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Subject: Question for Pfaff Owners Date: 3/15/09 8:14 PM

I have a Quilt Style 2027. I have had it for around 6 weeks.

The only issue I have is it's noise level. When I sew and the needle goes up and down either in straight, decorative or zig zag, it's noisey. Is that normal? It's almost like a knocking sound? I notice when I run out of bobbin thread it stops.

I think that I get a little stressed because it's the most expensive sm that I've ever had and want to make sure it's going to be all right.

I would like to hear what others have to say. That way I know my sm is OK or if I need to take it in.

Thanks!


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Date: 3/15/09 9:19 PM

When any of my machines do that, it's the needle being very dull. That might not be the case for yours, but give it a try.

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Date: 3/15/09 9:43 PM

I have this machine and do not have these problems.since yours is new,take it in and let the dealer look at it.this is a great machine and has a beautiful stitch and sews on all types of fabric.good luck!!
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Date: 3/16/09 0:28 AM

your pfaff shouldn't be noisy - it should purr - mine does. I get that knocking sound when the bobbin is unhappy - either not put in properly or it's wound too loosely/tightly. Get the bobbin set right and that knocking will disappear.

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Date: 3/16/09 7:00 AM

I have a Pfaff and it is not noisy. I get that sound (on the Pfaff and on my Viking) when the needle is the wrong size - too small for the job at hand.

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Date: 3/16/09 7:19 AM

I have an older Pfaff and it's a needle issue for me too.

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Date: 3/16/09 10:30 AM

Quote: noddy
your pfaff shouldn't be noisy - it should purr - mine does. I get that knocking sound when the bobbin is unhappy - either not put in properly or it's wound too loosely/tightly. Get the bobbin set right and that knocking will disappear.

Same with my Pfaff. If it's noisy, it's a bobbin issue. Does the thread on your bobbin feel spongy, like it's not wound tight? I have to put a little pressure on the tension "thingy" on top and wind slowly to get a tight bobbin wind. A little trick I learned from another Pfaff owner.

I also have to clean out the bobbin area after each bobbin. Any little piece of lint in there and it goes a little nuts.

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Date: 3/16/09 10:45 AM

I checked the bobbin and looked at the manual. The thread wasn't going clockwise. I threaded it right and it worked. I do have "spongy" bobbins. I have a hard time having good tension on the bobbin when I wind it. I appreciate all of the help. Another question: Does it really matter if the Pfaff side of the bobbin is facing the bobbin case? Because when I put the bobbins back into the case the name wasn't facing. But the thread is clockwise.

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Date: 3/17/09 3:28 PM

Ditto. A little lint in just the right place makes my bobbin go a little nuts too. Doesnt happen often, but now I know just where to look.

And the only time I got an unhappy noise from that machine (somewhere between a click and a thunk) a tiny drop of oil down there worked magic.

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Date: 3/17/09 7:28 PM

I'm glad I found this thread. I was sewing on my Pfaff 7570 the other night, when it started making a "squeak, Squeak" sound like a little mouse. It does it only when the presser foot is down and I'm sewing. If I run it with the foot up, it makes no sound, and if I drop the feed dogs it makes no sound. I have changed the needle, cleaned out the feed area and bobbin area, rethreaded the top and bobbin. This is mysterious. It's never done this before. The sound is definitely coming from the area of the feed dogs. Any ideas?

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