Pfaff 2144 sewing/embroidery machine
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My machine is obsolete.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!