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Topic: My Pfaff Tiptronic 2040 is determined to ruin Christmas!  (Read 1063 times)
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« on: December 21, 2013 07:14:40 AM »

It's four days until Christmas, so obviously this is the perfect time for my machine to stop working (sigh!). Normally I would just take it to the repair shop, but I've got two presents to finish and I really doubt any service center would fix it for me in time for *me* to finish on time! >___<

Here's the problem: I start stitching, it freezes up. Turning the hand wheel won't move the needle, it feels like if I tried to force it the needle would snap. When I pull out the fabric (which is kinda jammed into the machine underneath the needle) there is thread from the top threader all bunched up under it.

I'm not that great with sewing machines, but I have re-threaded it (multiple times!) and I'm 99% sure it's correct. Just pulling on the threads pulls them through easily and smoothly so I don't think that's that problem. I've brushed around the bobbin compartment and gotten out *a lot* of fluff (how embarrasing!) but that didn't seem to help at all. The manual is not very helpful but suggests tensioning problems, but I've got the needle tension dial set to 4 (and I've also tried it on 5) which is what it suggests it should be  Huh

So ... can anyone here help me save Christmas?

Jinjeet Phoenix
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013 12:43:13 AM »

The exact same thing happened to me. (And yes, I had to get two gifts sewn Right Now). Did the same as you but it turned out that the thread kept coming out of one of the "holder\guide" things. I short, the machine wasn't threaded correctly. Almost didn't catch it cause I'd re threaded it about 5 times. I still don't know why it kept popping out of the guide. Hope this helps and you got it going again.
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013 03:22:43 AM »

Thanks Jinjeet! I think that it actually *had* come unthreaded! For some reason, the thread was popping out of the little hole on the thread guide *shrug* I don't know why! Anyway, it's working again! *And* I got my presents finished! Huzzah! ^___^

Jinjeet Phoenix
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013 03:37:22 AM »

I'm glad to hear!!! Yea!!! Seems we have the same machine. lol. Thanks for letting me know. Merry Christmas.
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