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Christy

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I am working on a Pfaff 1222 that I want to use soon.  The presser foot was just slightly twisted and when I loosened the screw to adjust that, the foot dropped to the plate.  [frown]  Hindsight has me wishing I had taken a measurement of the height it's supposed to be and now I am lost.  I have the service manual but it mentions using a gauge and does not give the proper measurement.  If someone could help me, I'd really appreciate it.  Maybe you have one and could measure it or set a stack of coins under the foot and post the results?  
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OOOPS. Sounds like something I would do.

I would suggest the clearance between the foot and the needle plate would be about 3/16" or 5 mm. I think on machines that do not have the top feed would be 6.5,, (about 1/4").

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OOOPS. Sounds like something I would do.

I would suggest the clearance between the foot and the needle plate would be about 3/16" or 5 mm. I think on machines that do not have the top feed would be 6.5,, (about 1/4").

Good Luck.

Janey


Thanks Janey!  I think I have it adjusted now!  I'm still monkeying with things this morning.  Something sounds scratchy when I stitch, and I think it's the tension disks.  I'm going to try taking it apart and polishing them to see if it helps. 

Also I bought a 1/4" snap on foot for my project, since I have the ankle, but it's giving me a hard time!  When I sew, it's fine.  I can also raise the presser foot by hand without issue, but I can't use the stopmatic function or the foot traps the needle in it's center hole!  I'll have to try and figure out what to do there, either return the foot (if I can) or use it, but don't use the presser foot lifter to draw up the bobbin thread or raise it that way for threading.

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Hi Christy and Janey.
Glad you fixed it Christy.
I only got my 1222 a couple of years ago and found that when sewing at full speed, the thread comes out of the tension discs.
Does that happen to either of your machines? I worked on it for hours but it still happens.
I thought it may be to do with modern thread being cross wound and flicking around a lot. It's okay at low speed, but as soon as I go fast (and why wouldn't you) it pops out and I get zero top tension (bottom loops). It'd be good to get your experiences.
It could have become my favourite but although it lacks a WF, my 362 retains the title :-)
Mike

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Hi Christy and Janey.
Glad you fixed it Christy.
I only got my 1222 a couple of years ago and found that when sewing at full speed, the thread comes out of the tension discs.
Does that happen to either of your machines? I worked on it for hours but it still happens.
I thought it may be to do with modern thread being cross wound and flicking around a lot. It's okay at low speed, but as soon as I go fast (and why wouldn't you) it pops out and I get zero top tension (bottom loops). It'd be good to get your experiences.
It could have become my favourite but although it lacks a WF, my 362 retains the title :-)
Mike


Mike,  mine isn't jumping out of the disks.  It make a lot of noise going through the business of the take -up lever, tension and the spring though.  I'm feeling like this machine is rougher in how the thread is handled on the way to the needle.

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