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I need a double row timing belt for a Pfaff 230.

This is a very nice, old machine that sews beautifally. The only problem is it jumps time frequently.

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go to this website and you can order the belt or get the phone number to order by phone. good luck. and please rate my answer. thanks. joe

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Bobbin thread will not catch. Was sewing fine. What do I do now?

Try a brand new needle--old damaged/bent needle will frequently fail to connect with bobbin thread.

If that does not resolve the issue, most likely the machine has been knocked out of time--most often occurs when the needle hits a pin or is deflected by thick fabric so it hits the needleplate or something in the bobbin area. You can search the internet for sewing machine timing or take it for service.


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Be sure to use a brand new needle--old or bent/damaged needles frequently will not pick up bobbin thread.

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Make sure you are using a brand new needle, as an old/damaged needle will frequently not pick up the bobbin thread.

If a new needle does not solve the problem, then the machine is most likely out of time. You can search for sewing machine timing or take the machine for service.


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First, be sure you install a brand new needle. Old, damaged needles frequently will not pick up the bobbin thread. If not that, then the machine is out of time. Search the internet for sites and videos discussing sewing machine timing or take it for service.


Dec 18, 2016 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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My memory craft 2000 new home sewing maching is suddenly sewing very slowly

Is it an older mechanical machine (not computerized)? Bet it needs a good oiling. Old oil will dry out and turn to glue/varnish and actually prevents parts from moving and dragging on the motor. Use only fresh good quality sewing machine oil or Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube. Open the top, left side, and bottom of the machine. Slightly rock the handwheel and apply 1-2 drops of oil every place metal rubs on metal. Do NOT oil rubber, leather, or synthetic/nylon parts.

If it is still sluggish, you can direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the interior mechanics of the machine to help loosen things.

Older machines do need frequent oiling--ie, every time a new sewing project is begun or every six months if not in use. If a large project like a quilt, more frequent oiling may be needed. When you become familiar with the pleasing sound of a well-running machine, you will recognize when it needs some TLC.


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I have a white 742 sewing machine and want to know if I can sew blue jeans or leather on it. How high will the presser foot raise for a thickness

If you have a machine similar to the one shown in this video, your machine can most certainly sew denim. (You may need to go slowly and use a heavy needle, and if the machine is struggling to stitch through the heavy fabric, give it a little assist by turning the handwheel.)

It may be older, but this is a nice mechanical machine and should be able to do a lot more sewing than the newer machines you find now days. Just be sure to use a fresh, good quality sewing machine oil and oil it frequently (1-2 drops each spot) every time you start a new project, or at least every 6 months when not in use. (Old oil will tend to dry out and turn to glue over a period of time.) Do NOT oil the belts or any plastic/synthetic parts. But hitting every place that metal rubs on metal. Don't forget to do the mechanism around the feed dogs, etc.
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This manual may be helpful although it is not your model.

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When you get to a thick seam, make a "booster" for your presser foot that will raise the back of the presser foot to help keep it level while going over the heavy seam.


Aug 31, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Is pfaff hobbymatic a heavy duty machine?

The term "heavy duty" sewing machine is thrown about loosely lately. There are new machines (including Pfaff, Singer, etc) for sale advertised as "heavy duty," but I would be hesitant to stitch denim jean hems on them. The Pfaff 807, which appears to be an older mechanical, is probably more "heavy duty" than some newer machines on the market. However, "heavy duty" does not mean that you can sew big canvas sailcloth or heavy upholstery projects. A domestic machine (which the Pfaff 807 is) is really meant for general domestic sewing. If you want to sew "heavy duty" fabric, then look to an industrial machine. Remember that frequent sewing of heavy fabric takes a toll on a domestic machine, ie the motor, needlebar, other working parts, thus hastening the demise of your machine and the more frequent need for service & repair.


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My Juki HZL F300 bobbin case is making a terrible noise. It sounds like the bobbin is going to spin right out of it. This noise is SO loud! Do I need to oil anything? It is not even a year old.

Try installing a brand new needle. Sometimes a bent or dull needle will cause lots of racket.

You should consult your owner's manual for maintenance--cleaning and oiling instructions. Most sewing machines do require oil--some more frequently than others. Most machines also need frequent oiling in the bobbin/hook area. Be sure to use only good quality sewing machine oil for your machine--NO 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or old brown stinky oil.

If it continues to make the noise, you should probably have it serviced. Since it is less than a year old, it might still be covered under warranty, so don't delay.



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Viking 6460 not zigzagging

Looks like this is an older machine--probably mechanical. When was the last time it was cleaned and oiled? Mechanical machines need frequent cleaning and regular oil with a good quality sewing machine oil. If your machine's zig-zag has seized, it's most likely because the old oil has solidified and stuck the parts together.

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What about Oiling?

If you look at the Oiling Instructions in the owner's manual, it has a picture of where the oil should be applied. Only one or two drops!! It should probably be oiled frequently--about every 8 hours of sewing time. Pfaff probably sells a sewing machine oil for your machine. Just tell them your machine model and they should know what you need. Do NOT use 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old stinky brown stuff from grandma's sewing basket!

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