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Pfaff serger stuck

My pfaff serger gets stuck when the needle is in the up position. I can't turn the wheel all the way around in either direction. It appears that the guard at the top of the needle hits against the machine and won't let it go any further.

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  • midwifebcs Jul 14, 2008

    I got the side cover off but I can't get the screws ioff the light assembly

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Your needle bar has been pushed up and is out of adjustment. You need to take off the side cover, there should be a screw on the back of your machine holding it on. Remove this screw, and remove the cover.You may have to remove the light assembly to reach the screw on the needle bar. Once you can see the needle bar, rotate the handwheel until you can see the screw on the needle bar. Loosen this screw SLIGHTLY until you can turn the needle bar. Hold and rotate the needle bar back and forth as you push down slightly. This will lower the bar.Lower it about 1/4 inch. Adjust the needles by turning the bar so that they are straight across. Tighten the needle bar screw so that the bar doesn't move. Turn the handwheel to see if the threads will be picked up. If not, adjust until they are. Tighten the needle bar screw tightly,reinstall the side cover ,and tighten the screw. Change your needles.Rethead and sew.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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