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Pfaff 1222 Bobbin holder stuck with thread

A pfaff 1222. The bobbin holder has thread stuck in it and we cannot get it out. How do we take apart the pieces of the holder to get the thread out.

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    talk2ginny May 11, 2010

    Please don't take anything apart!!! I'm not sure what part of the machine you referring to - are you talking about the bobbin case, or the area in the machine where the bobbin case goes into the machine? I can help you with either problem, but if you take stuff apart, it will be almost impossible to put back together correctly.



    Please repost and describe your problem in more detail - it is probaby easier to fix than you think.

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With power off, take the needle out and the presser foot. Remove the two flathead screws that secure the needle plate from the machine and remove the plate. You'll have a top view of the bobbin housing and see the thread that's stuck to it.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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  • Ed Paje Apr 26, 2010

    Remove the needle, sewing foot and the needle plate. Don't remove the feed dog or you'll have more problems ahead of you. Once you've done this you will have enough access from the bobbin area and on top of it to pull out thread. You could also try rotating the hook using the balance wheel so you can free the thread from behind the hook area.

  • Ed Paje May 07, 2010

    Remove the needle plate screws (2pcs) and lift out the plat, from there you can shine a light and see what's caught around it. NOTE: Do NOT loosen feed dog screws or else you'll need a repair manual and use the feed dog setting procedure.

  • Ed Paje May 13, 2010

    I remember answering this before. Remove needle plate to access the bobbin area and locate the tangled thread around the bobbin. Do NOT mess with the feed dog at all.

  • Ed Paje May 16, 2010

    This is the third time I'm answering this problem, it doesn't seem to register my solution.



    1. Place the presser bar all the way up

    2. Remove the needle

    3. remove the two flat head screws from the needle plate

    4. Remove needle plate to reveal the upper part of the bobbin

    5. With a flashlight, locate the tangled thread behind the bobbin.
    Note: Nothing else to be tampered with aside from the items above, this will maintain the machines integrity from it's state of operation.

  • Ed Paje Jun 01, 2010


    1. Remove the needle and remove the presser foot.

    2. Unscrew the two flat head screws with a flat head screw driver.

    3. Lift needle plate and set it aside.
    From there you have access to the bobbin area from above.

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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

talk2ginny
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SOURCE: Anna had this problem with her Pfaff 332 sewing machine, I do too

Hi - it is possible that your needle is bent. Insert a new needle and check again - if you have the same problem, your timing is probably off. You could try buying a new bobbin case to see if that solves the problem. If you have had your machine tuned up within the last year or two, I would recommend a tune-up. If you know of a reputable sewing machine repair shop or dealer, the tune up should include correcting the timing and will extend the life of your machine.


Good luck,

Ginny

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

SewTechWayne
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SOURCE: Bobbin winder won't spin

The two most common problems are that you either need a new bobbin tire, or just need to adjust the position of the winder a little closer to the hand wheel. Remove the top cover and you will see the winder assembly. Loosen the two screws that hold the assembly nudge it closer to the hand wheel side. If you move it too far the winder will constantly spin. Also, examine the rubber tire, it may have a flat spot on it in which case it needs to be replaced. If it is worn out you may not be able to tell just by looking at it.
These winders can be tricky to adjust but why not try?
Good luck!

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Pfaff 2048

The timing has been knocked off when it jammed. The only way to
correct this is to take it to a shop and have it retimed. This is common on these machines.
I have 25 years working on Pfaffs

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Manual for a PFAFF 1222 sewing

Try www.sewingonline.co.uk/instructions or www.sewing-machine-manuals.com and click on relics, don't be put off by the word relics

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread bunching up.

You might have to adjust the tension. My machine was doing something similar because I accidentally changed the tension instead of the stitch length. The manuel should tell you how to adjust it.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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