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Thread: Pfaff 7570

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    Senior Member wichypoo's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a trick on how to change the light bulb in this machine. The instruction books says there is a special tool, it didn't come with my machine. So is there a way to do it ? My fingers just too big .....help
    Karen

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    I have a 7570 too but have never had to change the bulb. If you can't do it yourself, I'd take in to the dealer and have him do it for you. Shouldn't cost much.

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    You would think if it needed a special tool they would have included it with the machine. Guess it will be a visit to the dealer. sigh

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    I have one of those tools with my machine. I do't think the light skrews in like a standard lightbulb. I think it needs to be just pushed in and twisted so tha the 2 little bumps on the side of the socket can fit in. The tool cups the light bulb so you have a grip. That end is about 1 inch long. The other end is a tool to pry/lift up the throat plate. I use it all the time to change to a straight stitch (single hole) plate.

    Here's a link to some suggested ways to change the bulb without the tool.

    http://www.pfaff-talk.net/chatroom/m...ad?thread=8804

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    thanks for the input ya'll. :-D I see if I can figure it out.
    literally. no Pfaff dealer within 200 miles.
    karen

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    Karen, Call your dealer locally and ask if they can work on your Pfaff. My local dealer is Babylock but he is the only one I trust to work on any of my machines.

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    I have 7570 mime came with the tool. You may it and not know. It took forever to find out what it was. Finally another Pfaff owner told what the gaget was. Hope yhou find it.

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    I have a 7570 - what does the tool look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter girl
    I have a 7570 - what does the tool look like?
    Can't locate mine right now, will try to find it tomorrow.
    I will will be sewing tomorrow.

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    I'd like to know what it looks like. If it came with the machine, I should have one too, but have no idea what to look for! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    thanks for the input ya'll. :-D I see if I can figure it out.
    literally. no Pfaff dealer within 200 miles.
    karen
    hope you can get it without making a trip

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    Last time my bulb went out, I had the dealer change it and clean the machine at the same time. They told me you have to take the machine part way apart. Guess now I know better!

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    I got a tool from my dealer. It was for a Viking. It worked fine.
    I have small hand and was able to change my friends 7570 bulb with out it. It was a bit of a job. If you can push up on the bulb and rotate it (see manual) It will pop out. The hard part is pushing it up and turning it at the same time to install the new bulb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter girl
    I have a 7570 - what does the tool look like?
    Can't locate mine right now, will try to find it tomorrow.
    I will will be sewing tomorrow.
    Still can't find mine. It looks like a tube that fits the light. You push and turn the bulb.
    Sewing friend use to teach for Pfaff, she said you can change bulb by hand, but it not real easy but you can do it. Push bulb up and turn. I think small hands and fingers may help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter girl
    I have a 7570 - what does the tool look like?
    Can't locate mine right now, will try to find it tomorrow.
    I will will be sewing tomorrow.
    Still can't find mine. It looks like a tube that fits the light. You push and turn the bulb.
    Sewing friend use to teach for Pfaff, she said you can change bulb by hand, but it not real easy but you can do it. Push bulb up and turn. I think small hands and fingers may help.

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    Locate a medium-sized philips head screwdriver with at least a 2" straight shank, a flashlight and a new 15 watt bulb.

    You will now remove the plastic end cap, exposing the lamp and socket. Raise the carrying handle and look in the slot/groove now exposed behind the left end of the handle . There is a hole/slot (ignore the smaller hole) in the plastic housing almost directly over where the bulb is located. Use your flashlight to locate the phillips crossed-slots in a black screw about a 1/2" below the hole/slot. Insert the screwdriver tip thru the hole/slot and rotate it until you feel it engage the screw head. Press down firmly and unscrew the screw several turns. The entire plastic end cap housing which covers the bulb and the needle mechanism will slide straight out and away from the main plastic frame.

    You will be amazed to see the entire bulb and socket exposed. Looking down on the bulb, remove it by pushing it firmly upward and rotating it clockwise. Insert the new bulb by locating the guide grooves, inserting the bulb, then pushing it firmly upward and rotating it counter-clockwise to seat and lock it in place.

    Unscrew the screw an additional few rotations so that that the washer under its head won't interfere with re-assembly. Gently replace the end cap so that the metal ears are under the screw and washer - retighten thru the hole/slot. Voila, a new bulb in less than two minutes . . .

    Take this opportunity to oil the needle mechanism if you wish . . .

    Bon chance . . . . . Dan

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    See above .

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    Dan, I don't have the tool that others say I should have and there are no Pfaff dealers in this state. You really helped me out I think I can do this.
    Thank you so much.
    Karen/wichypoo

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    Did you ever get light bulb changed?
    I PMed you.

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    I have two Pfaffs and they have the same tool - here is what mine looks like
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    If you havent bought a new bulb yet go to your local auto parts or hardware , its a small fraction of a pfaff bulb I took as much machine apart as I could, to get to mine. then bought a piece of flexible tubing that will grab the bulb and twist it out for the next time
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