Question about Janome Sewing Machines
When I try to lower the presser foot, the lever goes down but feels loos and doesn't actually lower the foot. It will raise the foot to the upper most level but one't lower it. The lever itself moves freely but the foot doesn't move. It seems like something has broken off that should be grabbing the bar and pulling it down.
This may be a lubrication problem on the presser foot shaft. Try freeing up with penetrating oil or Triflow. After letting set for an hour lower the presser foot and pull down on the ankle. If that does not work you need to open the machine and loosen the clamp screw on the presser foot shaft. Then try to twist the shaft to loosen it up.
Posted on Nov 25, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes, pressure foot lever should stay raised, this sounds like the spring has broken in your machine. if you are comfortable with delving into the machine you could open it up and take a look. alternatively take it to a sewing repair man and get it serviced as well as clean and lube.
Posted on Jun 26, 2011
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