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adjusting presser foot pressure for even fabric feeding....like (grrr....!) knits - help!

I have a Bernina 1230 and have trouble with feeding some fabrics - very thick, getting over a bulky seam, or fine gauge knits. Usually I solve this be reducing the pressure on the feed dog, but the 1230 has no way to make that adjustment that I can find - am I missing something? I have never had a machine that I could not adjust the pressure level of my presser foot before. I don't understand why Bernina would make a machine that could not make this basic adjustment.
Any tips? I'm using stabilizer, my overlock foot and stitch, ball pt.needle, but top fabric is still being pushed forward into the next pin out, creating a stretched seam and a fold at the next pin. Walking foot doesn't seem to do any better.

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Have you tried using your presser foot height compensation tool? It can be used for all types of fabric when encountering a bulky seam. Current model Bernina sewing machines that have the presser foot pressure adjustment use this tool.

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I have not tried that. I ran a search and found a Bernina compensating presser foot, and compensating plates - which do you mean? The foot doesn't look to be compatible with the 1230 model, but I think the principle behind the plates should work with just about anything that's the correct height to buoy up the back end of the presser foot to level it out. I will give that a try. Thank you.

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