Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you buy thru them, I receive a small commission—at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide all the free information on this site. To learn more, read my full Disclosure Policy.

Pfaff 2170

by Marlene
(Canada)

My Pfaff 2170 just died and, as usual, just like with my Pfaff 7570, parts are no longer available to repair it.

Are manufacturers trying to force women to buy a new sewing machine every ten years? Even before a new model comes out, they quit making parts for the former top of the line.

In my case, it has been the PCB or mother board and I end up with a sewing machine that is useless. I have been a Pfaffer all my life and am now back to sewing on my first Pfaff which is a mechanical Pfaff 1222E. It still sews well and although I really liked the 7570 and 2170 embroidery capabilities I now feel I can no longer afford to keep shelling out a lot of money every few years to buy new machines that only last a short while.

It is not just the cost of the machine but there are also all the extra hoops, embroidery cards, special feet, etc. that one buys to go with a top-of-the-line machine. They are all useless to me without a machine on which to use them.

I am amazed that sewers are not getting fed up with this "parts no longer available" line.

Since I mainly sew quilts, I really do not need all the bells and whistles even though I liked having them.

If my old Pfaff 1222E quits on me I will look for a mechanical machine to buy and avoid computerized ones like some quilters already do.

I may even dig out my old Featherweight machine.

Comments for Pfaff 2170

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 12, 2017
Making Do with Doo-Doo
by: Mrs. D

I understand exactly where you are coming from. Isn't it a shame to see such an expensive investment hurt in so many ways? I've been on the machine buying treadmill for 30 years.

When I shop for a machine I sit down to try it out, and lucky for me I'm sitting down when they tell me the price and cost of the extras. And I am always so dazzled by all the bells and whistles that I never consider the machine I'm about to buy will have no repair parts available in less than 10 years.

I bought a great machine in 2013, and a year into it started having a bit of trouble. I was surprised to learn it was re-engineered in 2015 due to a bearing problem in the model I bought. Oh great! So, where do I go from here?

I pray my $6,000 machine will last a few years more before I have to buy again. It is frustrating.

For the time being, I'm making do, with doo-doo. I hope you are laughing with me, and not laughing at me. Thank you.

Sep 12, 2017
unavailable sewing machine parts
by: rose lady

I am also fed up with this practice of not finding sewing machine parts for expensive machines. My 2001 Baby Lock Ellure needs a broken tension pulse motor. My 1969 Touch and Sew Singer needs a bobbin casing. I LOVED both of these and cannot part with them. (I also have my Mom's 1950 White machine made by Sears).

So I got a cheap mechanical machine. Still miss my other older machines!

Sep 11, 2017
I agree about the Pfaff 7570
by: SewSunny

The Pfaff 7570 was the first embroidery machine I purchased in 1999. Within three years, the mother board went out on the machine and I never got decent locked straight stitches on that machine again. I purchased a Husqvarna Viking Quilt Designer II in 2004 and of course, all the cards and boxes that you needed to embroider. I traded in the Pfaff 7570 for the Husqvarna Designer Diamond and it's been running like a champ for the last nine years and counting.I would like to buy the Husqvarna Viking Epic but the price is $15,000. My husband thinks you should be able to drive it to the grocery store for that price. LOL

The answer to your question is that in everything mechanical, the manufacturers will always discontinue one machine to entice you to buy another. If you don't need a computerized machine, go with the mechanical one. They're a lot less expensive, too.

Sep 08, 2017
Commiserating on your Pfaff
by: Sandra

I love Pfaffs too! My 6152 is in the shop. I bought it in the 90's and a part broke, but it is being replaced. I turned in my 1222e to get it, and regret giving that machine up! I have a Passport now also, and my dear granddaughter managed to muck it up as she was learning to sew.
Back to my featherweight until the Pfaffs are ready!

Click here to add your own comments

Click here to return to Sewing Machine Reviews.

Click here to go to the Home Page


Search This Site




Quilt patterns, books and kits to tempt you!

Click any of the images or links below for more info...


Awesome Ocean Pattern
by Elizabeth Hartman


Fold-N-Stitch Wreath pattern
Fold-N-Stitch Wreath
by Poorhouse Quilt Design


Farm Girl Vintage
by Lori Holt


Gypsy Wife
by Jen Kingwell




Enhance your
Fabric Resource Center
aka 'Stash'

Click on the images to go to Amazon.com for more choices.


Click here for MORE
Kaffe fabrics



Click here for MORE
Batik fabrics

Subscribe...

...to STASH Talk,
our free newsletter.
Simply complete
the form below...

E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry...
Your e-mail address is
totally secure.

I promise to use it
only to send you
Stash Talk.