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My 2134 is shreading the thread at the last thread

My pfaff 2134 is shreading the thread at the last thread guide befroe the needle. Any suggestions? have rethreaded, changed needle, cleaned it out etc. Trying to stipple a quilt using new sulkly blendable thread.

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Try changing the thread to a different type on a sample piece of fabric
if that doesn't help check the thread guide you mentioned & see if has any burrs on it, burrs can damage thread

Posted on Aug 01, 2010


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The Hobby 1200 is a Pfaff sewing machine that they call the Grand Quilter. First raise the presser foot and make sure that the needle is at the highest position (press the needle up/down button twice with the machine on). Then turn off the machine and unplug it for the maximum safety. For the top thread, place a spool on the spool pin and guide the thread through one of the two thread guides on the thread guide bar. The thread starts from behind the guide. (The post holding the guide bar is next to the spool pin.) As with most sewing machines, you will work from right to left and lead the thread down then up before going down to the needle. Bring the thread to the next thread guide (in front of the bobbin winding pin) and pass it through one of the holes from the back. Wrap the thread to the back of the guide and then through another of the holes. If the thread tension is very loose, try going through all three holes. Bring the thread down between the pre-tension discs going counter-clockwise.

Hold the thread in both hands and guide it around down and around the tension dial from right to left. Bring the thread up to get it between the tension discs and behind the tail of the check spring. Bring the thread back down over the loop of the check spring then under the thread guide that looks like an upside down L with a curve in it. Bring the thread up and through the next thread guide. (This guide is horizontal and just above the previous guide and one side ends near the center of the tension dial.)

Bring the thread up and pass it through the eye in the thread take-up lever and then back down through the horizontal thread guide above. Slip the thread into the thread guide and then down to the needle bar thread guide. Thread the needle from front to back. The thread should be along the groove in the needle.

You can find the manual at Pfaff's Machine Update page: . Search for the model and then you'll get to the product page: . The direct link to the manual is . The threading section starts on page 21 (page 23 of the PDF). The manual has good pictures that are better than my attempts to describe the guides.

I hope this helps.

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How can I factory reset my PFAFF 7550 sewing machine ?

Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

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try changing the needle--make sure to use every thread guide
try a different thread
check for any burrs on the needle plate or on the bobbin case
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or loose

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The threaded needle will not pick up the bobbin thread. It seemed to be in perfect shape when last I used the machine, a Pfaff Tiptronic, but now, suddenly, it will now work. The threading of the bobbin...

Hi, here is a few suggestion...........

A few suggestions:
  1. Re-thread top of machine from scratch with the presser foot raised, i.e. remove thread completely from all thread guides & paths and start from scratch, making sure thread is securely seated between tension disks. Once the needle is re-threaded, lower the presser foot and give the tail end of the thread a tug to make sure there's tension on it.
  2. Make sure the bobbin is turning the correct direction for your machine - and that the thread tail is under the tension plate or bobbin tension guide (depending on machine).
  3. Blow out any fuzz.
  4. Insert a new needle, making sure needle is pushed all the way up.
  5. Oil machine (in locations recommended in your owner's manual).
If the basic cleaning and re-threading (above) don't help, your machine(s) may be out of time or have another mechanical issue that will require a repair technician. We recommend a tech trained on your specific brands - they'll be better trained and able to get any repair parts that may be needed.

Take care

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i have bought a pfaff 463 machine and when i sew the thread going through the needle keeps on shreading..... any suggestions

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How do you thread a pfaff 7570

If only we could put video links in here! But here goes:

Raise the presser foot;
Turn the hand wheel until the take-up lever (the hook bit that goes up and down, above the needle ) has reached its highest position;
Remove the small spool holder from the horizontal thread holder that is under the lid. Put thread reel onto spool, replace spool holder;
Pull thread behind first thread guide - it is the cream flat plastic bit towards the back - about 1" x 3/4" (i.e. the thread takes the first exit at the back);
Bring it down the left-hand long slot on the front of the machine, back up the right-hand slot, over the hook of the take-up lever, back down the right-hand slot and pass it from the side between the thread guide (silver metal bit just above the needle - looks a bit like curled metal). I found this last guide the most difficult to figure out - tried to get the thread into the curled bit - but you don't do that - it just slips in behind;
Thread goes through the eye of the needle. You can use the needle threader or not. Instructions for needle threader:

Lower sewing foot (makes more room and clamps the thread in the upper tension discs so it is less likely to keep spooling off while you are trying to thread);
Turn handwheel until the needle is in highest position;
Pull the needle threader straight down and then twist it to the front so the tiny hook on the threader goes through the eye of the needle;
Take thread under the larger metal hook on the left, put your thumb on it to stop it coming off, thread goes back towards the needle and under the small hook that is poking through the needle from the back;
Twist the needle threader towards the rear, releasing the thread carefully and allow the threader to move upwards. There should be a loop of thread left in the eye of the needle and you can now pull it all through to the back.

That sounds really complicated but I find the Pfaff needle threader works really well, unlike that of some other machines. I also have a Husqvarna Designer 1 whose needle threader works great, but the one on my friend's Designer SE is useless. Go figure!

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I have a similar problem with my 7510.

As a rule of thumb, the flat side of the needle always goes towards the opposite side of the last thread guide. So on your machine, since the last thread guide is in the front of the needle bar, the flat side of your needle goes toward the rear. The needle threads front to back.and needle clamp is tight position is must

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Designer 2 -

check if the needle touches the feed dogs, or presser foot. it should have enough clearance.
check also if you had correctly place the bobbin to the bobbin case, (a reverse bobbin causes thread breaking/shreading)
with the thread out of the needle and with the presser foot lifter down, try to pull manually the thread, try figuring it out if the thread is too loose or TIGHT.
if its too tight then you might not have correctly placed the thread to the thread guides.
try to check it again.
adjust the thread tension control if its too tight, (see also if if the tension control is not stuck!)
make sure its not too tight, nor too loose.
its good to figure out the cause of the problem yourself, with minimum help! everything you do, it will be your sole experience!

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Thread shreds with Pfaff

I have the book on that machine as well and I have had that problem. Here is what had happened to me: I was soooooo tired of that shreading thing that I took a flashlight and aimed it up the nose of the machine by the lightbulb and fould there to be a nice little rats nest wrapped around the take-up lever and the needle bar. I spent the next three hours getting to that nest with the skinniest and longest tools I could find. Oh it is was fun!

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