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Offline Emily

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2010, 09:52:01 PM »
Thanks, found them.

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2010, 06:20:04 AM »
Is there a way to turn the bulb lighting (sewing area lighting) on or does it come on automatically? I wonder if the bulb needs replaced because it's not coming on?

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2010, 06:21:33 AM »
Comes on automatically so sounds like the bulb needs replacing.
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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2010, 09:18:36 AM »
Yeah, I figured so. There's alot of buttons I don't know yet so I wanted to make sure I couldn't have turned it off by mistake. I can get a new bulb from a pfaff dealer right?

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2010, 03:02:28 PM »
Yes and the machine comes with a dual function tool to change it.  The one you use to flip up/remove the needle plate? Other end of it that looks somewhat cylindrical is a bulb changer. Makes it much easier than on preceeding models.
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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2010, 08:53:28 PM »
I'm glad to know the other end is "supposed" to be used to flip the plate up because I was using it for it anyway. There's a lot to be learned with this machine.

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2011, 03:08:45 AM »
I've also had the 2140 since it first came out.  I've updated my machine via the Internet with every update offered and now have a "2170".  The only thing I have to add in regard to shopping for one of these -- the newer releases have an updated bobbin winder and thread cutter.  The older machines can be retro-fitted with these if needed.  Personally, I've never felt the need to spend the extra $ but it's something you should be aware of when shopping.

I'm very fortunate that my DH is certified on all Pfaffs and Berninas.  In other words, I sleep with my sewing machine service guy!  ;)

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Hi PegL
I know this was posted quite a while ago, but you mentioned that the 2170 has an updated thread cutter. Could you somehow share what exactly is different? I purchased a used 2140 this past dec, and the cutter is fouling up, seems its not completely "homing" after activation, and will create a thread ball underneath. We quit using it altogether, as our dealer has sold only one 21xx series, is clueless about this machine. (seems I know more about it than he does) I could install the upgrade myself if it were available.
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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2011, 08:54:22 PM »
I have a Pfaff 2144 which I am planning to upgrade from a 2144 to a 2170.   My question:  It came with 3D software (2004), Can I upgrade it to a 5D by just buying the software after I upgraded to the 2170?     Is it worth buying the 5D software or does the 3D software more than enough for a beginner like me?    I am a sewer and have made plenty of clothing but am new to quilting. 

I would appreciate your knowledge on this process!
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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2011, 10:19:32 PM »
Joannie, I have the 2140/70 and 3D software.  For me, this is all I need because I am not into digitizing.  My use is adapting the design to the item that I am embroidering.  Maybe I will add some writing or combine a couple designs.  For me, I can't justify the cost of 5D for the amount that I use the software.  You might want to try out the 3D and then if you want more, go for the 5D.

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2011, 06:47:18 PM »
Hi Margie,I brought this topic to the top for you. ;)

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Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2011, 02:44:03 AM »
Hi,  I'm cross posting to this group to get the attention of Pfaff owners for advice I need...

OK, I have to ask.  I am trying to get my Pfaff 2140 repaired or even looked at.  I was told because I haven't had my machine there before, it would be $350 for a full service going over.  I know I need a part replaced on bobbin area and that isn't included.  Around the lower 48, what are the charges like and does anyone have a repair tech in the NW that they really feel is great?  The cost seems exorbitant but maybe it's not.  Please give me info for the NW if you would.

I live in Anchorage,Alaska and am trying to get service through J&H Sewing and Vacume.  They are good and reliable but tacked on an added $100 or so just because I hadn't had the machine serviced through them before. 

Thanks,
Margie

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2011, 03:26:00 AM »
Can someone direct me to the webpage to update my 2140/2144?  I tried looking on the Pfaff site and could not find the correct update.   I have not embroidered for about a year and want to get back into embroidery.  My local dealer closed and now my nearest dealer is now 2 hours away.
Thanks so much!

Carol
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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2011, 09:12:21 AM »
Carol,
I've just checked the Pfaff website and I'm afraid that updates for the 21.. series are no longer available.

There have been three new embroidery machines since the 21  series and these older machines are no longer supported by Pfaff.

Could you contact a dealer who may be able to e- mail you the update you need? Is it the one that updates the machine to a 2170?

But you can still embroider on your machine as it is - you don't need an update to do that. :)

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Re: Pfaff 21xx...(2170, 2144 & 2140)
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2011, 02:30:17 PM »
Ann's right, some dealer may have the actual hard card on hand we had to update machines.  But I never bothered updating my 2144, the last update added some designs, nice ones (well all taste varies) and ones I knew I'd never use, and an alphabet as I recall... but it deleted the sewing advisor, i.e. the tutorials on how to set in a sleeve or put in a zipper.  I probably only looked at those once or twice but just didn't want to lose it for some reason.  The 2144 had some hardware changes (i.e. improved thread cutter, tension system, bobbin case compartment or hook I think... been awhile...) which, if you have the 2140 the update wouldn't affect those anyway. Embroider away!
Karen

 

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