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Problem with Pressure Foot

Posted by omac ( on
Sun, Jul 1, 12 at 14:02

The pressure foot on my machine is very stiff and will not go down by it's self. Is there a way to loosen it? I did try oiling it, but that didn't work. I would hate to take it into a repair shop and get charged $50.00 just to loosen something.


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RE: Problem with Pressure Foot

What did you oil? The presser foot or the machine? Try oiling the machine at all the places it needs to be oiled and run a blow dryer on it. If the machine hasn't been used in a long time and hasn't been oiled, things can tighten up.
Or did it work last week and it just started? Then a gear or something else could have broke. Is it a newer machine or an old one? Cheap or expensive. If it's old or expensive, it's worth fixing. New and cheap, it's a throw away.

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