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The Pfaff foot controllers are some of the best made, but even they break. Rarely is there something to be repaired on a simple foot pedal Take it to your local repair store and ask to try it on a working machine. That way you KNOW it's not the machine. Then replace it on EBay making sure you have the right model before purchasing.
Sounds like a foot control problem to me if the needle can still move up and down. Is it firmly pushed into the plug or is there something stuck under it? Give it a good clean and try pushing it down with your hand to see that it goes all the way. If it does and still does not activate the machine, it may need replacing
Which model are you using? Creative 4.5?, On the newer machines it drops automatically once the embroidery attachment is hooked up. On older Creatives v2.x there is a slide lever in front of the presser foot on the front.
I have gotten the main motor blocked message several times. When I get this, I always remove thread, both top and bottom. I change the needle too. 75% of the time my problem goes away. If the problem is not solved, I unscrew the casing in the front of the bobbin, and look for anything that might be obstructing the bobbin. While I've had lots of "blocked motor" messages, I've never had to get a tech to ook at it. Sometimes, if you leave it overnight too, the sewing machine fairy will change something and the problem will solve itself in the morning. Re-thread, re-bobbin, re-needle. to start.
Foot control is bad - take foot control to your local Pfaff dealer to try on one of their machines. If their machine won't run either, it's the foot control and you can look into repair/replacement.
Machine has a short or some type or computer board problem - take machine to local Pfaff dealer and try with one of their known working foot controls. If the machine still doesn't work, your dealer will need to diagnose what is wrong.
Hope this helps.
Happy stitching, Kim & Linnette www.sewingexpressions.com