I am so dissapointed in the item. It came as part of my machine from amazon so I don't know how to return just the foot. I guess I'll have to go buy another one, but quite frankly I don't know if I want to waste my money on it if it's going to be a crappy product.

    Did you ever find a fix to it? I'm starting to think its a problem with not only the foot but the machine as well since we both have the same machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rearea1222 View Post
    I have the same machine and the same exact problem. The jumping completely ruined the quilt I just finished. I took off the foot, made sure it was clean and free of debris, made sure it was installed correctly and everything was as it should be. But it would still jump. I gave up on it and used my regular foot, but it didn't keep the layers together correctly. I was so dissapointed. It worked great for half my quilt and then started acting up. Tried it again on another item a month later and worked great then started messing up again as well. I am so dissapointed in the item. It came as part of my machine from amazon so I don't know how to return just the foot. I guess I'll have to go buy another one, but quite frankly I don't know if I want to waste my money on it if it's going to be a crappy product.

    Did you ever find a fix to it? I'm starting to think its a problem with not only the foot but the machine as well since we both have the same machine.
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