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Pfaff 1222 I have this pfaff I got at an estate sale I fix the on off switch I bought a power cord. The machine turns on but the presser foot does not go up and down. You can't turn the wheel even though the belts are in perfect condition as well as the cam shaft. The manuel does not tell me much I think I do not know how to use this machine or something is seized up! I would like to get it up and running. Any ideas?

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  • michelle1188 Jul 07, 2008

    No I fix alot of singers and this did not work could the motor be shot? Why can't I move the wheel if the motor is shot?

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With power off, needle out, no presser foot, remove top cover off of the machine. Left side cover (light area) has 2 flathead screws deep inside the cover. No need to remove the screws, just loosen the up and the cover can be removed by pulling it out. Now you'll see the light bulb, remove the bulb. On the bulb holder there is 1 screw that secures it, remove the holder. Now actuate the lifter lever, you'll see where it is attached to. It has a small screw that holds it, it might have come off.

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  • Ed Paje Apr 26, 2010

    There are three positions for the presser foot lever.


    1. Up position is for loading your thread into the bobbin while it's on top spinning. The presser foot is not engaged at this time.

    2. Middle position is the same as needle down presser up to move material to different direction. The balance wheel will be in the unlock position and can be operated as normal.

    3. Down position will be the same as normal operating position.

    4. This position exist but I'm not sure what it's for. I think it's for free position doing embroidery.

    5. Do not go beyond number 4, you will break the lever handle and have to find this part in ebay.

  • Ed Paje May 07, 2010

    The lever for the presser foot has three height selections, lower it to 5 o-clock position facing the machine.

  • Ed Paje May 16, 2010

    There are three settings for the presser bar lever.


    1. All the way up will lock the balance wheel, keep the presser foot in the lock or up position. This setting is for winding the bobbin using the winder. Nothing moves except the bobbin winder ensuring your safety from dangerous traditional moving parts.

    2. At the 3 o-clock position, the presser foot will be locked in the up position and engage the needle to operate in a free form operation. It is also the same as needle down presser up to move material to a different direction.

    3. Standard or normal position when sewing your material. This would be at the 5 0-clock position.

  • Ed Paje Jun 01, 2010

    There are three levels of selection for the presser foot using it's lever.


    1. This position is strictly for winding the bobbin winding using the winder. It locks up the needle movement to prevent injuring a person while operating the winder.

    2. This position is needle down while presser foot is up so you can manipulate the material for direction or other intended techniques for free movement. Note: The needle is not locked and will operate regardless of presser foot position.

    3. This full operating position or Normal operation.

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