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Pfaff Hobbylock 788 Serger won't work

I haven't used my serger for quite a while. I got it out today, threaded it and it was working fine, then all of a sudden it just stopped sewing. Is has power and the doors are shut.

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Does it still make noise? Maybe it needs a new belt or just some oil?

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I need a video on how to thread a pfaff hobbylock 4842 serger


Pfaff has a video on threading the Hobbylock 4842 here: http://www.pfaff.com/mediafiles/threading_guide/index_en.html . You need Adobe Flash Player available on your browser. Enter the tutorial, the link is below the Quick Help paragraph. Then choose the correct machine (from the links across the top). Then use the drop-down menu to choose the stitch that you will be sewing for the appropriate threading video. Then click on the appropriate thread (below the video window) to see how to thread that section of the serger. (For two-thread stitches, you will see two options are greyed out.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Pfaff hobbylock 4842 serger - how to thread


here is a manual:

PFAFF hobbylock 4842 Instruction Manual

Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine. Also, thread each thread in the ORDER specified or your machine will most likely never stitch correctly (usually, the upper looper first, lower looper next, and then the needles).

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Price of a hobbylock 4842


Difficult to say. Supposedly original new price was ~$700

Pfaff Serger Overlock Hobbylock 4842 Specifications

However, if it is a used machine, so much is subjective based on physical and operating condition, the accessories included, desirability of the model, where it is located, etc.

PFAFF HOBBYLOCK 4842 SERGER 2 3 4 THREAD OVERLOCK FREE SHIPPING NO RESERVE...

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My serger seized up


Do you frequently oil your serger? Sergers require more frequent oiling and cleaning than sewing machines to keep them going. Be sure to use the correct oil for your machine.

It could have some threads wrapped somewhere that is keeping the machine from operating.

The other problem could be that it is out of time. If so, take it for service.

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How do i tighten the needle holder on a pfaff 788 hobbylock serger


Hi,
I have the same problem, thee needle holder shaft swirls from left to right, is very loose. Maybe there is a screw missing, but which one? Please look at the pictures.
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HELP PLS. pfaff serger, hobbylock 788. it has been working fine. today i cant turn it on at all. what could be the problem?


Is one of the front covers open slightly? these will both have safety cutouts on them.

If not that, then could be foot control and cord that has a fault. Are you getting power to the light on it? Can you hear the engine humming? If there is nothing, then start by testing the foot control and cord.

You can probably buy a replacement foot control on one of the sewing part sights such as www.sewusa.com or www.sewingpartsonline.com

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Hobbylock 797 how to thread


The hobbylocks all thread in much the same fashion.  There is a diagram for a four thread hobbylock on this website.  It would be better if you found a Pfaff dealer to show you as it is quite complicated.

 

http://www.pfaffmachines.co.uk/overlock/pfaff-hobbylock-2-overlocker.htm

 

Once you have it threaded, always cut the old threads at the spool and knot new ones on and pull through.  You will have to thread the needles as the knots will not pass through but it does save an awful lot of frustration when needing new colours on the spools.

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Threading


Mary - I sympathise with you regarding the "vague manual directions". I have a Pfaff 4862 and if I hadn't found the video, I would never have managed to get it working. There are animated videos at the Pfaff website, just not sure if they would still have them up for the older models - but worth a try, surely.

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Baby Lock Eclipse threader looper


Do you know the looper threader broken can be repair by yourself? I suggest you to order the following product:
Sewing Machine Repair Guide
It's a professional repair guide written by an expert. Besides PfaFF sewing machine, you can learn how to repair other brands of sewing machine as well. The author claims that you can earn money after you had learned the repair skills!
Good luck.

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