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Needle keeps falling out of Pfaff Creativ 2170

I use this machine for embroidery and recently the needles have been falling out of their holder. I insert the needle the correct way and tighten the screw but within a couple of minutes the needle comes out and I find the tightening screw has become loose. The machine maks a clicking noise just before the needle comes loose.

I presume something has worn on the machine. Is this a common problem? How can it be fixed? If it's a simple solution as I'd like to deal with it myself. It took Pfaff a month to deal with a relatively minor problem last time.

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  • rhiannon17 Sep 15, 2008

    THanks I'll check it and get back if I need more help



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Check that the metal plate under the needle is properly fixed into the machine.

If the needle is hittling the plate, it can get stuck and fall out.

If the needle keeps getting out then the small pin that keep the needle is broken, you will need to take apart the machine to fix this.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Change ur needle bar and also check needle size before insert in it.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    1. A sewing machine comprising a needle bar having a lower end; a
    needle for carrying an upper thread and attached to said lower end of
    said needle bar; a vertical shaft; a needle bar support swingable
    around said vertical shaft to swing said needle laterally with respect
    to a fabric feeding direction, an upper drive shaft operatively
    connected with said needle bar and rotatable to vertically reciprocate
    said needle bar on said needle bar support; a loop taker for carrying a
    lower thread and operatively connected with said upper drive shaft for
    rotation in synchronism with said needle, said loop taker and said
    needle cooperating to interlock the upper thread and the lower thread
    to form a stitch each time said needle is displaced downward; a thread
    take-up lever operatively connected to said upper drive shaft for
    vertical reciprocation in synchronism with said needle to feed the
    upper thread to said needle upon downward movement of said take-up
    lever and to tighten the stitch upon upward movement of said take-up
    lever; thread deflecting means arranged between said thread take-up
    lever and said needle for deflecting the upper thread laterally of the
    fabric feeding direction in response to swinging movement of said
    needle bar effected in response to selection of zigzag stitch pattern
    data stored in a memory of said sewing machine; thread blocking means
    arranged on one side of said thread deflecting means and movable
    relative to said thread deflecting means between inoperative and
    operative positions; and actuating means for moving said thread
    blocking means to the operative position of said blocking means in
    response to selection of the zigzag stitch pattern data, said thread
    blocking means in the operative position thereof blocking the upper
    thread as the upper thread is being deflected in one direction by said
    thread deflecting means for providing a predetermined degree of tension
    of the upper thread to thereby tighten the stitch on one side of the
    zigzag stitch in addition to tightening the stitch by said thread
    take-up lever.

    2. A sewing machine as set forth in claim 1, wherein said thread
    deflecting means includes an arm having an end rotatbly supported on
    said vertical shaft and operatively connected to said needle bar biased
    by a spring arranged between said needle bar support and said arm.

    3. A sewing machine as set forth in claim 1, wherein said thread
    blocking means includes a member having a limb movable toward said
    thread deflecting means when said thread deflecting means is in
    operative position thereof, and away from said thread deflecting means
    when said thread deflecting means is in inoperative position thereof,
    said limb blocking the upper thread upon deflection of the upper thread
    in the one direction by said thread deflecting means.

    4. A sewing machine as set forth in claim 1, wherein said actuating
    means includes a solenoid which is energized for moving said thread
    blocking means to the inoperative position of said thread blocking
    means and is deenergized for moving said thread blocking means to the
    operative position of said thread blocking means



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