Brother pc-8500 HELP!

hoerlelSeptember 18, 2005

I just purchased "previously loved" machine and I cannot get the feed dogs to come up. There is a button on the bottom that you move to the left to lift the feed dogs, but they do not come up. Is there something else that I might be missing or is the machine in need of repair?

Thanks for your help!

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I don't know if this will help, but here goes. It may seem as if they are not lifting up when you do switch the button but, they may rise when you start the 1st stitches. Hope this is the case.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2005 at 2:49PM
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Thanks yorkibear! The lady that I purchased the machine from forgot to include the pressure foot holder so I am holding off doing anything until I get it to see if your suggestion works. I sure hope its the case as well. I really don't want to have to bring it in for repairs so soon after getting it.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2005 at 4:03PM
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Hoerlel, I have an 8500, and that switch on the bottom is the only way I know to raise & lower the feed dogs.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2005 at 1:33PM
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Msmeow, I have been doing some research on the pc-8500 and if it is used for mostly embroidering, the feed dogs have a tendency to get stuck in the down position as I think the case is with mine. So, off to have it serviced and looked over. I just hope that it is not going to be an expensive repair. Thanks for you input. Lucy

    Bookmark   September 25, 2005 at 8:07AM
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