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Thread: My machine has a mind of it's own

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    Super Member Donna P's Avatar
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    My machine has a mind of it's own

    Has anyone ever had their machine start sewing on it's own? My machine lately has been doing that. I was sewing the other day got up to get more fabric my machine just started sewing real fast. I pushed on the foot control it would'nt stop. Had to shut it off completely. Another time while I was sewing normally I took my foot off the foot control but the machine just kept sewing. I have taken the foot controol apart and made sure there was no dust or bare wires, checked it good. My machine is only about 5 yrs old if that. Any ideas?

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    Yes, I've had that happen to me. It probably means your foot control is bad. I had to buy a new foot control. It does kinda suprise you when it takes off on it's own!!!
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    It was my foot control when that happened on my Bernina. I had to replace the foot control.

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    I had this happen on my back up machine when my good machine was in the shop. It scared the Begeezus out of me!! I completely forgot about it! I guess I should get it out and take a look and do something about it!
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    My Janome has done that. I took it into the dealer and bought a new foot. That didn't change a thing. It did it again. I blame it on the computer. It does it off and on. I just turn off the machine I get a FC error. It hasn't done it lately. I just know when it is having a fit, that eventually it will go back to being nice. Not going to buy another foot and hate to be without my machine, so I just deal.
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    I thought I had a similar problem last week. Then I noticed my cat had laid down on the foot control!!! How embarassing!!! So glad I didn't take it in to the shop!

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    That happened to my friend. She doesn't have pets. Her husband took her foot pedal apart and found it full of dust and hair. He cleaned it out and it's worked great ever since!

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    I had that problem only in reverse. Our cat likes plastic and he decided the foot control cord was ideal to chew on. Iwould be sewing away and the machine would just start going in slow motion-if I took my foot off the pedal and it refilled with air it would sew again. Very anoying to say the least. New foot control= no more slow motion sewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce blint View Post
    I thought I had a similar problem last week. Then I noticed my cat had laid down on the foot control!!! How embarassing!!! So glad I didn't take it in to the shop!
    That happened to me too! They do it so much I had to put a box around the pedal so they wouldn't step on it on the way to their sleeping spot under the table by my feet.
    Bernie

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    No, but sounds like it needs to be serviced.

    My Pfaff has keys just to the right of the throat, on the flat bed of the machine, so when I'm quilting I get my arm near enough to change the stitch now and then. Talk about FRUSTRATING! Must have been designed by a man, sort of like kitchens are? lol
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