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Brother 834dp, entire machine is locked up??

I just got this from a friend, all was working well except the presser foot lever wasn't lifting the presser foot. i unthreaded the machine and took off face plate to get a better look, just moving the presser foot lever and rolling the wheel intermittently. well i'm not sure what even happened but the presser foot lever started working, its now going up and down as it should but when that happened, something shifted in the machine is all i can guess?? the wheel will go a half turn and stop, like something is hitting and can't go any farther. I have no idea what happened, what's not working, i keep looking and can't find anything visibly wrong but i'm scared to touch it for fear of doing more damage than i've already done. Please help!!!

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The best thing would be for the machine to be serviced

Posted on Mar 10, 2012

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SOURCE: Model 6230- presser foot lifter won't move presser foot

That's the problem seized up use a penetrating oil from the top and work it up and down and it should free up

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't lift handle for my foot presser

Take the machine apart to the point where you can see the pivot point for the presser bar lifter and spray WD40. Let sit for a few hours and try again. Repeat until the presser bar lifter releases.

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SOURCE: the presser foot lever seems to have lost tension.

What is the brand and model of your machine?

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Elna serger 925 presser foot lift lever broke off.

Purchased an Elna Pro 925 DCX and it was missing the sewing cover to do sewing without using the blades. This is a plastic cover piece that snaps on to the machine when coverstiching. Where can I fing this part?

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SOURCE: my presser foot lever wont

Make sure that your needle is in the highest position, turn your handwheel towards you, not away from or else you will mess up the timing

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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