I was sewing - it just quit. Unplugged and replugged, changed to a different outlet, opened and closed the little door - would not start. Waited a while. Would not start. The light does not come on. It did run for a bit, but quit again. Could there be a broken wire in the foot pedal, that door switch, or the on/off switch? Help!!
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Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading. Also, ALWAYS thread in the sequence shown or you will most likely never get the machine to work properly. The red thread first, then the yellow thread.
If you continue to have problems, I'd suggest going to your local Pfaff dealer and asking them to show you how to thread it.
Um, quite possibly something to do with the bobbin you installed. Check that it was loaded correctly. You might also try a different bobbin and different thread--could be something defective with that particular bobbin. Try a brand new needle, just in case. If still issues, then may consider taking it for service.
PFAFF expression 2034 Instruction Manual
(this is for a 2034 but is probably close enough to your machine to be useful. Usually, there is a very slight different between models, that most often just entails a few extra features or decorative stitches.)
The top thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle
8. Try a different spool or cone of thread
Mary - I sympathise with you regarding the "vague manual directions". I have a Pfaff 4862 and if I hadn't found the video, I would never have managed to get it working. There are animated videos at the Pfaff website, just not sure if they would still have them up for the older models - but worth a try, surely.
yes you can order a new switch. once you have it just pay close attention to how the old switch was installed and install it the same way. be sure to have your machine unplugged while you do this repair.