Question about Singer Sewing Machines
Hardly used machine for 1 !/2 years.
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.
Posted on Jan 03, 2019
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
SOURCE: feed dogs
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
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.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
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