PfaFF Sewing Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

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Display does not light up on PFAFF 1475 CD

These instructions apply to PFAFF 1475 CD. They may also work for other machines. If you have some advanced electronic repair skills and tools, check the following: For 220 Volts models - there is a fuse next to the power input, make sure it is good. There is no such a fuse for 120 Volts model. If the fuse is Okay, you have to get access to the main circuit board by removing the bottom cover. Check the primary on the transformer for 120 V AC (220 V AC respectively). Check the secondary side for 5 V AC (luminescent display), 9 V AC (turns to 5 V DC by rectifier, 4700 micro farads capacitor and a 5 V regulator STI L387A) and 28 V AC (turns to 35 V DC by rectifier and 2200 micro farads capacitor. Pay attention to two soldered round fuses in series with the secondary 9 V and 28 V - both should be good. On the big capacitors you should have 9 V DC and 35 V DC. Common symptoms for bad small 22 micro farads capacitors next to the some of the IC's - there are 5 of these: These capacitors are in parallel with 5 V DC. ## All of the LEDs light up but the display is blank ## All of the LEDs light up, the display is blank, and after a minute no LEDs at all ## No LEDs nor display. Replace ALL five 22 micro farads capacitors using a good desoldering pump or desoldering station!. Enjoy your resurrected PFAFF 1475 CD machine!!! I just did this procedure on my aunt's one (Made in West Germany around 1990).
4/9/2024 2:04:43 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Apr 09, 2024
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PFAFF 6800 Sewing Machine User Manual. I am looking for this manual please?

Question edited for clarity. Scribd says they have it. They call is a 'Passport 2'? https://www.scribd.com/document/702071593/Pfaff-Passport-2-0-Sewing-Machine-Instruction-Manual Singer reckon they have it but search doesn't find it! https://www.google.com/search?q=PFAFF+6800+User+Manual ..
3/30/2024 9:54:28 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Mar 30, 2024
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Pfaff creative sensation pro gives error message to remove sensormatic buttonhole foot when the foot is not attached. Can I fix this?

You have a software glitch that can only be diagnosed and repaired by a technician. Especially if this is an ongoing event.
3/7/2024 9:47:13 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Mar 07, 2024
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Pfaff Creative 1475 CD When I put the presser foot down it doesn't hold the fabric tight down so it slides about while sewing and makes a mess. What can I do to fix this please?

You need to raise the feed dogs. It sounds like you have them down for embroidery.The manuals are terrible clarity!creativePfaff https://www.pfaff.com > pfaff > Resources > en-US PDF10 Connection socket for the Creative. Designer 1475 CD. 11 Work support with accessory box and accessory compartment. 12 Sewing foot holder with sewing foot.69 pagesPfaff Creative 1475 CD user manual (English - 69 pages)Manuals.ca https://www.manuals.ca > sewing machines > Pfaff User manual. View the manual for the Pfaff Creative 1475 CD here, for free. This manual comes under the category sewing machines and has been rated by 10 ...Pfaff creative 1475CD Instruction BookManualsLib https://www.manualslib.com > ... > creative 1475CD View and Download Pfaff Creative 1475CD instruction book online. creative 1475CD sewing machine pdf manual download.
2/28/2024 9:59:52 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Feb 28, 2024
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What do I do if my computer still will not recognize the machine and software?

Hi - What version of the File Assistant are you trying to run? The original version did not communicate and a subsequent version fixed this. It could also be a com port setting or a few other things.

If you email me your phone number, I'd be happy to call and try to walk you through some things to get it working. Takes too long to write and too many trouble-shooting steps that change from scenario to scenario to write it all here!

I worked for Pfaff for 10 years doing just these kinds of things and would be more than happy to try to help you out.

Look forward to hearing from you,
Kim
2/17/2024 6:20:52 PM • PfaFF Creative... • Answered on Feb 17, 2024
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My Pfaff quilt Expression 4.0 feed dogs will not go down. The switch will not lower them.

I assume the switch you are talking about is the one on the front bottom of the machine. this switch should not slide back and forth easily, if it does than the linkage has been disconnected or broken. To check this you need to open the bottom of the machine and see what happens when you move the switch. To open the bottom you will need a torx screwdriver. First remove 4 long screws that go through bottom and into back, than remove two shorter screws that go through bottom into front cover, next remove 3 short bolts that hold the bottom to frame. If you can't see anything broken or loose after opening the bottom, you might need to remove the covers.
2/5/2024 8:48:47 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Feb 05, 2024
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Pfaff 7570 Sewing Machine. It has a low-contrast screen. What is the problem?

There is a capacitor on the rear of all LCD displays that regulates voltage and the brightness. A good electronics engineer will replace the capacitor. I sewing machine tech will just replace the whole display unit. It is a known issue https://www.google.com/search?q=Pfaff+7570+Sewing+Machine.+It+has+a+low-contrast+screen ..
1/30/2024 5:41:57 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Jan 30, 2024
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The screen is blank on my 7570 embroidery machine

Look around the screen and see if there is a contrast adjustment knob. It might be on the side of the machine or on the top of the machine or under the screen. It is possible the the contrast of the machines screen is off. If that is not the issue it might be a loose cable inside the machine or it could be something more serious.
1/22/2024 1:19:14 AM • PfaFF Creative... • Answered on Jan 22, 2024
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Pfaff 7550 sewing machine. Needle position and foot pedal not working.

