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From: wp88
Date: 01-02-2006, 10:47 AM (1 of 3)
I have a Pfaff 1142 basic machine which I find great to use. When I finish making a shirt I now know to clean it out regularly, found out the hard way, my point is should the presser foot be left in the up position or the down when the machine is stored away. Any advice about care welcome. Tnak you. Bill
User: wp88
Member since: 03-28-2005
Total posts: 35
From: DorothyL
Date: 01-02-2006, 12:17 PM (2 of 3)
At the shop where I got my Pfaff machine and serger they said store them with the foot down and the needle down into a bit of fabric. I never store my machine since it is used almost daily but that is what they told me. That needle in the fabric thing is especially important when you move the machine I guess.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: Tom Land
Date: 01-02-2006, 03:55 PM (3 of 3)
It is a good idea to store the machine with the presser foot down. This way the presser foot spring is not held in a compressed position. Storing the machine with the needle down into a piece of cotton fabric helps prevent the needle from rusting and the fabric absorbs any oil that might run down from the top. It also provides a pad between the feed dogs and pressure foot so that the presser foot is not being pressed against the teeth. I can't remember off hand if the 1120 had IDF. It it does it should be stored with the walking foot disengaged to relieve the stress on it's springs.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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