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    Old 02-05-2012, 07:55 AM
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    Wink solved my Pfaff 'picky about thread' problem!

    (Original thread here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...a-t168726.html)

    I had the throat plate off and my paint brush out, sweeping for lint bunnies. As I turned the hand wheel, I thought something looked odd, so I took the feed dogs off for a better look. Turns out, the hook was so tight to the needle it was deforming the needle as it passed by. It took me longer to find the metric allen wrenches than it did to move the hook back, although it did take a couple tries to find the 'sweet spot'. I am now happy to report that Ludwig Nahmaschinen sews just fine with any thread I use, including cotton.


    Lesson learned: When all else fails, check the hook, too.
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    Old 02-05-2012, 08:07 AM
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    Nice when it's a relatively simple fix! Love the name for Herr Nahmaschinen.
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    Old 02-05-2012, 08:11 AM
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    I LOVE that name! Glad you found the problem and were able to fix it so easily!
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    Old 02-05-2012, 11:26 AM
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    glad you were able to figure it out!
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    Old 02-06-2012, 08:18 AM
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    Glad it was resolved. So far my Pfaff takes everything.
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    Old 02-06-2012, 08:59 AM
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    Congratulations! It feels so good to figure out a problem.
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    Old 02-06-2012, 09:26 AM
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    Great job, glad you got it fixed. Love the name!
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    Old 02-06-2012, 10:22 AM
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    My Pfaff 1209 will use anything but my newer 2034 is picky, especially with decorative stitches or free motion quilting.
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    Old 02-06-2012, 11:37 AM
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    Great job!!! Cute name.
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    Old 02-06-2012, 11:59 AM
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    I should tell my mom, she says her pfaff only likes gutermann. Exactly what is the "hook" for?
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