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InsufferableBratt
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PostSubject: Pedal problems?   Sun May 20, 2012 2:34 pm

I have some rather strange stuff happening with my machine today.

I got my coworker's baby quilt all basted and was ready to start machine quilting it. I was able to start ok, but quickly lost power, even though the light was on. Everything was plugged in and no other major issues I could see. Tried again and I got a little further, but I had to push the pedal all the way down....which required a bit too much effort for my still-healing right foot and forced me to switch the pedal to the left. I finally finished the one line and called it quits--too afraid I'd continue to have this problem today!

The thing that gets me is my machine was JUST in for a tune up! Isn't think the kind of thing they should have found then?

Any ideas on what's wrong with my machine? I'm considering taking my pedal in to the local shop after work tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Sun May 20, 2012 4:25 pm

If the machine is working, it does sound like it is the pedal. I t could have a broke wire. It wouldn't show under the outer insulation. (I am guessing you wiggled the connecter to see if that was bad?) You may have to take it in. Maybe they have another pedal that fits and can determine if it is the machine or just the pedal.

Sorry, nothing more frustrating than wanting to sew and having problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Sun May 20, 2012 4:38 pm

Hey TX, do I need to take the whole machine in or just the pedal?
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Sun May 20, 2012 4:43 pm

Take the whole machine. If they have a spare pedal, y'all can test it. If not, they can see what it does/doesn't do on yours.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Sun May 20, 2012 6:41 pm

I agree. Look at the cord first. Sometimes there is an "open" where a furbaby (or . in my case, a feathered former baby) chomped on the cord. A temporary fix can be done with electrical tape.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Mon May 21, 2012 5:32 pm

Well, took it in and my problem was diagnosed in about two minutes.....who had their money on user error? Somehow, the bobbin winder got switched to the on position, which messed up my pedal. It worked fine in the store once she noticed that. I'm not even sure HOW that happened to begin with since I quit using that thing because it wasn't working and I got one of the sidewinders instead!

Hopefully, that's all it was!
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Mon May 21, 2012 5:40 pm

Bratt, go figure!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Mon May 21, 2012 9:31 pm

glad it was an easy fix....

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Mon May 21, 2012 9:33 pm

I bet it got switched when you machine was in for its tune up and it wasnt you at all!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Tue May 22, 2012 9:21 am

That's what I told her!
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Tue May 22, 2012 10:02 am

Yeah, they probably switched it or just hit it when handling the machine. Thank goodness you didn't have to buy any parts. Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal problems?   Tue May 22, 2012 11:57 am

Glad you have it back and working. Years ago, I got a garage sale Phaff. It's speed (lack of) drove me crazy, so I gt rid of it. The person who got it gave it a try, picked up the pedal and switched it to high speed doh Embarassed
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