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Pfaff tiptroni6122, the thread loops up on the bottom of material

When I checked the for the problem, found that the needle was being grazed by the hook in the bobbin, can I fix this or will the the hook and race have to be replaced.

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  • charleu Feb 05, 2009

    thank you, I agree with you about the machine, bought the machine in 1997, do a lot of sewing and my repair man said this would be the best machine for me and it has been, will take to the shop, thank you again

  • suestott Feb 25, 2009

    My Pfaff 2025 makes a clicking sound and tension needs to be set at 7 for a decent stitch, but there is sometimes looping on the bottom and inconsistent tension. I do a lot of quilting and do not want to spend the money taking to the shop. I have cleaned, oiled, changed needles and thread. Would appreciate advice. Thank you.


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Sounds like the hook timing is off. You don't need a new hook but you may need a new position finger. If you are unfamiliar with working on sewing machines then it needs to go to the shop. This is a great machine and is worth keeping up. Pfaff doesn't make the all metal hook anymore which is a shame.

good luck!

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