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patchworkscot
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Date: 8/17/13 2:06 PM

Hi,
I was just about to finish sewing something and my machine stuck!
I thought it must be that the bobbin thread had stopped turning as the wheel would wind back but not forward.
carefully I managed to get what looked like a thread cught behine the bobbin bit out. I had also unscrewed the top plate and the lower of the black plates when you look down (not the one with the teeth on it but under that).

Anyway after tighteneing it all up the wheel now goes around fine but the needle clashes with the bobbin thing as it turns so now it wont sew due to that.
I mean if i turn the wheel so the needle goes down then the bobbin bit hasnt got to the right place to allow the needle to go right down and they hit each other . GROAN.
can I fix this or have I messed up. I live in very rural scotland UK,

Thanks

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Date: 8/17/13 2:53 PM

One of two things has probably happened. The machine has either been knocked out of time or the inner portion of the hook assembly, the part with the post that you push the bobbin case onto, has slipped past the black position finger that is meant to keep it in place. Take the needle out and see if the entire assembly is rotating. If so, then the latter has happened. In either case there is probably a bit of damage from the needle hitting that will need to be polished out. I'm afraid you are going to have to take it to the shop. Sorry.

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Date: 8/18/13 6:55 AM

Please take your machine to a certified Pfaff technician. I think your machine has gotten out of timing, and continuing trying to stitch with the machine, or rotating the wheel, is going to make things worse. Good luck!

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Date: 8/18/13 10:43 PM

YES, it's a timing issue. When the needle hits something, or gets stuck, it's because something has already gone out of rotation. It can happen when sewing through multi layers of fabric or leather or anything heavy. I've never heard of it happening to a Pfaff, but it happened to one of my off-the shelf Singers once.

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Date: 8/19/13 5:32 AM

oh dear - think the original thing is that a thread was stuck and had i just pulled that out it would have been fine as the needle wasnt hitting stuff before.
I think whats caused the timing issue is that I unscrewed that top plate and somethign has slipped so when I retightened it it isnt holding something in the right place.

yikes I have no idea where a pfaff dealer is let alone any sewing machine repair person - I would imagine if the is one it is hours away in the car somewhere.

how annoying! that i fiddled around

thanks so much for you help

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Date: 8/19/13 6:05 AM

Do you have the bobbin case seated in the proper position, I wonder?

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Date: 8/19/13 7:24 AM

Where in rural Scotland do you live? I am in Caithness, very rural also, but there are several sewing tech options. Pembertons in Sterling, David Drummond in Edinburgh, Elgin sewing centre in Keith, for three. All deal with Pfaff. All very helpful with advice over the phone.
forgot to add, there is also a quilting fabric shop in Church Street, Inverness, whose owner has taken a sewing machine repair course. The only machines she says she won't touch, are Berninas
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Date: 8/19/13 9:38 AM

Sorry to hear your sewing machine is ill. What I do know is that it deserves a trip to a tech to get it all smoothly running again.I hope this is possible. Try the reseating of the whole bobbin assembly in there, and put a drop of oil through the little hole in the back of the bobbin assembly that you see if you get down and look straight in there when the bobbin case is not inside.
After all these years the 1222Es and 1200s in general need this but not often.

Then after carefully reseating all this in there, try very very gently to see if the needle still hits. If this is no help - take it into a tech for this because servicing will do it a world of good anyway - the various lubricants get old and need refreshing etc. Never use OIL inside that machine other than the bobbin race and that tiny hole. In there are nylon gearing etc., and all that needs special lubrication.

The dial for stitch selection on the front also can get tough to move, so a tech can just tune up all these things.

Good luck, and now - I hope you have a backup machine? :)
-- Edited on 8/19/13 9:40 AM --

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