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Offline Diane Egelston

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2007, 10:05:14 PM »
Hi Linda, thanks so much! Those are some great ideas. Yup, I'm sewing on cotton/lycra, and nope, my machine didn't skip on the little cotton batiste top I made last week.

I'll try the ball  point needles and will try changing the thread.

I'll report back. Thanks again!

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2007, 10:50:59 PM »
Woohoo! I switched to an 80/12 ballpoint needle and swapped my thread and NO MORE SKIPPIES!

Thanks, Linda, you are my new best friend  :-*

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2007, 11:37:41 PM »
Diane,
Glad to help! :D
I used to teach quilting.  Needles and thread are the two things that would cause skipped stitches.
Thank goodness too.  Because if it was something with the machine being wrong, I would have been completely lost.

I bless my ballpoint double needle every time I use it.  Who would have known that something like that would make all the difference.
Post a photo when done!
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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2007, 11:06:28 PM »
Hello Pfaff 7570 users.  I am having a problem with the presser foot lowering itself when I pull down on the lever that lowers the foot.  It is very sluggish.  I have oiled every part that looks like a moving part of this process.  Has anyone else had this difficulty?  Are there any resolves or suggestions I might try?  I have to admit that it has been a while since I fired this baby up.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2007, 11:38:32 PM »
Hi Donna,
Yes I have this problem on my 7550.  I bought a new machine so I don't use this one much.  I saved it for my DD. I intend to take it in for a cleaning and service to get this fixed.

When I was using it, I would push down on it have I lowered the foot.  I also noticed that after I had the machine on and it got warm from the light of the sewing machine that it would then work properly.  I said something to my dealer about it and she something to the fact of yes it should be serviced and the lubricant gets gummed up or something like that.

Turn the machine on and let it heat up for about 1/2 and hour and then see if it still does it.  If you have not used the machine in some time, then I would think that using the machine will help.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2007, 02:03:23 PM »
Glad to see some other Pfaff owners around here. I have a Pfaff 7510 that I bought in 1998 on clearance. It's not as fancy as the other 7500's but it uses the same feet and as the same basic sewing fuctions.
It still sews well even after being neglected in the corner for a few years.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2007, 06:26:50 PM »
Hi Everyone...

What's so nice about having both 7550 & 7570 the feet etc are interchangeable, so of course we have to get one of each!:)

Just discovered this group and since I'm not into the new $$$$$$$$ Pfaff, I would be very happy to settle in and be a part of this group.

One day my 7550 wouldn't stop sewing when I lifted my foot and I wondered what was going on.  I discovered that my foot had inched it into the fram of the plastic storage box; one of many under the area.  Once I freed it and then blocked it's path I've had no problem....Whew...no motherboard yet!

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2007, 07:20:42 PM »
I'm new here . . . I have a 7570 - the presser foot sticks in the up position, so I'll try the light bulb warm-up tip before taking it in for servicing.

I also have a question - can the machine do serging?  The manual says to use the zig-zag stich to serge, but is that true serging?

Bruce

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2007, 08:15:35 PM »
I own a Pfaff but not the model you are inquiring about. Some machines have overlock type stitches but they are not quite the same as an overlock stitch done on a serger because a serger has knives and the capability of also cutting off the extra edge to neaten the edge. If you have no serger an overlock stitch on a sewing machine can still look nice and keep the edges of the seam flat. A zig zag stitch could also be used on the fabrics edge if the machine has no overlock or over edge type of stitch.
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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2007, 09:01:39 PM »
Quote
I said something to my dealer about it and she said something to
the fact of yes it should be serviced and the lubricant gets
gummed up or something like that.

My OSMG told me to use Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant with Teflon
when servicing my sewing machines.(Except on old machines with a wick,I
use sewing machine oil on the wicks.)I put one drop of Tri-Flow on all
moving metal parts.
It doesn't gum up,the Teflon additives keep my machines running
smooth.I buy the 2 oz drip bottles at my sewing machine dealer's or
a local bike shop. ;)

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2007, 02:24:47 PM »
I thought I'd try to clean and lubricate the mechanism that raises and lowers the presser foot - does anyone know how to get the cover open?

