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Pfaff 1471 will not run.

I have a Pfaff Creative 1471. It was taken in for service, and the foot-feed was tested. The motor is the problem. I couldn't begin to count the hours of use on this machine. It is no surprise that the motor has given out. However, for a machine that had original purchase price of around $2000; I would have thought it would be easier to find parts. I am likely going to remove the motor, and take it to a shop that rebuilds electric motors. The few motors I have seen online were in excess of $200, and were Pfaff motors for models other than the 1471. A standard motor rebuild should cost somewhere around $50, for new brushes and a re-wind.
If you want to play with it, you may be able to make it work for a while by slightly lengthening the springs that hold the brushes in. You will likely have to remove the motor to do this. There are opposing caps on the motor that are threaded and have screw slots. You will need to remove the caps, and remove the brushes. The springs are set so that the steel spring will not run into the copper when it runs out of the soft carbon brush material. You should not lengthen the spring to any more than the actual depth of the hole it fits into. If you do, there is a good chance that the spring will chew up the stator, or the copper face that the brushes ride on. If this fully resolves the issue, then you should find new carbon brushes (2) for the machine and replace them.

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SOURCE: Lengthening stitches.

You can adjust the length of the Zigzag (Satin)
Stitch using the buttonhole fine-adjusting screw. You will find it right above your stitch selection dial.

> For a longer stitch length, turn the
buttonhole fine-adjusting screw with a large
screwdriver in the + direction.
> For a shorter stitch length, turn the
buttonhole fine-adjusting screw with a large
screwdriver in the - direction.

Hope this helps

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SOURCE: what year was serial number 82848782 produced?

The 1471 first came out about the early 70's

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SOURCE: can a circuit board be repaird for a pfaff 1471?

I just got a quote for a replacement board for a 1475. It's approx $480 though. Talk to your Pfaff dealer. Mine did a free estimate.

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Remember that the needle on the 221 goes in with the flat side to the right and you thread the needle right to left, try that first.

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