Pfaff 1222

Old 11-27-2016, 09:01 PM
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I was just reading the other/older Pfaff 1222 post, and it got me thinking... I have one of these machines. My neighbor gave it to me to part out. So I started stripping parts off of it, found and fixed the frozen shaft, then decided to keep it whole. Only problem is that I scrambled the feed system. That feed system sure is a complicated mess. Haven't had time or brain power to figure it out. Have any of you ever unscrambled the feed system? Or should I go back to the idea of parting it out?
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:07 AM
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or sewing everything from silk to recovering boat seats. The best place to take it is Shingletons in Sugar House. Good luck.
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I don't know where the rest of the post went. I have had mine for 46 years and only had to have 3 small repairs. I have sewn everything on it. It is well worth fixing. If you check them out on ebay they are still selling for mint prices. even ones for repair.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:16 AM
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Thanks, Shasta. I'll have to ask Shingletons how much they'd charge to fix it for me. I'm in Cache Valley, too. We might be neighbors. I work at Bernina, downtown Logan. But I try not to bug Mike with my vintage machines.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:46 PM
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I've unscrambled 2 of them. The service manual is available and is very useful. It's a very, very fiddly process and a challenge to get right. Took me several weeks and dozens of attempts to get everything lined up just perfectly but it was very, very rewarding once done. The second was a bit less challenging but still took a good half dozen attempts to get right.
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I don't know what the older post was, but it could have been mine, my joy at getting my 1222 fixed after 2 repair shops said it couldn't be done. Seems it wasn't broken at all, but gunked up, and the other places didn't know how to get it apart to clean it up. It is a workhorse machine and will last longer than I probably will.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:30 AM
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I found a 1222E in a thrift store a few years ago in mint condition, looks like it"s never been used, for $10.00. The even feed food is the best ever made.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltbuddy
I found a 1222E in a thrift store a few years ago in mint condition, looks like it"s never been used, for $10.00. The even feed food is the best ever made.
How very lucky you are!!! I spent about $400 in 1975 for mine, have only had to replace the foot control and the off/on switch, until the degunking (which also was very inexpensive!).
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Wow! I didn't realize this was such a great machine. Guess I'd better figure out how to unscramble it.
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I just did a search for the service manual and found a link back to the quilting board, which had the service manual and the owner's manual. Here's a link if anyone else is interested: http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...l-t153618.html Guess I'll have to set some time aside, every week, to fiddle with the thing. It's a "challenge worthy of the Great Moog!"
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