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All was well when I sat down but after about twenty minutes the thread started to break. I now can't sew three stitches without it breaking and then freezing up. I oiled it and replaced the needle but that didn't help.

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First check to make sure the thread is in the takeup lever (the part that goes up and down when you turn the hand wheel).
If it is threaded correctly then it could be just about anything, probly going to need to take it to a pfaff teck.
Be carefull who you take it to, lots of shops say they have a trained teck but very few realy do.

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