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Thread: Pressure Bar Adjustment?

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    Pressure Bar Adjustment?

    Is there a way to tighten a pressure bar on vintage machines? I have a 117-959 Kenmore made in either 1947 or 1948. The pressure bar wiggles a little from left to right causing the needle to hit the then misaligned foot thus breaking the needle. Just wondering if there is a way to fix this easily or not.

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    I looked on my FW and 301. There is a screw on the top of the machine on the left side towards the back. Try that, I think it's for the pressure of the pressure foot.
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    Thanks for the response and I do have the pressure bar adjustment screw also but that doesn't affect the tighness of the pressure bar... just the downward pressure. Mine wiggles left/right. Might be a sign of more serious problem but it sews nice as long as I don't use thicker fabrics that twist the pressure foot causing it to be out of alignment with the needle and feed dogs.

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    we have a vintage machine section http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...thusiasts-f22/
    you might try posting there
    Nancy in western NY

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    Check your settings. Could you have it on a small zig-zag setting with the wrong foot? You could also try the Vintage Machine section, there are lots of people there that could help you.

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    Thanks for suggestion to put this in the vintage machine section so I did. Thanks for the reqponses here! I appreciate your thoughts about it.

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