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Why is my pfaff stop sewing and then starts again after tap on right side?

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This generally indicates an electrical or electronic short, either of which should only be approached by a trained technician. However, it is often hard for technicians to find intermittent errors, so, you may have to wait until it happens so often that it won't be missed. Sorry, wish I had better news.

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Bobbin winding

1. Place the thread spool on the spool pin in


against the spool.


back to front. Pull the thread clockwise around



the inside to the outside.

4. Place an empty bobbin on the bobbin spindle.

5. Push the bobbin lever to the right to wind.

A pop-up appears on the screen to inform

you that bobbin winding is on. Press the

foot control or the start/stop button to start

winding the bobbin.

When the bobbin is full, the bobbin winding

will slow down and stop automatically. The

pop-up closes. Remove the bobbin and cut the thread

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