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Friend lent me machine but no book. Need help threading Pfaff

Not sure where thread should go before it goes through needle

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Try sewusa.com site for help on threading a bewildering number of machines.
You have not specified make or model, so cannot be of more help I'm afraid.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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The top thread breaks

1. the needle thread is not threaded properly

2. The needle thread tension is to tight

3. The needle is bent or blunt

4. The needle is incorrectly inserted

5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew

6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing

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8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

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Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
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if there is a thread in the hook area try taking a pair of needle nose
pliers to try & get the thread out, if that doesn't work then you might
think about taking the machine to a sewing machine shop to have the
machine checked since the needle will not go up & down & handwheel
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I have a PFAFF 207, with the same problem as above (top thread keeps breaking) but if I lower the tension, the bottom stitch becomes loose???


replace the needle-make sure the needle is inserted correctly
top thread tension 3 or 4
rethread the machine
some needles will not work with some thread-here's a tip

Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
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Look in your instruction book, towards the back of the book where it covers oiling the sewing hook. Oil the hook and then turn the handwheel backwards until it frees up. You may need to exert a moderate amount of force to get it to break free.

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Pfaff 260 bobbin thread not picking up


Hi. This can be terribly frustrating, but the most likely cause for the bobbin thread not catching is that the needle is inserted wrong. There is a flat side on the shank of every needle and that has to be facing a specific way on your machine or the needle's grooves can't make the stitch. On most modern machines, it's my experience that the flat side goes to the rear, facing away from the operator, but some of my older machines need the flat side facing to the left or to the right.

Another thing that can cause the bobbin thread not to pick up is a bent needle, but in my experience it's usually the needle not in correctly.

(Cost me $85.00 to find this out!)


Let me know if this works, ok?

Happy Sewing!

Robbie

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The threaded needle will not pick up the bobbin thread. It seemed to be in perfect shape when last I used the machine, a Pfaff Tiptronic, but now, suddenly, it will now work. The threading of the bobbin...


Hi, here is a few suggestion...........

A few suggestions:
  1. Re-thread top of machine from scratch with the presser foot raised, i.e. remove thread completely from all thread guides & paths and start from scratch, making sure thread is securely seated between tension disks. Once the needle is re-threaded, lower the presser foot and give the tail end of the thread a tug to make sure there's tension on it.
  2. Make sure the bobbin is turning the correct direction for your machine - and that the thread tail is under the tension plate or bobbin tension guide (depending on machine).
  3. Blow out any fuzz.
  4. Insert a new needle, making sure needle is pushed all the way up.
  5. Oil machine (in locations recommended in your owner's manual).
If the basic cleaning and re-threading (above) don't help, your machine(s) may be out of time or have another mechanical issue that will require a repair technician. We recommend a tech trained on your specific brands - they'll be better trained and able to get any repair parts that may be needed.


Take care

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Was the old needle picking up the bobbin thread ok? If it was, then there's nothing wrong with the machine. Check that the needle is inserted correctly--there's a flat side on the shank of the needle and where that goes varies widely by machine. Then check that it's threaded properly.


(I once had my needle in backwards and threaded wrong--took the machine to the shop cause I was sure my baby was broken. Cost me $85.00 to find out that on that particular machine the flat side of the needle faces left!)

Let me know if this helps!

Robbie

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Sorry to say I had the same prob and finally gave up on using 2 needles and 4 threads. Other than that I love the machine but will be replacing it soon due to inability to find replacement parts as it is sooo old. :(

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