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Kenmore sewing machine not weing forward, brought in 2005 or

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Kenmore sewing machine not weing forward
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Kenmore is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: brought in 2005 or 06 I think model #384.16324
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: not sure
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: haven't used the machine for a while
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

I regret that you have had to wait so long for a response. Please tell me a little more about the problem with the sewing machine.

Let me know, by using the Reply To Expert function. And I will advise you further. Thanks.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
sewing machine will reverse but not sew forward
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

OK. How old is the sewing machine?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

What happens when you try to sew forward, please?

Mention any error code that might perhaps appear on the sewing machine at that time.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Have to pull fabric forward feed dogs not moving fabric forward at all
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Are the feed dogs raised, after setting the machine to stitch forward again? In many models that can be necessary.