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On Singer 4423, cannot get the feed dogs to raise back after lowering them for a project. How can i fix it?

Hardly used machine for 1 !/2 years.

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If Heartland Ho's answer didn't work, check the metal plate that the feed dogs come up through and be sure it hasn't shifted. Even a tiny shift would keep them them from coming up.

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On the machine I have, the feed dogs don't come back up until I begin stitching. Then they come up.

Posted on Jan 02, 2019

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SOURCE: feed dog switch

Did you turn the handwheel? The feed teeth will not come up until the machine is operated. Run it a few stitches and they will come up.

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SOURCE: Bernina Activa 131: Feed Dogs won't come back up

Raise feeddogs with switch, then turn handwheel one full revolution to re-engage the gear......unless something is jammed, that should do it. Do you have your manual ?

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Raising and Lowering the feed dog on Janome 4900 MC

These machines are known to have this problem. The feed lift cam has a groove worn in it that won't allow the feed dogs to come back up. It is on the lower shaft and needs to be replaced. You can get the feed dogs back up by taking off the needle plate and lifting them up manually while turning the hand wheel. They should stay up until you drop them again.
Some people will not replace the cam and live with it.
good luck!

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I was having trouble with this too, but found more help online...you have to switch the dog feed back to 'up'....then turn the needle wheel toward you....the feed dog should snap back into place :)
Hope this helps :D

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Singer Stylist 513 & I cannot get the feed dogs raised.

The model 513 Singer has two gears which operate the feeding mechanism. If one of these gears is broken, the machine will run except the feed dogs will not move. This is a very common problem with this model.

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