Question about PfaFF Sewing Machines
I'm currently using my grandmother's pfaff- it's been serviced regularly but as I'm a novice in the sewing dept, not sure if this issue is user error or the machine??? As I'm stitching, the needle unthreads itself every 5-10 stitches. Help!!! Maybe a tension issue but not sure how to adjust???
I would suggest to you to change the needle--it could be damaged
causing the thread to be cut.
also check the needle plate for burrs or sharp spots that you can feel
with your finger.
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
"needle unthreads itself every 5-10 stitches" It's probably more like it's breaking somewhere along the thread path, due to operator error, improper needle to thread size, having the sewing spool on backwards (the little thread catch needs to be away from the unspooling area, really a problem on horizontal spool pins), OLD THREAD, not threaded correctly.
More uncommonly is issues with the machine itself.
If you borrowed this from your grandmother call her for suggestions too, if you can.
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure the feed dogs are dropped (or feed dog cover is on - I can't remember which way this machine works). The stitch length on the machine has no function so ignore it. (I set it to zero so the machine doesn't have to work as hard). Hopefully this is all that's wrong. If not, use a shorter setting for the stitch length on the regulator, oil the hook and move slowly and smoothly.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
try to rethread the machine all the way back to the spool of thread and check the top and bottom tensions on scrap of same fabric
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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