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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Pfaff 6250 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Pfaff 6250
Looking to buy a used Pfaff 6250
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Date: 4/18/11 10:58 PM

Will there be any regrets? I'm looking for a workhorse machine mostly for straight/zigzag/reverse/buttonhole stitching - no embroidery or quilting.

Are there any owners of 6250 and what do you say?

Penny B
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Date: 4/19/11 0:23 AM

I have one and have had various problems over the years with mine. I have been using it as my only machine since I bought it in 1995. So it is completely usable but just very frustrating at times. I have done a lot of unplugging and letting it sit for awhile and then plugging it back in.

Among other problems, one issue is that I think the motherboard may be defective. I have one stitch that I'd like to use but it will no longer stitch out. When I select that stitch, a different stitch comes out.

And the bobbin winder is no longer usable. It will only wind at the fastest speed the machine will go. I used to be able to unplug it for awhile and then the winder would work properly. Unfortunately, that doesn't work anymore. I have to thread it up and then wind the bobbin by turning the hand wheel.

When it works, I do love sewing with it. However, I think its days are numbered and have begun planning on replacing it. Also, I should point out that it was used when I got it. (Sold to me as new---but that is an unrelated issue) I suspect that the original user may have really beaten it. The electric cord prongs were so bent that they had to be bent back before I could plug it in. One of the feet had cracked plastic. And many other signs of abuse. (In case anyone wonders why I would buy a machine that looks like it was abused, I wanted to clarify that the floor model was the machine that was demonstrated for me. When they brought my machine up to the counter from the back room, I didn't have any reason to believe it was not new, so I didn't lift the cover and check it out. I won't make that mistake again!)

So overall, I wouldn't recommend it just in case my problems weren't caused by the original owner. Especially since there are many very nice Pfaff models to pick from.

I just remembered that a repairman told me that Pfaff had a bad model around the time this model was manufactured. He couldn't recall which model it was but wondered if this was it.

Hope this helps,

Penny

PS. Wanted to add that I really don't sew very often so the machine hasn't been used all that much since I bought it. So, I don't think the problems are a result of the machine being worn out.

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Date: 4/19/11 0:48 AM

I'm not familiar with this model, but Brubaker's Sewing Center in New Holland, PA has a brick and mortar, online, and eBay store. I bought a used Pfaff 7510 with one year warranty from them. Works great and came very well packaged for shipping. AccuSew in New Berlin WI also sells used, reconditioned Pfaffs (and new Pfaffs and other brands too).

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Date: 4/19/11 9:03 AM

Penny, the 6xxx's were indeed kind of finicky machines even new and not abused. Seems all other older pfaffs are fine but parts are very scarce now especially on models preceding 14xx's.

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Date: 4/20/11 7:49 AM

Hi Penny-
Just my personal experience, but I have a 6270 (a step up?) that I have had for over 13 years. It has never given me any trouble and I sew A LOT--quilting, garment, heirloom, etc. I don't see many of them around, but I have loved mine since I opened the box and started sewing. It IS an older model, so I don't know about parts availability, but I will keep my 6270 awhile longer.

Lynn

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Date: 4/20/11 9:33 AM

I have a 6122 (mechanical, Germany) which has been a VERY dependable machine and stuck with me while I was sewing heavy duty camping/hiking equipment like tents, etc. without so much as a grunt or complaint. Not sure how it compares to the model you are looking at but wanted to reply to the 6xxx issue. Like so many things/appliances, it is more a matter of whether you bond with this machine or not, and whether it has been a problem child from early on. Once a lemon, probably always a lemon. But I cannot say enough good things about my 6122. Yes, it is old but then so am I!

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