Bruce

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2007, 03:53:09 PM »
Yes,  Bruce, there is a method to removing the top and it can be done successfully.  I do not have access to a scanner right now and I'm headed out the door, but until someone else gets the information here, I will post it word for word, step by step when I return.

It was posted several times by several people in a now "no more" site.  I had printed it out and added it to my manual information.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2007, 04:10:37 PM »
I found these instructions on Pfaff Talk, but I've never done it.  I edited them to remove a discussion that is irrelevant to what you want to do:

To take the lid off the 7570

Unscrew the two philips screws, one in the thread basin, the other to the right and behind the bobbin winder. Do not touch the black screw that is part of the bobbin winder, as it has a very small washer underneath, which is likely to fall into the machine, and might do damage.

Now, push the bobbin winder to the right, just as for winding, and gently lift the whole top off. Now you can see the innards of the machine. To further help you, the left front cover can also be removed, and is only attached by a big black screw. Careful there, too, as it has a washer. Now you should be able to see the light, the needle threader, and the IDT.

When putting it all together again, don't forget to push the bobbin winder back to the left.


Offline Diane Egelston

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2007, 04:47:25 PM »
Those are great instructions, SuziQz. I've done this and it isn't difficult. I recommend drawing a little diagram and taping whatever you take out (screws and/or washers) to the appropriate spot. That way everything goes back where it should go.

As the years go by, I find the more little memory joggers I have, the better.....  ???

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2007, 05:06:07 PM »
Good idea!  There's nothing like trying to reassemble only to find you have "extra" parts. :P

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2007, 06:03:40 PM »
Thanks, Suzi...got home too late to post and then back to MD's yesterday ended up being an all day affair!

I would "diitto", underline, sear across your brow...At no time do you touch the SLOTTED screw beside the bobbin winder...this is for adjusting fill on bobbins only.

It is important to push the bobbin winder into engaged position (as if you were actually winding a bobbin); lift the handle and remove thee top by lifting and pulling out the back of the machine.

For the side or end plate just loosen the large screw but DO NOT remove it unless you are anxious to replace the light bulb!  This screw has either a torque or phillips screw  also.
As is true of the two you do remove from the top.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2007, 06:07:18 PM »
Great idea, Diane....older minds are getting a bit hazy.  :)

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2007, 07:29:07 PM »
You are welcome, Pat, I figured that you were busy!

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« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2007, 10:17:08 PM »
A BIG "thank you" to all who replied.  I removed the covers, cleaned the mechanism, reassembled, and all works great!

The 7570 is one heck of a machine - I wish I could use even half of its capabilities!  What a BIG step up from my Singer Scholastic 717 my Mother gave me, which was a BIG step up from my Minnesota E tredal machine I used to make my own denim jeans with way back when . . . my friends said I couldn't.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2007, 10:48:58 PM »
Thanks so much for these timely instructions! I desperately need to clean mine out.

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« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2007, 12:18:22 AM »
I'm glad that cleaning did the trick!

I just thought of something else - do you know that there is a battery in the machine?  It saves what is in the memories.  You do need to check it and replace it from time to time.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2007, 01:15:28 AM »
You're on the ball, Suzi!  I make my battery change a "Birthdday" experience and then I won't have the job of neutralizing the acid buildup in the battery pocket!!  :)

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« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2007, 02:36:50 AM »
I know there are batteries, but I never store anything in the machine's memory (or mine it sometimes seems), so perhaps I should remove the batteries before they leak.

I really should learn how to make better use of the machine, I use it to repair things, and that's about it.

Bruce

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« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2007, 03:57:51 AM »
Pat - That's a great way to remember.

Bruce - It's easy to forget about them, so removing them would probably be a good idea.  Maybe you should write yourself a note, so if you ever DO use the memories, you'll remember to install batteries.   ;)

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« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2008, 03:35:15 AM »
I just bought a 7570 for my sister.  It came with the embroidery unit.  I understand this machine has a cable that goes from your computer to the machine.  What can anyone tell me about this.  Also was it suppose to come with software to install it on your computer.  I bought it at an estate sale and they did not know much about it.  I myself have the VIP software for my designer I from Viking and it seems this is the same software that Pfaff uses.   It came with a few embroidery cards.  Is there any other kind of cards that work with this machine?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I feel so lost on this machine and would like to have as many answers as possible because this is for my sisters birthday.

