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HOW TO SET UP PFAFF 2144 FOR FREE MOTION QUILTING. I KEEP GETTING THE WARNING, RAISE FEED DOG AND THE MACHINE WON'T GO

MODEL 2144

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SOURCE: I dropped the feed dog to do some free motion

Make sure you do not have lint "trap" that is keeping the feed dogs up. Clean it out with some canned air and look closely at the grooves to make sure they are not full of lint.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Thread gets caught in feed dog while free motion quilting.

First, remove the thread and re-thread the machine. If the thread isn't in the take-up lever properly, erratic problems ensue.

Next, try removing the needle plate and bobbin case and inspecting both for any nicks or burrs. (your instruction book will guide you how) These can be very carefully polished off with 1500 grit sandpaper. Also check the hook for burrs.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

SOURCE: How do I set my pfaff mahine up for free motion quilting

try dropping the feed dogs, & reduce the top thread tension one number at a time till the stitches are normal

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

SOURCE: pfaff tiptronic will not free motion

contact pfaff customer service about a manual

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

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