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Temp misplaced Pfaff 1471 manual during move. After unpacking machine, I got "battery" light. Replaced two AA batteries under machine, but still get battery light.

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Unplug the machine and check to make sure that the contacts for the batteries are clean and that the batteries are installed with the correct positive and negative orientation. Plug the machine back on and test.

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The flywhee on my pfaff 1471 seems to have disengaged after unsuccessfully winding a bobbin. The motor goes but the needle does not go. What to do?


Did you turn the knob inside the hand wheel backwards while holding the wheel itself? If that knob is in the correct position, did you hear it snap into place when you rotated the hand wheel towards yourself? Does the needle bar move up and down when you rotate the hand wheel?

I suspect that the needle bar is still disengaged from the motor mechanism. The manual is available from Pfaff on the creative 1471 page: http://www.pfaff.com/en-US/Machines/creative-1471 . The direct link to the manual is http://www.pfaff.com/SiteMedia/PFAFF/Products/Machines/Support-manuals/creative1471-manual-EN.pdf . See page 13 of the PDF for the picture of the direction and position of the knob that should be checked.

If the machine still doesn't work, it may be that the belt is bad. This connects the shaft of the motor to the mechanism that runs the needle bar. You can find a parts list for the 1471 here: https://www.universalsewing.com/tek9.asp?pg=parts_pfaff . Scroll down to find the various 1471 diagrams. The belts are probably available at most Pfaff or other sewing machine dealers. This page, https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/pfaff-1471-sewing-machine-parts.aspx , is one source. You want the motor belt.

I hope this helps.

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Hello Patricia P. Thomas

Download a free Pfaff 1471 Manual here
https://www.manualowl.com/m/Pfaff/creative-1471/Manual/333543

The threading instructions are quite simple to follow.

Please let me know how this works out for you.

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UNPLUG it from the wall wait a few minutes and plug it back in .if this does not work contact Pfaff tech support

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Your local guy is right. AA batteries are a type of cell (think size, voltage and shape) . The brand doesn't matter.

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The circuit board has a very small fuse that could have blown. Your dealer will need to look at it. The older Pfaff computerized models like the 1471, 1473 and 1475 had a small fuse on the circuit board that could be replaced for considerably less than replacing the entire circuit board but I'm not sure if this is the case with the 7550.

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