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I have a Phaff 955 hobbiematic and I can't get my pressure foot to drop all the way to the fabric. Does anyone know what I need to do?

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SOURCE: pressure foot on Pfaff 7570

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,
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SOURCE: I need to know how the fabric goes under the feet.

May not be the same brand, but rufflers are pretty basic -

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Are you using the embroidery foot? I don't have a Quantum, but on my machine you have to switch from a regular foot to the embroidery foot.

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On the top of the machine directly above the pressure foot should be a post with a knurled knob-like nut. You adjust pressure foot tension there.

But before you go doing that are you sure you've put down the pressure foot?

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DO NOT pull your fabric through. Under the face plate you will find the feed dogs. They are two rows of "textured" metal things that grab the fabric from underneath and pull it back. This pulls your fabric through. Look in your manual for info on the feed dogs. They are adjustable. You need to raise the feed dogs to a higher position.

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Pressure foot will not move fabric

Make sure the presser foot is down.
Have the feed dogs been dropped, as for darning?
Is the stitch length set to a higher number to make bigger stitches?
Does you machine have a pressure adjustment for the presser foot--check the owner's manual. The pressure adjustment increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the feed dogs--makes it easier to switch between stitching light weight vs heavy weight fabrics, ie chiffon and wool.

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Pfaff 955 pressure foot sill not go,all the way down, grabbing the fabric and guide it thru. I tried cleaning it good and oiling it lightly,but no help. Can someone help me out?

You may have a bent presser foot shaft. Parts are very scarce for this model. I tried for this part, but did not see one.

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Even on the raised setting, the feed dogs won't move the thinnest summer weight fabric. Does anyone know how to fix this problem on the Singer Model #7426?

Could be the presser foot is not applying enough pressure to the feed dogs. Check your owner manual for instructions on increasing the presser foot pressure. Could also be that the feed dog height needs to be adjusted or their teeth are worn (do not run the machine without fabric between the presser foot and feed dogs).

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Fabric not advancing

Make sure the feed dogs are not in the dropped position (for darning).

If it is very light-weight fabric, most machines will have a presser foot pressure adjustment that will increase the presser foot's pressure on the feed dogs, thus pulling the fabric through better.

Make sure the feed dogs are clean--no debris stuck between the teeth, under the feed dogs, or around the bobbin case. If it is an older machine that has been used a lot, the feed dogs could be worn down and need replacement or adjustment. (Do not run the machine with the presser foot directly on the feed dogs. This will cause excessive wear to the feed dogs and the presser foot.)

Jul 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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The pressure foot pressure is not feeding the fabric. I have adjusted the tension but still not feeding the fabric. What else can I do?

Tension does not affect the ability of the machine to feed fabric, except in extreme cases perhaps when tension is too tight.

You probably need to adjust the presser foot pressure of your machine. Lighter weight fabric is more difficult to feed, therefore the pressure needs to be increased. (Heavy weight fabric will sometimes push the upper layer of fabric in front of the presser foot, therefore less pressure is required.) Even so, very fine slick fabric (silk, satin, chiffon) sometimes still needs additional help. In such cases, a roller foot, teflon foot, or walking foot may be beneficial. There is also the possibility that the feed dog teeth have been worn so they do not grip the fabric like they should. (Avoid running the machine without fabric between the presser foot and feed dogs to protect the feed dogs from unnecessary wear.) If they are worn, usually they can be replaced.

Another possibility is that the feed dogs do not raise as high as they should. This would most likely require a technician's assistance.

Um, as an additional thought, make sure the presser foot surface is smooth. Any rough surface (nicks, rust, etc) will restrict the fabric's ability to move.

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My fabric won't feed

Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. If the feed dogs do not rise above the needleplate, they will not pull the fabric through the machine.

Feed dogs do wear (which is why one should always sew with fabric against the feed dogs--never on bare metal).

Something else that happens is that gunk builds up between the teeth of the feed dogs so that they no longer have the grip they need to move the fabric.

Another thing to check is the presser foot "pressure." A lot of sewing machines have a pressure adjustment that increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and feed dogs. (Consult your owners manual.) he pressure can be adjusted according to the type of fabric being sewn.

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Not feeding material.

Tension generally does not affect the feed unless it is way too tight. Most reasons for fabric not advancing under the presser foot is that the feed dogs have been dropped for darning. If the feed dogs are operating properly, as the handwheel turns the feed dogs should rise above the plate, move toward the back of the machine pulling the fabric, drop down, come forward and rise again.

The other possibility is that the presser foot pressure has been released so the presser foot is not holding the fabric down on the feed dogs. Some machines have a spring-loaded knob on the top of the machine, a dial, or something to adjust the amount of pressure the foot applies. Consult your owner's manual.


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So right! You are brilliant!

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sounds as if your bobbin is getting caught up not feeding right , also had some luck in past adding clear tape to cover serrated foot for finer fabrics and things like real silks and such but it has to be replaced a lot

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I have a White 955 machine and I am trying to quilt with it. It works just fine when I am sewing just one piece of material to another but when I want to sew the layers of the quilt together the stitches...

I know this is strange, but make sure the pressure foot is down. When I quilt sometimes, after getting the bulk under the needle, I forget to put the pressure foot down or it get's knocked back up by the quilt and causes the same problem. Good luck.

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