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Hi, I have a pfaff 463 straight stitch industrial machine; works great except just today, the knee lifter seemed to detach or adjusted wrong and now I have to manually lift the presser foot. Help?

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    NOEL Dec 10, 2016

    sorry i thought it might of give you some idea what could be wrong..could not find much but will have another look and see what i can find for you.

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    NOEL Dec 10, 2016

    not sure if you have the manual but i found this,https://www.manualowl.com/p/Pfaff/463--4... thishttp://www.cowboysew.com/Knowledge015.ht...

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    NOEL Dec 10, 2016

    this is all i can find at mo..

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    NOEL Dec 10, 2016

    i think the last one i sent you might be the one that helps you out.if not let me know.

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