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Pfaff 6122 Problem

The pressure foot release lever lifts the pressure foot up, but it does not go down with the lever. I have to manually pull it down. After pulling it down, it does go up with the lever. 
The machine is in great shape. It is about 8 years old and was used heavily for the first three years. However, it has been rarely used the last three years.
Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Pressure foot unscrewed from machine and when I tried to lift up on lever, it seems to be locked down

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    The pressure foot came loose (it screws in,) while I was sewing. I t fell on its side and when I tried to lift the lever, in back, it wouldn't lift. It seems to be stuck

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I lost the sewing foot lifting lever to my Pfaff 788 serger. I cannot seem to find the part on the internet, any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Pressure foot lever is really slow and doesn't bring the bar all the way down. I can manually push it down, but it won't stay there. There is no pressure.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2019

    I had the same problem with my Pfaff 6122 Tipmatic. I just fixed it myself and saved costly repairs. Extremely simple fix requiring T15 size star bit with driver, alcohol, Q-Tips, and sewing machine oil. Open and remove top cover to machine (has pictures of stitches inside), by pressing the small metal bar to the side on either end of the cover. Engage the bobbin winder to the right. Using the star bit driver, unscrew the 2 screws in the concave cover that holds the thread spool. Lift it up and set to the side. Look down into the top of the machine, (above the pressure foot assembly). Lift and lower the pressure foot lever with one hand while looking into the machine. You will see a silver tube sliding up and down over a black shaft. (On my 6122, it is under a white plastic bracket, but can be seen). There is old oil/lint that gums up the black shaft and does not allow the pressure foot to drop completely or it drops very slowly. Take a Q-Tip dipped in alcohol and scrub the black shaft until all gummed residue is removed. Add fresh sewing machine oil to the black shaft and work the pressure foot lever up and down to lubricate. This "frees it up" and it will now drop onto the foot plate as it should. Reassemble the concave cover, top cover, disengage the bobbin winder and you are ready to go!!



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Your machine just needs to be tuned up an the part inside that lower and raises the presser foot needs to be re-lubricated.  Lint, dust, dryness and the machine not being used can cause this issue with most pfaff machines (including my 7570).  A standard tune up from your local PFAFF dealer will remedy this.

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