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Does anybody know why soon as I turn the machine on it makes a weird noise and the screen says raise needle bar and presser foot. I've tried everything, can anybody help?

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Hmm. Raise the foot with the presser foot lever. You have to raise the foot up to get the fabric under the foot in order to see.

Posted on May 03, 2015

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to adjust the pressure on the presser bar and in turn the foot, locate the thumb
screw at the top of the machine

by rotating the thumb screw clockwise, you will increase the pressure, a counter
clockwise turn will decrease the pressure

the correct height of the pressure foot from the needle plate is 7mm.
to adjust this clearence loosen the screw & adjust the pressure bar through
the guide
secure the screw firmly when the correct adjustment is obtained

the distance between the presser bar lifting arm & the presser bar guide should
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