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Pfaff performance 5.0 won't start up. Machine is 10 days old and was working fine when I shut it down for lunch and now it will not start back up.

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Is there an On/Off switch that has been turned off? Verify that the cord(s) are fully plugged in. You can also try a different electrical outlet. If it still will not work, you should return it to the vendor who sold it.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017

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    Gord Condie Apr 24, 2017

    Thank you R.A. Ellis, have tried all of these suggestions and still no go. Have called the vendor and they will be looking at the machine tomorrow.

  • R.A. Ellis
    R.A. Ellis Apr 25, 2017

    That's great! They will most likely take care of the issue.

  • Gord Condie
    Gord Condie Apr 26, 2017

    Original vendor is going to replace machine with a brand new upgraded machine as this model is no longer being produced. Should have new machine by Friday. Awesome service!!

  • R.A. Ellis
    R.A. Ellis Apr 26, 2017

    What a deal! Enjoy your new machine!!!



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