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Topic: Broken sewing machine sending me into withdrawal! HELP!  (Read 829 times)
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« on: May 26, 2010 04:16:44 PM »

I have a Pfaff 1222, which is an old machine, but I love it and it makes my very unprofessional sewing look almost professional Smiley.  The machine has 3 needle settings, right. left and middle.  When I got it, everything worked well, except the plain, straight stitch.  It would only work when the needle was set to far left.  Otherwise, I got a somewhat wavy stitch.  I should have had it fixed then, but it worked all the way to the left, so in my greed to just use my exciting new(-to-me) sewing machine, I just used it.  Anyway, last week I was sewing something when it started to make a terrible CA-CHUNK noise and I realized one ca-chunk too late I was hearing the sound of the needle hitting the plate, instead of going through the hole.  Needless to say, I broke the needle, but ever since the needle position adjustment doesn't work.  The needle mechanism won't move right or middle.  If I turn the dial the needle moves a little, but both the far left setting and the middle setting position the needle over the left side of the plate (so the needle just hits the plate).  If I leave it on the far right setting, it sits where the needle used to sit when at far left.  And now, I have no straight stitch at all, only wavy, since it only worked on the far left to begin with.  Being a complete sewing junkie, I've been using it this way Roll Eyes, meaning to post and ask for help.  Now it is starting to catch on the front of the plate too (instead of going down through the hole), if I sew anything heavy.  I would really just like to take it in to have it serviced, but I'm afraid I can't afford it.  I've got a very mechanical hubby, father and sewing machine savvy mom, so I'm hoping someone can help me out and we can sort it out ourselves.  But I realized today, I'm going to have a hard time making it one day without my beloved machine, so I've got to do something now before I mess it up irreparably!  If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it! 
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010 05:58:34 PM »

Tell hubby to have a look at the camstack.  They are plastic on this model and sort of well known for cracking. Probably not a DIY repair if that is indeed the issue.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010 08:59:27 PM »

Thank you, I'll have him take a look at it.  It's a good place to start, thanks for the suggestion!
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