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Edseljeff 03-06-2019 10:38 AM

Presser foot up or down?
 
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?

IrishgalfromNJ 03-06-2019 10:52 AM

I found this when I asked Mr. Google.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Storing-Yo...ine&id=1359268

HettyB 03-06-2019 11:05 AM

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.

mim 03-06-2019 11:07 AM

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.
Mim


Originally Posted by Edseljeff (Post 8221193)
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?


fruitloop 03-06-2019 01:12 PM

I put needle down with pressure foot down when transporting or storing my machine and when little hands are around.

Lady Diana 03-07-2019 04:26 AM

there if more tension to have your presser foot up, less when it is down.


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