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Message Board > Sewing Machines > I think my machine is haunted! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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I think my machine is haunted!
Pfaff doing a weird thing!
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Date: 9/17/13 11:44 AM

I was just sewing fast and I let up off the pedal and the machine kept sewing really slowly. I pressed on the pedal and it didn't speed up, let off, still kept sewing slowly. I turned it off and then back on and it started sewing on its own. I turned it back off and kept it off longer and turned it back on and then it seemed to be fine. Nothing was near the pedal so I don't what what was going on! Poor ole' gal is having fits!

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Date: 9/17/13 11:56 AM

I could joke here but I think this time I will just tell you to please have the electrical looked at on your machine before you risk a fire.. btw. I have had that happen too and always wondered......... so let me know..

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Date: 9/17/13 11:59 AM

EEEEK!!!

Sounds like the foot pedal needs a D&C (Dust & Cleaning) from the tech.

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Date: 9/17/13 12:05 PM

I don't know how expensive foot pedals are for your pfaff, but you might want to get a new one. It sounds like the old one has a short.

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Date: 9/17/13 12:12 PM

Sometimes my pedal catches on the fabric pile behind it - and it will stay sewing when I take my foot off the gas, too.

It does not sound like you have a logical reason like I do though.

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Date: 9/17/13 12:12 PM

If it was my old Pfaff 1475CD wich is not all that newer than your old Pfaff 1472, I would stop using my foot pedal, take it off of there, and instead use my one point electronic foot pedal for my also old Singer XL1000 machine just for a while and see if all was fine. Just since I know those two are perfectly inter-changable with each other, at my house.

If that worked fine, I would then know the problem was not in the machine it's self at all, and was in the lead cord or foot pedal on the Pfaff. I do have same foot control as you. There is a little metal copper flexible strip in the foot control, if it gets old and bent up, then things are not working so great anymore. Chances of unbending it just right and getting re-bent are not all that good. Better to just get a new little copper strip in it. I did that once, it only cost me, about $5 or so.

If it still happens with a known good foot control and lead, then I would know the problem was actually in the sewing machine instead.

At my house, I also might not leave it plugged into the wall when I'm not there and supervising it, anymore. Though I don't do that with any of my machines actually. Just since if you got two wires touching each other in your lead cord or such, it might decide to run all by it's self, and I just kind of would not want that to happen, when I was not there to uplug it.
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Date: 9/17/13 12:37 PM

Were you the first owner? Was it perhaps owned by someone who died, possibly whilst sewing?

Call a priest. Better yet, two.

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Date: 9/17/13 3:03 PM

I don't have another foot pedal that I could try out. I bought it new back in 1991. I have a feeling it is the foot control. I just had it looked at not too long ago and everything else checked out okay on it.

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Date: 9/17/13 3:39 PM

Without another one of some kind, preferable the same, you would never know. So maybe bring it back and let them do that. If not, you could buy one off the internet, but I think it would cost you maybe close to $100 for a real one, or still half that for a generic one. And if it still does that, then you have just wasted your money. So if it was mine, and I had no way to tell, I would just take it back to where ever that might have some, and let them try that instead, as that way it would not cost me that money that might be just thrown away and wasted instead.

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Date: 9/17/13 3:41 PM

I am going to still be laughing next week! You get an A for funny!
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