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Pfaff CS Does Not Stop!
CS keeps sewing after I take my foot off the control
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Date: 6/17/14 12:11 PM

I was appliqueing 35 small circles (dog mouths) with my CS using one of the blanket stitches and going very slowly so I could control the placement of the stitches. When I took my foot off the foot control the machine continued to sew. To stop it I had to tap the foot control again. Sometimes it would stop after a light tap and other times I would have to tap it several times.
I checked to see if anything was making the control stick but didn't see anything.
Has anyone experienced this before?

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Date: 6/17/14 12:28 PM

the only time that i've had the foot pedal continue to sew was when it had started to slide under the edge of a cabinet. the cabinet was keeping the pedal partially depressed. have you called your local dealer to inquire?

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Date: 6/17/14 1:09 PM

I purchased my CS online in March (no warranty but I paid under $3000 for it) and I have been hesitant to contact my local dealer. I know they frown on on-line purchases. I was in their shop last December and almost purchased the Performance 5.0.

I haven't applied the latest update yet. I wanted to thoroughly check it out first.

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Date: 6/17/14 1:19 PM

They probably would look at it. As it's not a warranty as for that price I'm assuming you didn't buy it new. They just wouldn't want to fool with a warranty if you didn't buy it there.

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Date: 6/17/14 2:49 PM

I would take it in. They don't need to know where you bought it
From. Just say you acquired the machine through friends .
Tell them about the foot that it continued after you were done
Sewing. Maybe you have a default sewing peddle. Some times they
Have used ones that you can buy. They can also update your machine
For you. Then you have a 60 day warranty on what was done to it.
Hope this helps. I did buy a used machine from a dealer in az.
That was posted on craigslist.

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Date: 6/17/14 2:56 PM

Since there isn't a warranty to bother with, any dealer will check it out.

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Date: 6/17/14 3:04 PM

I was a sort of similar problem with my Bernina 830. When I was sewing along all of sudden the machine would begin to sew at 100 miles an hour. It was so startling that it would take me awhile to figure out how to get it to stop. Each time I'd just turn the machine off and next time I sewed it was just fine. The last time it happened I stomped on the pedal a few times (after turning the machine off) and it's not happened again and it's been a few months now and everything's been okay.
Just an FYI. If it starts doing it again I'm going to take the pedal it to the tech. I'm not hauling that big beast of a machine anywhere unless there's no other course of action.

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Date: 6/17/14 3:47 PM

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If it starts doing it again I'm going to take the pedal it to the tech.


A dealer can test a sewing machine foot ontrol.I wouldn't wait and get it checked out right away !
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Date: 6/17/14 3:56 PM

aapQ,usually one has to pay a dealer for certain sewing machine updates.Then the dealer/tech can check out other things too.

I never bought my used Pfaffs from a local area dealer.The kind dealer even repaired a foot control for free when I couldn't put it back together myself,a spring jumped out and other pieces behind it.I didn't expect the dealer to repair anything for free !

I would have taken the new to me Pfaff CS for a service,after I bought it,to make sure everything works well.Most techs give warranty on work they do too.
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Date: 6/17/14 6:16 PM

Can't say how many times I've had to rescue a foot pedal from under the cabinet as the machine kept sewing!

I wouldn't worry about taking it to the dealer long as you weren't having them sit through long demos showing you the machine then bought elsewhere (without giving them an opportunity to do better or letting them know what kind of deal you found. Under $3k is pretty amazing though). There's no warranty as that does not transfer from original purchaser so they would understandably be charging you.
But take the machine AND foot pedal. It may just be something with the pedal but what if they put the pedal on a floor model and there's no problem? It's always best in a situation like this to take both machine and pedal so they can test each independently with other machines/pedals.

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