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I thought I had a timing issue with the needle and hook because I could not make stitches.Turns out the hook itself isn't moving around... anything I can do?

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Am guessing something in the machine is broken, perhaps a gear or even a belt.

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I need help in adjusting the feed dogs, they messed up when I adjusted the timing for the needle and bobbin.


When the sewing machine is properly timed, all the parts work together in a seamless flow of coordination. The needle moves from it highest point down toward the needle plate. The feed dogs reach the farthest point toward the back of the sewing machine. The feed dogs drop under the needle plate. This is just before the needle point reaches the needle plate. The needle continues to move down dragging the upper thread under the needle plate. It proceeds toward its lowest point.
The needle begins its rise back up. A loop of thread forms along the back of the needle. A special cut out on the back of the needle to accommodate this loop is called the scarf. The sewing machine hook slides behind the needle. The point of the hook slides into the thread loop and pulls the thread around the bobbin. The bobbin thread and upper thread wrap together. The needle and hook proceed through their actions under the needle plate. The feed dogs move under the needle plate from back to front.

The needle proceeds to rise again up out of the bobbin area exiting the needle plate. At the same time the feed dogs rise up out from under the needle plate. They begin to move from front to back as the needle continues to rise.
The thread from the bobbin flows through a bobbin tensioner providing resistance to the thread as it is drawn up by the upper thread knot. The upper thread is also under tension. This comes from the upper tension, thread guides, tension spring, and sewing machine take up lever.
The thread from top and bobbin grow increasingly tighter until they form a locked stitch in the middle of the fabric. This process is repeated for every stitch.
How do you adjust sewing machine timing?

The needle, hook, and feed dogs must move in harmony. If they fail to do so, the machine will not perform as expected. When the hook is just slightly out of time with the needle, you will notice skipped stitches. This may begin on only one side of the zig zag stitch or intermittently. If the timing is just a bit more out of sync, stitch formation will become impossible.
If the feed dog timing is out of sync, the fabric will not move through the machine as expected. Threads may bunch up or the fabric may just not move.
As you can see, timing is everything.
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You are absolutely correct - your machine doesn't come apart much because it is an electronic machine. There really are very few moving parts in modern sewing machines - and the electronics are better left to a technician who's been specifically trained.

It sounds as if your machine is no longer in time (needle rubbing the plate as it goes around if I'm understanding correctly). While not really a "major" repair, unfortunately with computerized/electronic machines, retiming your machine is something better left to an authorized Pfaff technician.

If the needle struck metal as you were stitching/basting, there may also be a rough spot/burr on the hook that your technician will be able to smooth off as well.

Hope this helps get you back up and running soon.

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Zigzag stitch not right.


This is an issue entirely related to the timing of the hook to the needle.

What model is your machine, top loading or front loading bobbin ?


The correct passage of the hook behind the needle, is generally very similar for either type of bobbin...adjustment requires the ability to disengage the shaft movement tying the top (needle) and bottom (hook) so that each may move separately and the small adjustment be made.

As the needle rises from the lowest position approx 1.2mm, the tip of the hook should be at the point of beginning to pass behind the needle, to pick up the bobbin thread, when in wide zig zag and at the widest and furthest travel of the hook........there is a shallow "groove" in the back of the needle just above the eye to allow a very close pass by the hook as it whizzes around.

If the hook travels clockwise, the furthest needle position is when the ZZ is in the right stitch position, so conversely, if the motion is anti-clockwise, the left needle position is the one to set.

The method of releasing the two shafts from each other will depend on the machine model, typically there are grub screws on the bottom shaft near the drive belt, or connected to the handwheel at the top........generally 2 screws at 60 degree offset in either case.

Re-timing is not especially difficult, but does require knowledge of the screws to aim for, hence the model is necessary info.....

...If you want any more help with this, just post back here with a photo of the machine (< 150kb) , or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at www.bargainbox.com.au and remind me of the posting.

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