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tacsew t111 help

I just purchased a new tacsew t111-155. I pulled the machine out of the box and rolled it over by hand and noticed that the center presser foot is striking the lower feed dog (I apologize if the terminology is not correct) really hard. The machine will roll by hand, but I am nervous about hooking the motor up. I removed the rear foot and needle to make sure what was causing the jam....I also tried adjusting it on top of the machine with the knurled knobs....but there was no noticeable difference. Any ideas? I must be doing something wrong....Thank You in advance JCAR

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Old 08-12-2010, 09:26 PM
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If I were you, I'd assume there was nothing wrong, put it in the stand , and hook it up to the motor. If it clatters or makes some other terrible noise, or actually jams up, then I would take it to a professional sewing machine mechanic. There is an adjustment to the feed dog, but if that's the problem I would let a pro adjust it. The presser foot, or whatever foot you're using, needs to contact the feed dog on its downward stroke to feed the cloth through the machine. The cloth is also fed through the machine by the needle pushing the work forward.

The knurled knob, in conjunction with a screw on the back of the machine, adjusts the machine for the thickness of the fabric you're sewing.

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Thank You DanTwoLakes for answering...I guess I am asking because it really feels like it is jamming, it will not rotate past the point when the foot strikes without some effort, I think I will take it in to be sure. Thank You JCAR
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