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I removed the rethread bobbin guide from my Pfaff Finesse 157 and the screw will not attach to the under pinning?

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This is on a 5.0 pfaff sewing it will build a bird nest below the plate


Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point (may need to tweak this for your particular machine).

Remove the bobbin thread from the machine. Reinstall the bobbin in the bobbin case confirming the bobbin is turning the correct direction and the bobbin case is correctly threaded.

Pull the bobbin thread up to the top of the fabric and gently hold both thread tails in your left hand when slowly taking the first couple of stitches.

Apr 30, 2017 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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My Pfaff Expression 2034 sewing machine is suddenly making an almighty mangled mess at the bottom - it doesn't matter how I re-set the tensions. What can be the problem?


Be sure to use a brand new needle.

Remove the upper thread and bobbin. Reinstall the bobbin making sure it is turning the correct direction and threaded properly in the bobbin case.

RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread. Confirm the thread pathway is correct.

Most often, knots (thread nests) occur under the fabric because the machine is misthreaded or the thread is not seated completely in the tension disk.

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Sep 22, 2016 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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ChaMy pfaff 2144 will not stitch properly; pools masses of bobbin thread; Changed thread, tensions, needle etc still wont sew, please advise as I am so desperate to fix this problem


bunching of thread under material is a needle tension problem
tighten it up
proper tension is when it requires a small amount of effort to pull the thread through the needle eye

Jul 28, 2016 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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Pfaff 1221: was sewing fine; now top thread doesn't catch bobbin thread


try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
and if that doesn't help, the problem could be a timing issue and would require a sewing machine shop

Apr 15, 2015 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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Help trouble-shoot jammed machine


Try these suggestions

1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed

2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide

3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case

4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever

5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

6. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

Sep 08, 2013 | PfaFF Tiptronic 2030

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I paid to have my Pfaff tiptronic 2020 cleaned and repaired back in April. Haven't touched it till now. Although their test fabric looks fine with threads doing what they're supposed to, it doesn't work...


Rethread your machine. More than likely it is your bobbin threading is not in the guides right. When you rethread pull on both threads to make sure everything is seated in the guides right. Study your machine manual carefully.

Sep 18, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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How can I factory reset my PFAFF 7550 sewing machine ?


Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

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Message remove thread jam under the stitch plate keeps appearing! It's clean!


After cleaning out the bobbin area, re-threading the top thread, turning my Pfaff 4.2 off and on it still said " remove thread jam under the the stitch plate". I pushed the "ok" button and it started working again.
Keeping my fingers crossed.

Aug 13, 2012 | Pfaff Creative 4.0 Sewing Machnie

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Hello! My reliable 1222 has hit a snag. When try to sew, the top thread is not being picked up by the bobbin thread. How can I fix it? Pavla


try changing the needle
clean under the needle plate & in bobbin area for loose threads & lint
try rethreading the machine top & bobbin, make sure to get every thread guide
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly in the bobbin case

Mar 11, 2012 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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- resetting the timing


I have been an upholsterer for over 30 years, I own a Pfaff 145 and Pfaff 545. Both are basically the same. Whenever my timing is off, where the threaded needle won't connect with the bobbin thread, I have always had success in re-setting the timing by taking apart the entire bobbin case. Remove the walking foot and the plate it walks on. Remove the bobbin and dismantle everything underneath it. Keep each piece and its screws together, and remember the order in which you removed it (last goes in first, etc.)Remove any obstructions, thread, fluff, etc. Surprisingly, when you put it all back together, your timing will be back to normal. This has always worked for me, and I hope it'll work fo you.

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