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WI Lori

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Final cleaning of the 115 for reassembly. I removed the feed dogs, cleaned and installed. After installing, the dogs weren't dropping. Removed and reinstalled, now the dogs are dropping, but they are hitting the back of the needle plate. I am also getting a slight swishing sound, I believe as the hook is rounding 1:00.

Help, please?

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Farmer John

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Lori, the under bed photo of my 115 is attached.  The bolt and nut that holds the connecting rod in place is eccentric.  This area pictured is under the column of the sm.   Set the sm for maximum stitch length, loosen the nut and turn the screw as needed so that the feed dogs will have equal distance from each end of the slot in the needle plate as the hand wheel is rotated.  When this is achieved, hold the eccentric screw in place with a screw driver and tighten the nut.
     While I didn't try this procedure on my 115, this is how the centering of the feed dogs is done on other Singers.
John
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Kitcarlson

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John is exactly correct. Done that a few times on 115's, it works. But was unsure if method was correct, thank you for sharing.
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WI Lori

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Thank you, Farmer John, and Kit.
The "slapping" was unexpected. I am quite sure it wasn't doing that when I received it. A thorough oiling and cleaning, removed the dogs for a deep clean, installed dogs and plate... slap, slap.
Good to have a new skill!

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WI Lori

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Update: 115 dogs are fed, plate is washed and put away. [wink] No issues needed amending. It appears to be a case of an inattentive operator. [wink]
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