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When I lift the presser foot on my singer 4411, and then release it with the lever, it won't go down. I have to push it with my fingers and then it drops with a clunk. Is this a factory fault?

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Sounds more like a lack of lubrication. I suggest you check your instruction manual for maintenance tips.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016

  • Roger Sullivan
    Roger Sullivan Dec 31, 2016

    It turns out that it only does it when the presser foot tension is set high.

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