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I have a Pfaff rolled hem foot for hobby 1142 which I cannot manage to insert . All other Pfaff feet I have have a little transversal bar which is then grabbed by the 2 hooks on the machine but this one has a bar on each side and nothing in the middle, so the 2 hooks grab empty space in the middle. Do I have the right model ( was sold to me by a Pfaff official retailer) , am I doing something wrong, or do I need an extra accessory ? Thank you for your help

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SOURCE: Pfaff Hobby 1142 Reverse stitch lever twisted doesn't work

Take it back to the Dealer.( He probably has a guarantee on the work he did). Let him show you how it works. If he won't do this then it is definitely time to find a more reputable dealer. If you paid for a repair it should have been repaired.
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it sounds like the buttonhole mechanism is seized up or gummed up with old grease. try following the linkages for buttonhole mechanism or button to see you can locate the stuck linkage.

otherwise it sounds like a tech job.

scott.

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Take it back to the Dealer.( He probably has a guarantee on the work he did). Let him show you how it works. If he won't do this then it is definitely time to find a more reputable dealer. If you paid for a repair it should have been repaired.
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