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I have a Pfaff 1471 which is dropping black stuff, maybe black plastic from the needle action onto the fabric while sewing. Is there a belt there that may have broken up?

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No there is not belt over buy the needle. There is a few plastic parts in the needle area(allso called the "head"). It may need to be cleaned, you can take that side cover off buy a screw from the top. It is a few inces down in the machine just look down in from the top right next to the end cover. You just need to losen the screw not take it all the way out. Then pull the cover of and inspect.
does it sew ok?
Also may need to remove the top panel with the stitchs numbers on it. Just bend it in the midle and it will pop off.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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