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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.
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