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Pfaff 786 cannot get the second needle to form a stitch

My three thread part of the machine works just fine, but when I got to use another needle (the second needle). The stitch gets all messed up. It won't form a stitch. I have changed needles and tried changing thread. Of course I have re threaded it according to book a number of times. Any help would be appreciated. taberk3@comcast. net

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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. :(

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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