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My Pfaff 2140 giving message main motor blocked.

My Pfaff 2140 was working fine today when out of the clear blue, without any lockups from threads, I got the main motor blocked message. However, the machine will prepare for various stitches until you push the foot feed and then I get that message. I would have thought something might have the bobbin threads tangled, etc. but not the case. The wheel will turn. Is there anything I can do without having to call an out of town technician and take the machine to be looked at? I suspect it is something simple if I only knew what to try.
Thanks, PKD

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  • rjsheese Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. No tangled threads. When the needle descends, it seems to be hitting the bobbin case. Can successfully do a straight stitch or a zigzag, but none of the other fancy stitches without getting ther error message.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Exactly as you stated - out of the blue "Main motor blocked" message and upper thread is being caught on something in the lower thread block, instead of going through smoothly.
    I haven't been abusing the machine at all, last stitch I used was the triple "join" stitch and the fabric was canvas, not too thick. I don't get it!


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I have gotten the main motor blocked message several times. When I get this, I always remove thread, both top and bottom. I change the needle too. 75% of the time my problem goes away. If the problem is not solved, I unscrew the casing in the front of the bobbin, and look for anything that might be obstructing the bobbin. While I've had lots of "blocked motor" messages, I've never had to get a tech to ook at it. Sometimes, if you leave it overnight too, the sewing machine fairy will change something and the problem will solve itself in the morning. Re-thread, re-bobbin, re-needle. to start.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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RickE1
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SOURCE: upper thread getting tangled in the bobbin

Always remember T-N-T. Thread, Needle, Tension. Assuming its threaded properly, is the needle all the way in and facing the right direction? These symptoms also suggest the bobbin may be in the bobbincase upside down thus turning in the wrong direction. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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SOURCE: my bobbin keeps getting tangled up when I sew

Take the thread out of the top and bottom and turn the handwheel by hand to see if the machine will rotate smoothly.
Rethread, making sure that the thread is in the bobbin tension slot and that the upper thread is in the tension and the take up lever.

Sorry for the delay in response. I just found the sight this evening.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

RickE1
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SOURCE: Timing is off on my Pfaff 2140/2170 machine.

Basically on any sewing machine to time it you will need to separate the two gears that drive the hook. Usually loosen the set screws that attach the gear to the shaft and separate them.
Time the hook first. On center needle position, set the hook so that the point is behind the needle when the needle bar has risen about 2.5mm.
2) Set the needle bar height. Choose the needle position which is the last for the hook to pass.
(Left on most machines, right on older Vikings) At this point, place the point of the hook behind
the needle and set the needle bar height so that top of the eye is just barely below the tip of the
hook.
3) Check feed timing. Set the stitch length to the longest stitch. The needle should enter the
fabric just as the teeth drop below the surface of the plate.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: bobbin thread bunches up creating a tangled mess under the plate

This could either be due to the bobbin being wound too loosely, or the tension on the top thread is too loose. This just happened to me the other day, and I thought it was the bobbin thread, but then I put another bobbin in with a different color than the top thread (this is a huge help in diagnosing thread issues), and I was surprised to find that it was actually the top thread that was a big loopy mess on the underside of the fabric. I fixed it by tightening the tension on the top thread (quite a bit), and everything was fine.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

Mimito7
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SOURCE: Tension Problem on Pfaff 2034, bobbin loops

Rule of thumb.. Loops on the bottom, problem on the top. Loops on the top, problems on the bottom.

Set your upper tension at 4, and rethread the machine from the top. Just before you thread the needle, but the presser foot down. If the thread pulls right thru easily, then the thread is not thru the tension wheel right. Because, if you can't pull the thread thru with the presser foot down, you have it threaded right.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

sewinsnap
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SOURCE: bobbin thread tangling - is there a proper way to

Yes there is a proper way to put the bobin in. At a Husqvarna dealer

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

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