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My pfaff 1471is the pressure foot not staying down on my material. What can I do

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Double-check to make sure the feed dog lever (located next to the bobbin case) is fully in the up position.

If the lever is in the correct position and you still have no pressure on the fabric, an adjustment of the upper or lower feed system may be necessary... as there is no user adjustment that can be made to these.

We would recommend that you take your 7570 to an authorized Pfaff service technician (you can locate your nearest dealer on their Dealer Locator). While your neighborhood sewing machine repair person may be quite good, they may not have access to any parts that might be needed.

Hope this helps narrow down your problem.

Happy stitching,
Kim & Linnette

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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to drop the bottom feed open the bobbin area--there may be a switch to the right

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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The presser adjustment is usually above the presser foot near the top of the machine.

It can be a post on the top of the machine, a chrome screw on the top of the machine.

Check with your Pfaff dealer.

I use the walking foot for this puckers if the quilt is first basted.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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Hmm could be a few things... Make sure you have plenty of foot pressure on and its not setup for free hand darning. If the machine has been idle for some time give it a good oiling. The next stage involves an engineer.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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SOURCE: pfaff 1471 foot problem. Foot wont go down all

Try lubricating the pressure foot shaft where it slides up and down (2 Places). To do this you need to remove the left side cover - the flat black screw in the slot under the left side of the carrying handle. Back the screw off slightly and pull off the left side plate. This should allow you to oil the shaft. I use Mobile 1 Synthetic 0W-20 oil. I find it works extremely well, as good or better than sewing machine oil. The problem is caused by the original grease they used when these machines were manufactured. The grease hardens over time (especially if the machine hasn't been used for awhile) and causes the shaft to stick. You might need to use a little penetrating oil initially, especially if the shaft is really stuck. This is a fine machine - good luck... LS.

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My pfaff 1222e is running slow

1. Remove any stuck material from the feed dog, bobbin area including the hook (pointed object under bobbin). Lubricate as you go.
2. Remove top and end of sewing machine to look at the motor and belt. Place pressure on the foot pedal. Still slow?
3. With bolt attached to motor release the pressure on the belt. Now, place pressure on the foot pedal. Did you notice any increase in speed?
4. Apply pressure on the foot pedal and simultaneously adjust the motor. Adjusting means tightening of the belt and making it move in a straight line. (If it doesn't move straight it puts pressure on the motor so it will move slow.) When you have adjusted the motor to the right position the motor will be at it's highest speed.
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I have a Pfaff Creative 1471 and the pressure foot is very slow to come down and then is not keeping the proper pressure on the material. How do I open the machine to see if I just need to clean and oil?

I have had my machine for many years and this is about the only problem I have had with it. I had taken it to 2 different repairs shops about 2 years ago and the repair worked only temporarily. The only reason I had not tried this solution before is that I didn't know how to get the side cover off to reach the mechanism. I just recently learned how and the oil worked like a charm after a little cleaning with a Q-tip. At least now if the problem reoccurs, the fix will be easy and free.

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hi there not sure if the manual will help but if you go to this link you might find it.
pfaff 7570 manual Google Search
or go to this link might help you to find out why.
pfaff 7570 presser foot wont go down Google Search

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Your machine just needs to be tuned up an the part inside that lower and raises the presser foot needs to be re-lubricated.  Lint, dust, dryness and the machine not being used can cause this issue with most pfaff machines (including my 7570).  A standard tune up from your local PFAFF dealer will remedy this.

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