[Sewing] Presser foot won't raise
rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Apr 22 15:21:49 PDT 2011
Thanks Miah! Next Wed is pretty much the next time I can work on this,
and it'd be great to have your help.
Billy from Apparel City charges $80 per hour plus parts for repair. I
don't know how long it would take him to fix this... and really the knee
pedal bit is in no way sewing-machine specialized, it's just a
mechanical linkage that requires a strong pin that will resist shear
forces. I think my opinion is, we should try fixing it all ourselves
first and only call him in if we fail!
On 4/22/11 2:25 PM, Miah Johnson wrote:
> I would gladly assist with repair. Please let me know when you'll have
> time to work on it and I'll be there. This weekend is super busy though.
> How much would it cost to pay to get it fixed?
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com
> <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com>> wrote:
> For a while the knee pedal has been broken and unable to lift the
> presser foot on the straight stitch Juki. Additionally, the lever on
> the rear of the machine head that lifts the foot and holds it up...
> doesn't work either. Last Wed I fixed the knee pedal... but not well
> enough and it broke again, this time leaving a screw wedged very
> inaccessibly in the workings such that a much larger disassembly will be
> needed to get it out and do a proper repair.
> I'm willing to do this but don't have the time until next Wednesday
> (assistance or at least company would be super helpful). I feel
> confident I can fix the knee pedal then, but I may not be able to fix
> the hand lever. Alternately we could pay Billy the repair guy to come
> and Just Fix It.
> The machine is functional and sews, but you have to push your fabric
> under the foot from the front to get it under the needle, which is
> annoying. And it's not really possible to do corner turns.
> Rachel M
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