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Jam in Pfaff Performance 5.2. Can't raise needle to get material out.

I have Pfaff Performance 5.2. I have a jam with the needle down in the material. I got the machine needs to rest message when this happened. I can't raise the needle to pull the material out. Have waited a long time for the OK icon and doesn't appear it's ever going to come on. Is there a way to raise the needle? Handwheel won't raise it and raising presser foot won't raise it. Help! Thanks!

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SOURCE: Presser foot wont raise and lower

Does the presser foot move at all when the machine is first turned on?
Do the needle and feed teeth calibrate when the machine is first turned on?
You probably need to locate your nearest authorized repair center.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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That's the problem seized up use a penetrating oil from the top and work it up and down and it should free up

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SOURCE: can i raise height of presser foot

Not unless the model you are using has more than one height adjustment. This would be addressed in the instruction manual for the machine.

If you raise the heigth of the presser foot too much, the tension control will open and the thread will not form a proper stitch - you will get a loopy stitch that will not hold.

Intersecting seams where you may have 8 layers of fabric can be flatten somewhat with a nylon hammer, or lay a cloth over the seam and use a regular hammer.

I use this when hemming jeans - the flat-feld seams are super thick when turned under for hemming.

Use a longer stitch length when sewing thick fabrics.

Make a sample, replicating what you will be sewing to test techniques and adjustments to the machine before sewing your project.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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SOURCE: raise presser foot and needle bar, then turn power

i too have the same problem from yesterday .. plzzzz helppp

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SOURCE: feed dogs will not raise, I have lifted the

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First, lift the presser foot; next, push the feed dog lever to the raised position; finally, turn the handwheel towards you until you hear the feed dogs snap into place

If it doesn't, you will have to run a maintenance check on your feed dogs,

Unplug the machine and examine the feed dogs. The newer machines have metal feed dogs, but older models may have rubber ones, which often need replacing. Examine the feed dogs and check for damage.

Remove the throat plate, which is the covering over the feed dogs, and clean it with a soft cloth. Use a small soft brush to clean the feed dogs. Make sure to remove all lint and thread from the grooves of the teeth. Some machines have an adjustment that lowers the feed dogs for specific sewing procedures. They should be in the raised position for better viewing during the cleaning process.

Clean the area around the feed dogs with a soft brush. Compressed air is a good choice to use in the small tight areas.

Wipe down all areas with a clean, lint free cloth before replacing the throat plate.

Prepare to clean the feed dogs and all other areas that lint may accumulate on, after every project. Your sewing machine will last longer and need fewer repairs if kept clean and lint free.

Always unplug the sewing machine before any type of maintenance or cleaning.

Never use a sharp tool when cleaning the feed dogs as this may cause damage to the sewing machine.

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