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Thread: solved my Pfaff 'picky about thread' problem!

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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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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.

    Yay!

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    Nice when it's a relatively simple fix! Love the name for Herr Nahmaschinen.
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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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    glad you were able to figure it out!

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    Glad it was resolved. So far my Pfaff takes everything.

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    Congratulations! It feels so good to figure out a problem.

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    Great job, glad you got it fixed. Love the name!

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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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    Great job!!! Cute name.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    I should tell my mom, she says her pfaff only likes gutermann. Exactly what is the "hook" for?
    So does mine, isn't that wierd?? And I have had it in every year for cleaning, and no one ever said anything to me.
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    I found the only problem thread when using my Pfaff is when I tried to use Aurifil. For some reason it just kept coming out of the bobbin. I can use any other thread and no problems whatsoever. I just don't use Aurifil--problem solved.

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    Isn't this strange, my Pfaff 2044 is kind of picky with Gutterman thread if the weight is heavy. I think I could solve the "picky" issue by adjusting the weight of the bobbin thread.

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    Glad you got her fixed.

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    My loves Aurifil. Despite being mechanical or "robotic," the machines still have "personalities."

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    Hmmm - - my 2054 is pretty picky, too - - maybe it is begging for attention. Will try cleaning as you noted. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    I should tell my mom, she says her pfaff only likes gutermann. Exactly what is the "hook" for?
    The hook is the thingy in the bobbin area that grabs the top thread and bobbin thread to form a stitch.

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