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Pfaff hobby 1142. only goes one way, does not complete buttonhole.

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  • bigislandmom Jul 30, 2009

    tech problem for sure, thx

  • A Rumbold May 25, 2013

    Mine does exactly the same thing. It is not gummed or dirty in any way. I have never manage to make a button hole with this system and I have been through every question and tutorial I can find online. I never had a problem with any of my old Singer machines. I am not a button hole novice but this Pfaff has me stumped!

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It sounds like the buttonhole mechanism is seized up or gummed up with old grease. try following the linkages for buttonhole mechanism or button to see you can locate the stuck linkage.

otherwise it sounds like a tech job.

scott.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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