Singer 237 feed dog

Old 06-30-2015, 02:15 PM
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I bought a Singer 237 for the cabinet. The more I looked at the sewing machine, the more I liked it. So today I cleaned and oiled it and put it thru its paces. adjusted the tension. and WAALAA, it sews a grwat stitch. BUTTT the feed dog is rubbing / hitting the plate and making noise.

I do not see any kind of adjustment I can make to move these feed dogs over (right) a hair. Any suggestions???

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Thank you. Karen
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:38 PM
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I love my 237. It looks to me like the feed dogs are a little out of alignment. May you could coax them back in place with a flat blade screw driver.
It's one tough machine. I hope this works for you.
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You might try loosening the screws to the needle plate and carefully tightening them again(but don't over-tighten). Sometimes that will move the needle plate just a hair.

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Do you have the correct needle plate in? Maybe someone else bought a new one that doesn't fit just right. Take the screws out and see if there is any play in the needle plate. Well, Sorry. I got in right behind Cari with almost the same idea. LOL

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thank you for the ideas. I have loosened and retightened both the feed dogs and plate and they still rub. I took them both out and cleaned underneath them both. I think someone has worked on it because it has a different foot pedal than what I see in pics. the plate is Singer #352105 and the feed dog is Singer #352072. I have no schematics to check if they are the right numbers or not.

the number on the the bottom is MD004965. I could not find that number on the singer ID list. anyone know how old my machine is?
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It is possible that you have replacement feed dogs that don't fit well
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:20 PM
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Try looking at where the part that the feed dogs are attached to. Maybe there's some adjustment there? Just throwing out ideas. I would think given manufacturing tolerances never being 100% accurate that there would be room for adjustment somewhere.
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Some feed dogs have oval shape holes and you can slide them back and forth just a little. Some don't have any wiggle room at all.
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I took it apart again. no oval holes, dratz. I looked at the bottom and the bar that the feed dog is attached too. well I don't know if I did right but I loosened some bolt and forced the feed dog arm over a hair. it seemed to work. the feed dog does not rub now. this I did after I was done sewing.
thank you for your suggestions.
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