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    THAT is never a good sound when sewing. My Pfaff (the one I just had serviced a month ago) did the klunk yesterday and it seized up. I reset the machine and got a few more seams out of it. I petted and talked nicely to it, but when I cleaned the bobbin case, a small piece of metal fell out.

    :cry: Looks like a visit to the ER is necessary - hope they can do CPR.

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    OOOOOPS!

    Hope it's fixable, and not a very expensive repair.

    Jan

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    You have my sympathies, I hope it doesn't need anything dearer than a bandage to make it better.

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    YIKES!! That's a heart-sinking sound. Hope it goes well.

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    Oh I am so sorry. I would hate it if my machine broke in mid-seam! Hope you get it fixed soon.

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    :-(.....hope you have a spare

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    Oooooo, that is never a good sound! Hope is is easily repaired! :?

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    Here's hoping your baby just has a small fever....

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    Oh Noooo....certainly hope it has a very quick recovery time. I hate those long drawn out ER stays...they are costly :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    :-(.....hope you have a spare
    yeah, but she's my favorite. waaaaaaaah (sorry for the pity-me moment ROFL)

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    Maybe just a few stitches... and she will be as good as new :wink:
    Good Luck and keep us posted
    Sharon

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    Ouch!!! A minor joint replacement surgery and she'll be as good as new :wink:

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    Martina, maybe it was a little cough......that just sounded like a klunk. I recently had a little metal rod come out of my 1/4" foot and fall into my bobin area. Did I panic and scream? Well, yes....but, the "doctor" at the LQS took off the plate and tweezered out that little puppy. Long story short, the E.R. visit wasn't as painful as it could have been. Hope yours ends up as well.

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    I'm actually planning to put on the white coat, mask and rubber gloves tonite and see if I can give her a deklunking enema. lol.

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    You are right....klunk is never a good sign. Any clue what the piece of metal is from. Hope it's and easy and cheap repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I petted and talked nicely to it, but when I cleaned the bobbin case, a small piece of metal fell out.
    Maybe that small piece of metal is a baby sewing machine and it just needs to go into an incubator to grow into an adult!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    LOL Mary - Martina I hope your machine is OK!

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    Don't feed it after midnight or get it wet! :lol:

    Sorry, am laughing at myself so much!

    I hope you can get it fixed soon. I'd be lost if my machine broke.

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    So...has the Dr. been able to see the patient yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    So...has the Dr. been able to see the patient yet?
    DR Mad :twisted: disassembled all there was to be disassembled. I gave it a THOROUGH cleaning and inspection. Noticed that the shuttle was missing part of its little hook (so that explains the metal piece). I'll get a new shuttle and see if that was the problem. Wouldn't it be nice if it were that easy? (Big sigh).

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    Positive energy that the shuttle will be all that it requires to go back to work! Be healthy! :lol:

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    Well, I went to the dealer and bought a new bobbin case ($50) and the technician told me that based on the described symptoms, the timing is off and I need to bring it in for service ($90 min).

    So just for grins I asked the sales lady to show me "something like I have."

    You see where this is going - don't ya?

    I checked out the Pfaff 2058 which has everything my current machine has and then some. Its decorative stitches are much cleaner than my current.
    AND AND AND you can set it up to where its foot lifts when you stop the sewing - I MEAN THE LITTLE FOOT JUST LIFTS UP!!! When you start sewing again, the foot goes back down.

    She quoted me $1699 and after I left the store, she came running out to the parking lot and said they would give me $400 for my machine in trade-in. $1,299 for a machine that lifts its foot. aaaaarggghhh what to do, what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Well, I went to the dealer and bought a new bobbin case ($50) and the technician told me that based on the described symptoms, the timing is off and I need to bring it in for service ($90 min).

    So just for grins I asked the sales lady to show me "something like I have."

    You see where this is going - don't ya?

    I checked out the Pfaff 2058 which has everything my current machine has and then some. Its decorative stitches are much cleaner than my current.
    AND AND AND you can set it up to where its foot lifts when you stop the sewing - I MEAN THE LITTLE FOOT JUST LIFTS UP!!! When you start sewing again, the foot goes back down.

    She quoted me $1699 and after I left the store, she came running out to the parking lot and said they would give me $400 for my machine in trade-in. $1,299 for a machine that lifts its foot. aaaaarggghhh what to do, what to do?
    Well, I would have phoned my hubby and told him I was spending "some" money and then went back in and bought that new machine..... :roll: :roll:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Well, I would have phoned my hubby and told him I was spending "some" money and then went back in and bought that new machine..... :roll: :roll:
    Hubby's work is on the way home ....and he was VERY supportive :lol: and I am sitting here doing research on the machine. THAT is a must for all of my purchases.

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    You ASKED hubby? WOW!
    I usually just tell mine what I'm buying, within reason tho.
    I don't ask for much, heck, can't remember the last time I bought new underwear......lol

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