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« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2008, 10:42:49 AM »
The software that was made for the 7570 was PC Design, which is no longer available.  You need that and a special cable to send designs to the machine.  If those didn't come with the machine, the other choice would be one of the boxes - Amazing, Ultimate, I know there are several others - that you can get with blank cards to fit the 7570.  HTH

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« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2008, 04:35:14 PM »
I have pc design. which is the old old one from another machine.  does anyone have a cable they would like to sell or know where to buy one?

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2008, 04:46:20 PM »
Just before Christmas I sold my PC Design 2.2 software with the cable on Ebay.  You might check there for anyone selling just the cable.  The cable is basically the software so it might not be cheap.
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« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2008, 12:32:44 AM »
I read that Wabbit Wanch may have them.  The price was $120.  Send an email to Carol for information.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2008, 02:37:47 AM »
Hi all of you great Pfaff owners! I am now looking for a place to send my 7550 for a REAL service. I took mine into my local dealer in January. Aside from the crappy customer service, I don't think the machine was serviced properly. They fixed one problem but now I have a new clicking noise in the fly wheel area, the bobbin will not wind full (premature cut off  ;D), it eats fabric and the zig zag will not stitch flat. I never had these problems before.  These same people supposedly worked on my Mom's 7550 and didn't fix her issue either. We would be happy to mail our out for repair if we can fine the right place to send them.

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2008, 12:07:25 PM »
Can anyone tell me the difference between the 7550 and the 7570.   I was looking at buying a 7550 and wondering if I should hold out for a 7570????
Thanks
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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2008, 02:46:16 PM »
Lisa, the 7570 has the embroidery unit and the 7550 does not. 
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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2008, 04:10:35 PM »
I got my 7550 the year before the 7570 came out.  It is my 'workhorse' machine.  It does not embroider but has the 9mm stitches.  It depends on what you are wanting.  If it is embroidery, hold out, otherwise, if you are looking for a machine that sews and does some decorative stitching, it is a very good choice.  All the 2100 feet work on it so there are plenty options there.  I recently had to have new innards in the footfeet, we have long haired dogs and over time, the hair does get into the foot control.  It had been cleaned out every year at servicing, but over time just needed a retread!

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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2008, 11:53:07 PM »
Excellent overview of the difference between the 7559 & 7570.  I have both and am pleased that thwe feet for one are good for the other.  The embroidery Unit is removeable and I notice that the built in designs are identical on both machine...at least that's what I remember.

You haven't heard from me lately...unexpected medical "conditions" interrupted our normal life in retirement here.  The short answer is that we are in the midst of selling our place and moving to Rochester, NY to be near our son and daughter there and a day closer to our other son in Michigan.  We will be moving into our new place on November 10-11th.

Tomorrow two of my dear friends are going to help me go through my stash and decide what to take and what to leave with them.  Last week DD came down and we emptied the attic of 64 boxes of DH's books....he is going through and decided which to take...it is slow going.  In the meantime, we have had a stream of people looking at the house.  In the first four days, we had a "Sale Pending" that looked like it would go through...but didn't.  We are nearing another "Sale Pending" now.


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Re: Pfaff 7550, 7560 and 7570
« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2008, 01:05:44 AM »
Lisa - One thing you should know about the 7570 if you want to do hoop embroidery:  You need a program, a special card, and a special cable to transfer designs from a computer to the machine.  Pfaff stopped making and selling them years ago.  You can use a Magic or Amazing or Ultimate Box, though.  Without that, you are limited to cards made for the machine.  I don't know how readily available those are. 

Pat -  It's good to hear from you - I have been wondering how you are.

I don't envy you the move.  Going through all the stuff you have accumulated takes so much time!  I'm sure that you will be happy to be closer to family, though.  Something that you can celebrate on Thanksgiving.  I hope your house sale goes through. 

 

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