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Presser foot lever does not lift presser foot

My singer sewing machine came to me from a friend.
It doesn't have a model number on it, neither does any of the accompanying literature... manuals, instruction sheets indicate what model it is, so I have had to enter a random model in the space below in order to submit this request for help!

It does have this printed on the manual: "5,8,10, 13 &22 Pattern Sewing Machines."
Here is the problem:
When I raise the presser foot lever the presser foot shank does not raise. The foot remains down.

I can lift the presser foot manually, however. When I do this the lever does not move.

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more than likeley the set screw is loose on the presser bar shaft ,remove the endcover and take a look should be simple

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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You can get a free downloadbale / printable copy by goig to and cliking on the "Free Download!" button to the right of the English version description.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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It is available at the link above for $15 - there is no longer a free download.

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Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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I've been looking high and low to see if I could find you one for free, but I can not.

You'll have to contact Singer to get a replacement instruction manual. They cost around $10.

I'm sorry I couldn't find you one for free.

Hope this helps. =)

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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if you still haven't found one, reply to this thread. I have one as a PDF that I just bought for $5 that I'd be willing to share (this goes for anyone who finds this post, too)

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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Posted on May 07, 2010

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