[Sewing] Presser foot won't raise

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Apr 22 22:21:49 UTC 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?
> Thanks
> -Miah
> 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.
>     Thoughts?
>     Rachel M
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