Question about PfaFF Sewing Machines
PFAFF- 1222 (Purchased 1970's) Originally the wheel would stick at a certain spot, then slowly move on until it reached the same spot and would stick. I took the sole-plate off and doused the mechanisms with machine oil. It started doing it again, then seemed to work itself out as the motor moved faster, so started doing some free-hand embroidery (removed pressure foot, lowered feed-dogs) and suddenly my needle broke. I put another one in and it broke. When I put a third in, it started 'flagging' and the stitches skip and wouldn't register all -- couldn't sew anything.
I put the pressure foot back on and regular sewing thread -- same thing happens. I get skipped stitches, sometime the thread breaks.
Sounds like a tension problem maybe. Too tight tension will bend, and break the needle, especially if sewing fast in free machine embroidery, in this mode, the tensions have to be looser anyway. I can't explain why the wheel flagged and stopped, but experiment with tensions first.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hi - a few suggestions:
If you are comfortable removing the top cover, you may be able to look at the internal parts to see if anything is broken. This will at least give you an idea of what may be happening.
Many authorized techs will not charge you to look at the machine and give you a quote. We'd suggest calling a few sewing machine stores in your area. Don't hesitate to ask friends for their recommendation of a good service person.
Hope this helps - please don't hesitate to respond if you need further info or clarification.
Kim & Linnette
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
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Could be any number of things causing this problem - and would require a technician who's worked on your particular model to diagnose (Pfaff Dealer Locator).
It could even be something as simple as needing a good, thorough servicing - not the inexpensive blow out the dust & put oil on the hook type, but a full service that checks all the gears, timing, oiling, grease on the gears, motor brushes, etc. Having a full service done every 1-2 years is generally a good idea.
Hope you're up and running properly very soon.
Kim & Linnette
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
It may be in bobbin filling mode. Can you turn the inner circular on the hand crank. If you can click it into position, this should engage the needle mechanism.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
I foud the correct power switch for your model (I have the same machine). This is located under the dark brown plastic cover. You can buy it on ebay and the item # 360066934338.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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