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    Wouldn't you know that the wonderful No problem Pfaff sewing machine that I have had for almost 14 years and have never had to do more than thread the needle and bobbin to be able to sew has to be driven three hours to another state to be serviced just when I am starting to quilt for the first time. I have made a few tops. This is the first one I want to actually quilt. It's a baby quilt and will be a gift to my newest GGD. I decided to start with this size so I could work out any problems before I start quilting the adult sized tops I have made for my GSs. Oh well, at least I found someone with experience with Pfaffs to work on it. Sorry for the long run-on sentence. I do know better. :(

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    Sounds about right! Hope it doesn't take too long to service it, but think of how good it will run after you get it back!

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    It happens all at the wrong time.

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    Murphy's Law!

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    A back-up machine for these times, is a necessity.

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    will you have to leave it and then drive another 3 hours to go get it????bummer.

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    That was my question! Our local quilt shop techinian can work on numerous top of the line brand machines. Sure hope you don't have to make a second trip to pick up your machine! I just had to drive 50 miles to get a screw and bolt for my embroidery machine hoop, total cost $1.36. Thought that was bad enough, but 3 hours is a long trip for a repairman.

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    I know how you feel!

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    I hate being without my sewing machine! I have a backup for classes that I can use to piece but no way would I ever attempt quilting on it! Besides I am spoiled by my regular machine with the auto thread cutter.

    I feel your pain!

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    I have no choice in going to Alabama for the repairman because that is the closest authorized Pfaff repairman and I want a Pfaff person to work on my machine. He is going to work on it while we wait and that will take about three hours. Since it is so far away, I decided to have him do a complete check of it. I had recently been wondering if I should have a backup machine because I have read that many of you have more than one. This one has always been so dependable I figured it would be money spent that I could use for fabric. Live and Learn.

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    I have a love affair with my Pfaff, I understand your problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    I have a love affair with my Pfaff, I understand your problem
    I love mine, too. I would like to get a Pfaff embroidery machine, but they are probably quite expensive. This one was. I bought it while I was still teaching and not on retirement income.

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    I hope you don't think that I am lectering (I'm NOT!). That said, I am a firm believer in taking the machine in on a regular basis. It does make a difference in performance and extends the life of the machine. Sort of lie the oil-lube-filter on a car.

    BTW: with the Pfaff company focusing less on customer service, make sure to hold on to a good Pfaff mechanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I hope you don't think that I am lectering (I'm NOT!). That said, I am a firm believer in taking the machine in on a regular basis. It does make a difference in performance and extends the life of the machine. Sort of lie the oil-lube-filter on a car.

    BTW: with the Pfaff company focusing less on customer service, make sure to hold on to a good Pfaff mechanic.
    I don't think you are lecturing just giving good advice. Normally, I would take any type of machine in for regular maintenance. Except, the dealer I bought my Pfaff from told me even after I specified regular care that Pfaffs do not require it. Even my manual states I am to do nothing because it is a maintenance free machine. The repairman I talked to today agreed with that as a rule. He said, sometimes the grease inside the motor does dry out in time. Thanks for your reply.

    :)

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    I panicked today when my Janome 6260 quit while sewing. I had been out for a full afternoon of sewing, and was going to continue at home. All of a sudden I gota "Fn" error message and then no juice. I shut it off for two minutes and then she started up just fine. I think she's had a hot flash LOL.

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    I bought a Pfaff in 1991 and it has been in for service only twice and it seems to be true if you treat them nice they work, work, work. Maybe I should "knock on wood"-I have a backup but the Pfaff is my go-to machine every day of the week. Hope yours continues to be a great machine.

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