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Pfaff 2144 sewing/embroidery machine

by Juli

I purchased this machine new from dealer in 2006 thinking it would be fun to play around with embroidery, knowing Pfaff was such a reliable company and having two older Pfaffs that I loved. I didn't know at that time that Pfaff was no longer made in Germany.

My dealer closed shortly after I bought machine so classes were limited. I had to travel 150 miles to nearest Pfaff dealer.

User-friendly is not a term for this machine! I took a couple of classes, quite costly, and did get comfortable with it. Three years down the road it quit, computer board had to be replaced, $400. They gave me a "deal" cause machine was only 3 yrs old! "Low Bobbin" sensor only worked for two years. Then all of a sudden last July it started working again but all the zig-zag type stitches have a mind of their own and skip every 3rd or 4th stitch, and the presser foot drops down every time I stop. Took to two different dealers who told me the same exact thing: Another computer board needs replacing but they are not made anymore.

My machine is obsolete.

Trade it in because they use these models for parts now! Don't buy a Pfaff!

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Apr 13, 2024
Great machine
by: Trish

I have been using the 2144 since it was purchased new. I have made a wedding dress on it, many quilts, purses, little girl dresses. I have used the embroidery designs a lot, and it always worked perfectly. The only issue with it is that it does not have a USB port to import designs and must be hooked up to the computer or use an embroidery card.

I have gotten my money's worth out of this machine.

Apr 21, 2023
Don't touch it
by: Susan

From day one, bobbin spool didn't work. Had it fixed. Stitches not quite straight.

Had it looked at.

Very picky about the type of thread it will accept. VERY difficult to thread although it looks like it's threaded properly.

Have sewn for about 60 years and will NEVER buy another Pfaff product. Having said that, I love the Pfaff 1469 and the Old Pfaff 260 that I have.

Sep 15, 2017
Pfaff 2144 parts
by: Laura

I would like to see pfaff still saleling parts for 2144 & 2170 because not everybody can buy new embroidery machine, I love my 2144 I use it for friend & family for gift j

Dec 13, 2016
by: Anonymous

I have a Pfaff 2144 and have never been able to sew much at all due to threads breaking or jamming underneath. I wish I had never bought it and did some research on machines.

Now it is so outdated that I would never be able to sell it and get anything for it.

Jul 24, 2016
by: Anonymous

You can adjust the height of the pressure foot in free motion. If you lower it it works great. There are lots of adjustments you can do that the manual does not tell you.

Jun 16, 2016
Pfaff machines
by: Anonymous

I have 3 of the Pfaff machines and love them BUT they do wear out. I was told they need new parts to do free motion quilting as the presser foot falls in that position now and then.

I have a 1473 which is a work horse and then two 7570's that only one works for everything including embroidery.

One 7570 went out of time and now I just wind bobbins on it.

These machines were made in Germany but they may no longer make them there.

Jun 15, 2016
Pfaff Model 2056 Performance
by: Anonymous

I purchased this machine back in 2006.

If I leave the machine on for at least an hour there is a section on the arm just below the bobbin winder that gets extremely hot.

The other day while using it I accidentally touched this area and it gave me quite a good sting. It was bad enough that I thought my finger would blister.

Also, finding parts for this machine here in the U.S. is impossible to find.

Eventually, I plan to purchase a new machine, but it will not be another Pfaff!

Jun 09, 2016
Pfaff 2144
by: Anonymous

I have 2 2144 (used)that were updated to 2170s and I have never had any problems with either one on them. Matter a fact they sew better then the new ones. Some time it is "Operative Err!"

Jun 09, 2016
I love my Pfaff
by: Anonymous

I am not familiar with your machine, but I'm on my second Pfaff - I have a Creative Sensation Pro and it is fabulous.

I switched from Bernina because I had lots of problems.

Jun 02, 2016
Pfaff 4.0
by: Anonymous

Pfaff 4,o embroidery/quilting machine. Sews beautifully until you try to do free motion quilting. Yuck!

May 23, 2016
Pfaff Expression 2.0
by: Anonymous

Brought machine thinking this machine was going to be great and easy to use. What a disappointment.

Noisy, never sewed with even stitching waiting to be fixed again, would never buy another Pfaff, and I dont feel like spending that much money again on a sewing machine.

No one is interested when you have a bad purchase.

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