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Thread: Dead sewing machine

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    Super Member Nelco's Avatar
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    Dead sewing machine

    I was in the middle of sewing my BOM when a poltergeist got a hold of my peddle and it would not stop. Now I have to go get my other machine that is 20 miles away . Why do they come around when you are in the middle of something you want to get done today.
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    Don't know. I think sewing machines are also ruled by muphy's law: Anything that can go wrong, will and at the worst possible time.
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    I've had a ghost in my foot pedal too. I replaced the foot pedal and the machine has been sewing fine for 5 years at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelco View Post
    I was in the middle of sewing my BOM when a poltergeist got a hold of my peddle and it would not stop. Now I have to go get my other machine that is 20 miles away . Why do they come around when you are in the middle of something you want to get done today.
    When I had a runaway pedal, I unplugged, took it apart and cleaned the dust out..Couldn't hurt...

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    I haven't had this problem yet.
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    If it was a convenient time it wouldn't be a problem. Murphy rules! Hope it is just a minor fix. May be just a loose wire or a break in the cord insulation.
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    Omg...just an hour ago i was quilting with my walking foot...suddenly,it won't stop running when i take my foot off the pedal. I'll try taking it apart and cleaning it tomorrow. What a timely topic!

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    I was fortunate when my pedal went crazy, running very fast even with my foot off of it...all I had to do was remove the cute little dog's butt from on top of it.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Thats to funny---wish mine was that easy to fix.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I was fortunate when my pedal went crazy, running very fast even with my foot off of it...all I had to do was remove the cute little dog's butt from on top of it.
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    I will try that and see what happens. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by NUBQ View Post
    When I had a runaway pedal, I unplugged, took it apart and cleaned the dust out..Couldn't hurt...
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