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I have a very old pfaff, it gets out of timing, and the button underneith that you push worked to reset the hook, but the hook wont go back into the ridge. what am i doing wrong?

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Could be a couple of things:

  1. Foot control is bad - take foot control to your local Pfaff dealer to try on one of their machines. If their machine won't run either, it's the foot control and you can look into repair/replacement.
  2. Machine has a short or some type or computer board problem - take machine to local Pfaff dealer and try with one of their known working foot controls. If the machine still doesn't work, your dealer will need to diagnose what is wrong.
Hope this helps.

Happy stitching,
Kim & Linnette

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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