Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Boo Hoo my machine is sick

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    847
    My Pfaff 2170 is sick. The top tension is off and I've tried everything I can think of to fix it.
    If this were a mechanical machine I'd just get a screw driver and open it up and try to find the problem myself, but these computerized machines are beyond me.
    Of course I'm in the middle of a quilt! I won't get my machine back for 1 or 2 weeks. Hate it.

  2. #2
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,963
    That's so sad. I love my computerized machine til something like that happens. Hope they get it fixed soon.

  3. #3
    Super Member topper1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    near Richmond ,Virginia
    Posts
    1,207
    buy 99 dollar brother at walmart for extra

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,583
    Quote Originally Posted by topper1
    buy 99 dollar brother at walmart for extra
    Good Answer!

  5. #5
    Senior Member jamh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    cordele ga
    Posts
    611
    Blog Entries
    1
    I had the same problem with a singer machine last night! So I took my juki off the quilting frame, made a few adjustments and went to town on that thing!!! lol I love that machine! I want to get another one but cant justify it right now!!

  6. #6
    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    10,281
    It's always nice to have a spare machine and it doesn't have to be a lot of $$$$! Just what you can afford or want in a machine. I have 4, all older machines and use them all for different things! My favorite is my 50 yr. old White in a cabinet, just straight stitching on it, but I have other machine for the fancy stuff I never use, lol!! I hope your baby is feeling better and humming along merrily soon!

  7. #7
    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    820
    I have the cheaper Brother, and I just bought a 1961 Atlas that is spotless on eBay for $40. even with shipping it is cheaper than Walmart. Plus, it's all metal and mechanical and will run forever- no plastic parts to wear out or split.

    I wish I had gone this route years ago. I too love my Juki, in part because it's mechanical and a workhorse. I'll use the Brother for spplique, cause it has a nice blanket stitch, but the Atlas will be my back-up.

  8. #8
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes, an inexpensive back up :wink: Maybe you can find one at a thrift store, I have seen many working machines in the $30 range :D:D:D

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    847
    Yes I should have a "back up" but I don't anymore. Every time I buy one my DDs and neice "borrow" them....lol.
    Anyway, the good news is:
    1. my machine isn't broken after all. I took it to the dealer and the service guy was there and he looked, said "your throatplate isn't seated all the way". He fixed it right there.
    2. He didn't charge me!!!!
    What a sweetie!! Made my day.
    I told him I wanted to pay him something so he said $20 will be plenty. What a deal!!

  10. #10
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,515
    Yippee, you're back to sewing... :-D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.