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The presser foot doesn't sit all the way down in order to sew correctly. Can I adjust it myself? How?

The presser foot does not go all the way down to sit on the feed dogs. It won't sew this way.

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Has that particular presser foot worked in the past? Do the other presser feet work?

If it hasn't been used before, check that it is the correct foot for the machine. Is it perhaps a darning foot or free motion foot? If so, those particular feet are made to Not rest on the feed dogs so that the fabric can be manually moved without the use of the feed dogs.

If none of the presser feet work with the machine, then the needlebar has probably shifted. It may be best to take it for service as it may require specific tools and gauges to adjust it properly.

Presser feet for every purpose

Manual:
https://www.bernina.com/en-US/Support-US/Machines/BERNINA-artista/BERNINA-artista-180




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