[Sewing] Presser foot won't raise
miah at chia-pet.org
Fri Apr 22 15:24:42 PDT 2011
Totally. I think we can fix this ourselves.
On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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