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I'm looking for pointers!  IF you've ever taken a Pfaff 130 apart that'd be great!  But maybe you've taken apart some other machine and can give me info that would help?

I have this Pfaff that I bought in extremely poor condition to salvage the embroidery unit and lamp from.  I finally got that off!  From there I also wanted to remove the timing belt.  I started a careful approach reasoning out this and that and it eventually dissolved into a war between the Pfaff and I.  [mad]  Somewhere in all the blood, sweat, and tears I just started removing anything and everything I could find to remove.  I've taken out a good 90 percent of the parts and I still can't get the belt out!

Do you think the upper arm shaft comes apart?  It feels like this front piece should come off.  Does the whole rod slide to the left or right with some hammer taps?  

Like I said, ANY ideas you might have would be appreciated.  This is the farthest apart I've ever had any machine, but I am lost as to how to continue.

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I have to ask: Why are you doing this? The machine looks fine to me!
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I have to ask: Why are you doing this? The machine looks fine to me!


The paint was already coming up...so I didn't do that but the bed is cracked.  I bought it cheap because it had the embroidery unit and lamp that I am planning to transfer to my other Pfaff 130 and am stripping this one for parts.

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AH! Cracked bed - that *is* unfortunate.
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AH! Cracked bed - that *is* unfortunate.


It is, but luckily I only paid 20 dollars for it and it had the coffee grinder.  Annnd I picked up another Pfaff 130 only a couple months ago in much nicer shape also for 20.00, so for all of 40 dollars I should end up with a nice Pfaff complete with all the bells and whistles.  [biggrin] 


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Cool! A Pfaff 130 is on my bucket list, but not at the prices they normally command. Hopefully, I'll find one for $20 also!
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Cool! A Pfaff 130 is on my bucket list, but not at the prices they normally command. Hopefully, I'll find one for $20 also!


I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!  It's been a good year here for machines.  A lot of people are clearing out their living spaces and I've been thrilled with the things they are dumping for cheap!  Is it just my area?  I had thought after Marie Kondo was so popular this year with "throw it out if it doesn't bring you joy" , that the cleanup and throw out was pretty wide spread!

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Oddly, prices on used sewing machines here have increased slightly. Or at least they are trying to increase, lol. Zorba needs to come up and hang out with me. I traded a commercial Singer (paid 45 dollars for it) for my first Pfaff 130... and then I was given the second, and the third. I'm thinking maybe that might not happen again, but then again... one never knows.
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Oddly, prices on used sewing machines here have increased slightly. Or at least they are trying to increase, lol. Zorba needs to come up and hang out with me. I traded a commercial Singer (paid 45 dollars for it) for my first Pfaff 130... and then I was given the second, and the third. I'm thinking maybe that might not happen again, but then again... one never knows.


I've seen the increase and prices too, but interspersed with the pricier machines have been some machine for extremely low prices.

In the last few days I saw a Singer Featherweight for 40 and a Pfaff 230 for free!  I was just not feeling like driving that far for them.  

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