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Pfaff 1471 presser foot won't go down all the way; i have to press on it manually and hold for enough pressure

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Pfaff 1471 presser foot does not go down


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I just addressed this issue with my 6110. There is a spring in the shaft for the pressure foot. Over time the white grease that lubricates the spring and the plastic piston at the top dried up, gumming up the works. I took it all apart, cleaned out the bad (now hard grease), re-greased and put it all back together. Works like new. I used a lithium grease as it is easy on plastic parts.

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I have a pfaff creative 1471 and it seems like the pressure foot, when raised, then lowered, doesn't have the proper down pressure. It sticks in the up position, then when I pull it down, it sorta snaps...

Can't believe no one answered you. I would highly suggest you take it in. From my searching around learning about the Pfaff 1471 I was just given. I found it is a very good machine and well worth spending well up to 500 to keep it in good shape. I just had to cut back on the extra I pay on my car payment just to pay the 150.00 tune up on her (ouch). But she runs like a dream now. The machine is so good I didn't even notice she needed it. What you seem to be saying wrong seem to be the most common thing I have read goes wrong with the 1471. I get there is a spring that gets gummed up. It should be replaced/cleaned and regressed by a pro. If its as common as it sounds shouldn't cost more than what I paid.

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Pfaff 1471 foot problem. Foot wont go down all the way, I have to press on it manually and hold with a finger for the foot to stay down for enough pressure to run over the fabric. feed dogs are up. Not...

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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Either the presser foot does not have enough pressure on it or it is not lowering all the way to the fabric.
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hi there not sure if the manual will help but if you go to this link you might find it.
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