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Topic: Pfaff 362 advice, pleeeeeeease  (Read 3698 times)
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« on: February 09, 2009 12:18:47 PM »

I got and old Pfaff 362 (made in Germany) and I am having some problems with it. First of all, I am not sure if it works with  125v or 110v. My auntie gave me a transformer from 220v to 125v (in Spain we usually have 220v), but somewhere in the sewing machine the former owner wrote 110v... I have pluged the sewing machine with the 220-125 trasformer and it starts sewing fast without waiting for me to press the pedal...

If anybody have a Pfaff 362 or similar http://www.naehmaschinen-paradies.de/images/Maschinen/Pfaff%20360.jpg  please, any advice???
Thank you!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 03:58:25 PM »

Well I'm not going to be much help but I just have to say that looks almost exactly like the Pfaff I learned to sew on - and I loved it.

What voltage - that could be anyones guess. If I recall correctly (I was a baby but my mom talks about it alot) Pfaff was making machines for the German economy as well as for sale at the military PX. The machines sold at the PX were made to run on 110v so they would work when the ladies moved back to the US with their machines. While in Germany they would use a 220v - 110v converter. I would say that since it has 110v written on it then that is what it runs on. We went back and forther so often my folks did the same thing - wrote the voltage on everything then used the appropriate converter. I also seem to recall that a 220 appliance plugged into a 110 outlet wouldn't work correctly but a 110 appliance plugged into a 220 outlet went BOOM really quickly (my sis did that on at least 1 appliance every time we moved to Germany). I believe your 220-125v converter should work.

As for the "plugged it in and it started to run without me pressing the pedal" - that would have nothing to do with the voltage. My uneducated guess would be a wiring problem with the foot pedal.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009 05:50:01 AM »

Thank you very much for your reply! I will drive the sewing machine "to the doctor" (some miles away!)  Wink 
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