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Old 03-06-2019, 10:38 AM
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When storeing a machine should the presser foot be up or down? I've been told it should be up so there is no tension on the spring that raises the presser foot. Seems to make sense. Whaddaya think?
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:52 AM
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I found this when I asked Mr. Google.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Storing-Yo...ine&id=1359268
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:05 AM
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When any of my machines are resting (more than a few weeks) or being transported for workshops I take the needle out, foot down, give it an oil, and remove the bobbin and bobbin case. I try not to leave thread on bobbins.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:07 AM
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I always leave my presser foot down with a piece of fabric under it so the feed dogs don't scar it. I do this after I have finished sewing -- not just when I leave for the summer or winter home. I also clean thoroughly at the end of the season. Q tips are great for getting at spaces under the plate.
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When storeing a machine should the presser foot be up or down? I've been told it should be up so there is no tension on the spring that raises the presser foot. Seems to make sense. Whaddaya think?
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:12 PM
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I put needle down with pressure foot down when transporting or storing my machine and when little hands are around.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:26 AM
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there if more tension to have your presser foot up, less when it is down.
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