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Pfaff 7570 connection to new XP laptop

I use Pfaff PCD software and connect to the Pfaff 7570 sewing machine using the provided dongle which has a 25 pin serial connector. I now have a new laptop with USB port. What adapter must I buy? I have read old posts that say not every brand is successful.

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In this FAQ list (from PFAFF web) you find 100 times the same question and answer:
H402 My new computer does not have any serial COM ports, so how does it communicate with my Pfaff creative 7570?

You will need to obtain a USB Serial Adapter, which adds a serial port to your computer by plugging it into a USB port. Suitable adapters can be obtained from Belkin [http://www.belkin.com] and Keyspan [http://www.keyspan.com].
The following USB Serial Adapters are known to work with the Pfaff creative 7570:
• Belkin F5U103
• Keyspan USA-19QW
Please note that the Belkin F5U109 is listed as working with the Pfaff creative 2140/2144 (FAQ #H405), but it does not work the Pfaff creative 7570.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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when i turn my machine on it said change battery

when i turn my machine on it said change battery where do i change the battery at

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Carefully place the machine on it's back and look on the bottom of the base and you will see a small plastic battery cover. Use two new AA batteries and you will be ok. If the machine still displays battery, leave it unplugged for 24 hours.

Posted on Jun 02, 2011

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thread or bobbin tension

I have a Pfaff 7570. The thread on the underside is loopy
& loose. Do I adjust the bobbin screw or the thread tension? Thank you

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Thread tension. Beware of adjusting the bobbin screw. Pfaffs maintain their tensions just fine without adjusting the bobbin tension, unless you're using some crazy thick or fine thread. If you must change your bobbin tension, you would be well-advised to buy an extra bobbin case, because re-calibrating your tensions after changing them can be less than fun.

Increase your top tension, and your looping should cease. I normally keep my tension around 4.5. Also make sure you're using a good quality thread, and that there's nothing in the upper tension assemblies. Sometimes a tiny piece of debris can keep the top tension from applying enough tension, so turning the machine off and blowing some canned air in there can help as well.

Good luck,

-R

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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How to open the top of the Pfaff 7570 machine to

How to open the top of the Pfaff 7570 machine to clean

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Don't bother going in from the top. Don't take out those two screws you see under the handle...they have nuts on the bottom and will drop off. Instead use a Torex screwdriver (think it is #25) and loosen, do not remove, the screw you see down in the left hand space when you raise handle. Screw head is about 2-3 inches down. Use a flashlight. After loosening screw, pull left cover off to expose lightbulb (easy to change now) and other mechanical stuff...you can use compressed air to blow out lint or a brush. Usually not needing oil, but a very little on some of the moving parts helps.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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My Pfaff 2140 giving message main motor blocked.

My Pfaff 2140 was working fine today when out of the clear blue, without any lockups from threads, I got the main motor blocked message. However, the machine will prepare for various stitches until you push the foot feed and then I get that message. I would have thought something might have the bobbin threads tangled, etc. but not the case. The wheel will turn. Is there anything I can do without having to call an out of town technician and take the machine to be looked at? I suspect it is something simple if I only knew what to try.
Thanks, PKD

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I have gotten the main motor blocked message several times. When I get this, I always remove thread, both top and bottom. I change the needle too. 75% of the time my problem goes away. If the problem is not solved, I unscrew the casing in the front of the bobbin, and look for anything that might be obstructing the bobbin. While I've had lots of "blocked motor" messages, I've never had to get a tech to ook at it. Sometimes, if you leave it overnight too, the sewing machine fairy will change something and the problem will solve itself in the morning. Re-thread, re-bobbin, re-needle. to start.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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pfaff creative 1469 instruction book

I just inherited a pfaff creative 1469. I have an instruction book and am needing a book that shows the stiches that it is capable of doing so I can program them in...for example the quilt stitch. Any suggestions? thank you, Terrie

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i have the books and no machine do you want to sell yours???

Posted on May 16, 2010

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connect PfaFF Creative 7570 to a PC

Hi,

My mom has a PfaFF Creative 7570.
We bought it without the cable & software to connect to a PC as I didn't have a PC at that time.

Now I have a Computer with Windows XP and I would like to connect the PfaFF 7570 to the computer to create my own designs.

How should I go about this?

Thank you,
Moiz

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The software you need to connect the Pfaff 7570 to the PC and to create your designs is called PC-Designer version 2.2 from Pfaff. You may be able to find a used copy. The software should come with a dongle (special cable) for connecting the machine to the PC. Make sure you have this piece because it will not work with an ordinary cable. Depending on what type of port you have on the PC to connect to, you may also need an adapter since the dongle has an old style connector on the end going to the PC. If you are going to create your own designs, you will also need a storage card which inserts into the machine that you send the designs to. Pfaff makes one, called the creative card. I have also used a generic card meant for the pfaff; the generic card is less expensive and has a greater capacity. You can find many designs online either free or for sale to send from PC to Pfaff as well.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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I need a new mother board for Pfaff creative 1475

I need a new mother board for Pfaff creative 1475 CD machine. The Local repair shop can not get one. Where can I buy one so I can get my machine working again?

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If you want to learn how to repair sewing machine by yourself, I suggest you to order the following product:
Sewing Machine Repair Guide
It's a professional step-by-step repair guide written by an expert. Besides PfaFF sewing machine, you can learn how to repair other brands of sewing machine as well. The author claims that you can earn money after you had learned the repair skills!
Good luck.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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- resetting the timing

Hello, I have a Pfaff 545 sewing machine, and I would like to learn how to reset the timing. Can someone give me some instructions or is there a manual that I can purchase or get that will have these instructions? My machine will not rethread itself and therefore will not sew anymore. 
thank you for your help. Angele

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I have been an upholsterer for over 30 years, I own a Pfaff 145 and Pfaff 545. Both are basically the same. Whenever my timing is off, where the threaded needle won't connect with the bobbin thread, I have always had success in re-setting the timing by taking apart the entire bobbin case. Remove the walking foot and the plate it walks on. Remove the bobbin and dismantle everything underneath it. Keep each piece and its screws together, and remember the order in which you removed it (last goes in first, etc.)Remove any obstructions, thread, fluff, etc. Surprisingly, when you put it all back together, your timing will be back to normal. This has always worked for me, and I hope it'll work fo you.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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PFAFF Varimatic 6085

i brought home this sewing machine for the weekend, and when i thread the machine and try to sew it gos for about one stitch, and then locks up. what should i do?

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did you get any feedback on this machine's problem?
i'm getting the same model by the end of the week.
thank you. chuck

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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