See page 163 of user manual (Sewing faults and their removal). It may help you. Pfaff Creative 7550 Instruction Manual (Page 162 of 183) ' ManualsLib
11/21/2023 12:50:49 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Nov 21, 2023
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PFaff Hobbymatic 927. What type/size bobbin do I need for it please?

In the link, $8.88 for 10.

Pfaff Bobbin 10 Pack #9304097045

SingerOnline.com https://www.singeronline.com > ... BOBBINS · BOBBIN CASES · GEARS · FREE MOTION FEET · 1/4" QUILT FEET · HEMMERS, BINDERS ... Hobbymatic, 919 Hobbymatic, 919-1, 92, 927 Hobbymatic, 93, 933, 935, ... US$8.88 More here https://www.google.com/search?q=pfaff+hobbymatic+927+replacement+bobbins ..
11/15/2023 5:12:33 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Nov 15, 2023
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Pfaff 1050S Sewing Machine. Hand wheel / gear problem?

My first thought was the the clutch on the handwheel was not tightened up. In the 'old days' machines has a knob in the centre that disconnected the drive. Or the motor drive belt is broken, stretched, or not on the pulleys. https://www.google.com/search?q=pfaff+1050s+replace+belt Pfaff are belt driven, but not much on yours. https://www.google.com/search?q=pfaff+1050s+replacement+belt ....
11/10/2023 8:26:52 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Nov 10, 2023
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Pfaff 1471 frozen. Button lights on, nothing works; frozen.

Hi, I had the same issue with my 1471, I solved it replacing three yellow 22µF capacitors on the motherboard.
10/12/2023 9:30:29 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Oct 12, 2023
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Pfaff tiptronic 2020 display screen info is very faint and difficult to read

Download the user manual from P2010.max (pfaff.com) and refer to page 93 (Maintenance and Troubleshooting section)
9/20/2023 11:47:58 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Sep 20, 2023
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Pfaff Quilt Style 2042. How to change a lightbulb in it please. Cannot get outside cover off which I know I have to do first.

This mentions a lamp changer tool. There is only one video that I can see hiding under the 'People also Ask' section but it is a different model. https://www.google.com/search?q=Pfaff+Quilt+Style+2042+replace+bulb Manuals and Product Support is here, but not showing your model in the dropdown list. [email protected] https://www.pfaff.com/en-us/Support/machine-manuals-updates/ ..
9/13/2023 6:26:24 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Sep 13, 2023
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Pfaff creative 1475 CD pressure foot mechanism is slow to go down and doesn't fully engage

check for lint or string build up under the feed
8/24/2023 12:08:01 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Aug 24, 2023
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Pfaff 1222SE Sewing machine manual

8/9/2023 2:44:51 AM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Aug 09, 2023
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When free motion quilting with my Pfaff 2036 the tension needs to be adjusted frequently. Do you have a solution for this?

When experiencing tension issues, especially "long eyelashes" on the back of your quilt while free motion quilting with your Pfaff 2036, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and improve the situation. Here are some suggestions:
  1. Clean and lubricate your machine: Start by ensuring that your machine is clean and properly lubricated. Dust, lint, or debris can affect the tension and cause issues. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance.
  2. Use the right thread and needle: Ensure that you are using a suitable thread for free motion quilting. Threads designed specifically for quilting tend to work well. Additionally, choose a needle appropriate for the thread weight and fabric type you're using. A needle that is too small or too large for your project can affect tension.
  3. Check the bobbin tension: While the bobbin tension is usually factory-set and doesn't require frequent adjustment, it's worth checking to ensure it's not too tight or too loose. Make sure the bobbin is wound properly and inserted correctly. If necessary, consult your machine's manual for instructions on adjusting the bobbin tension.
  4. Experiment with the top thread tension: While you mentioned keeping the tension around 1-2, it's worth experimenting with slightly higher or lower tension settings to find the sweet spot. Each machine and project can have different requirements, so don't hesitate to make minor adjustments to achieve balanced tension.
  5. Test with scrap fabric: Before quilting on your actual project, it's a good practice to test the tension on a scrap piece of fabric sandwiched in a similar manner. This allows you to make adjustments and fine-tune the tension without affecting your main project.
  6. Check the threading path: Double-check that the top thread is threaded correctly through all the necessary guides and tension discs. If the thread is not seated properly in the tension discs, it can cause tension issues. Consult your machine's manual for the correct threading path.
  7. Slow down your stitching speed: Sometimes, excessive speed can contribute to tension problems. Try reducing your stitching speed and see if it makes a difference in the tension and stitch quality.
  8. Consult a professional: If you have tried the above steps and are still experiencing tension issues, it might be beneficial to consult a professional technician or your local sewing machine dealer. They can examine your machine and provide more specific guidance or perform any necessary adjustments.
Remember that achieving the perfect tension can sometimes be a trial-and-error process. Take your time to experiment, make small adjustments, and practice on scrap fabric until you're satisfied with the results.
6/18/2023 5:08:34 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Jun 18, 2023
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Pfaff Performance 2054. The reverse stitch is not working on it. Why?

Question edited for clarity. Question moved from Computers category. The worst thing to do with sewing machines is not use them. Regular use and 2 yearly cleaning and lubrication by a dealer is the way to go. Something is probably gummed up There are some ideas in the link and the videos. https://www.google.com/search?q=Pfaff+Performance+2054.+The+reverse+stitch+is+not+working
5/11/2023 5:54:50 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on May 11, 2023
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