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The belt goes round when knob is loose but when knob is tightened motor runs still but belt won't move

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Please you have bought the correct size belt Or put in 2 or 3 drops oil on belt then you will start machine.

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SOURCE: My pfaff 1222e isn't working the motor runs but the needle doesn't move ~ the knob at the end of the machine won't turn at all

Check for thread jams... hopefully that's the problem and not a bent shaft in the thing.

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2. The tension can be adjusted properly by turning the motor on with the foot pedal; low speed.
3. While the motor is running move the motor in a fashion that will loosen or tighten the belt. The correct location will allow the motor to run at it's highest speed.
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3. Tighten the screw. Your hand wheel control knob should be able to be loosened for bobbin winding and tightened for sewing.
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1. If the machine motor is running you can see if the bobbin winder is functioning. If so then you need to tighten the hand wheel lock.
2. If it doesn't work try loosening the screw on the hand wheel lock. 3. Try to tighten the wheel lock now.
4. Now, tighten the screw.
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6. Belt. Remove old belt. Put new one on while motor is loose. Tighten the motor while you keep the machine running at a slow speed. As you tighten the motor there will be a point the motor speed rises the most. Tighten the motor there and recheck afterwards.

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