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Thread: Does anyone have a machine like this

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    Junior Member crewsemj's Avatar
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    Doing the yard sale thing Friday and open a case to see this. She wanted $3.00 for it and said it worked. Well, ok if it doesn't work hubby said he could play with taking it apart for $3.00. Well he does not get to take it apart!!! It sews a really nice straight stitch. Would like to know if anyone can help me understand the "Darn Knob" at the bottom? Would anyone have a manual or know anything about this. It is a Pacesetter XL700. I have googled and am not having any luck. Help appreciated!
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    Just wondering what the feed dogs do when you turn the knob to "darn". Do they drop down? Like what you would want them to do for free motion quilting?

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    The darn knob is to drop the feed dogs....just a guess.

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    does the darn knob affect the feed dogs? My thought is that perhaps it lowers them so that you can move the fabric and concentrate the stitches along where you are darning?

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    The Darn setting is for free motion. Love the machine. What a deal!

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    Pacesetter is a Brother machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj
    Doing the yard sale thing Friday and open a case to see this. She wanted $3.00 for it and said it worked. Well, ok if it doesn't work hubby said he could play with taking it apart for $3.00. Well he does not get to take it apart!!! It sews a really nice straight stitch. Would like to know if anyone can help me understand the "Darn Knob" at the bottom? Would anyone have a manual or know anything about this. It is a Pacesetter XL700. I have googled and am not having any luck. Help appreciated!
    I didnt look too long but looks to be a Brother. Everything I found was on the bobbin cases :( sorry I was more help

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    Ditto. My newer machine is a Pacesetter by Brother
    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Pacesetter is a Brother machine.

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    Like everyone says, it's to raise and lower your feed dogs.

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    Lucky you to find a machine that runs for $3.00. I agree with the others, I bet the feed dogs drop when you turn the knob to darn. Have fun with your new acquisition.

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    You can pay $8.88 and download the manual from here
    http://ifixmachines.com/Brother-Mode..._blue.tpl.html

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    My guess as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    The darn knob is to drop the feed dogs....just a guess.

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    The knob is the feed dog control. Darn is when the feed dogs are down and Norm is for regular sewing.

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    That is what the darn does --drops the feed dogs.

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    Very pretty machine, looks to be in pristine condition. Lucky for you to find it.

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    What a find!

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    What a super buy, I agree with the other ladies about the knob and you can order a replacement manual from here: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp06763.html seems like a good buy to me.

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    Very nice...

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    I guess I should have stated that I figured the knob was to drop the feed dogs but I can't get it to move. It won't pull, turn, push or anything. I would like to use it for free motion quilting if I could just figure this out.

    That one site with the manual is out of stock, just my luck!!

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    Great find

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj
    I guess I should have stated that I figured the knob was to drop the feed dogs but I can't get it to move. It won't pull, turn, push or anything. I would like to use it for free motion quilting if I could just figure this out.

    That one site with the manual is out of stock, just my luck!!
    If the knob won't lower the feed dogs, it may need to have the timing adjusted. My vintage white did the same thing when I got it and I had to have it into the repair shop. He said the timing needed adjustment and now the knob works and the feeddogs drop...but, it cost me $70!!! So, for a $3 machine you may want to just use it for piecing and forget the FMQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj
    I guess I should have stated that I figured the knob was to drop the feed dogs but I can't get it to move. It won't pull, turn, push or anything. I would like to use it for free motion quilting if I could just figure this out.

    That one site with the manual is out of stock, just my luck!!
    I have just entered your model no XL700 at this site: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp06763.html and it seems they have it in stock.

    BTW have you tried a squirt of oil, like WD40 on the edge of the knob, just a little.

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    Yep drops the dogs :)

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    turn the darn knob on(to the left) to lower the feed dogs.

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    Good deal! You never know what you'll find at yard sales!

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