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Thread: Need help making a decision

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    Don't forget about Craigslist. I do a search on 'sewing' and 'quilt' all the time. Usually tons of older sewing machines for under $100. I got one for $50 that came in a cabinet. It worked fine until I started dinking with the bobbin case and screwed it up. :( There's a tip: don't dink with what works!
    I have the cheap Brother from WM. It does fine for me. I just do basic stuff with it.

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    Hi,

    When my pedal decided it was going to try and die, my husband took out the screws on the bottom and made a very minor adjustment. The pedal still works like it did when it was new! I would try that before anything.

    Where in WI are you? I'm in MN and willing to give you one of my pedals if it would fit... I have 7 machines and I only use 1...

    Anita

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    BUY A USED ONE AT GOOD WILL SALVATION ARMY OR CRAIGS LIST

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    Quote Originally Posted by anita211
    Hi,

    When my pedal decided it was going to try and die, my husband took out the screws on the bottom and made a very minor adjustment. The pedal still works like it did when it was new! I would try that before anything.

    Where in WI are you? I'm in MN and willing to give you one of my pedals if it would fit... I have 7 machines and I only use 1...

    Anita
    I tried opening the pedal...either I couldn't get the little rubber things covering the screws off or I didn't find any screws on the bottom. I can't remember which. But for whatever reason it was like trying to open up an oyster shell...

    I'm in the mid-western part of the state.

    If you got one that'll fit a Singer 140Q I'll take it. :) According to the manual it uses a Yamamoto Electric, Model YC-482E

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    Let me check... I don't think, though, that anything I have will work, but I did try to help.

    Anita

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    http://www.sewingmachineparts.net/se...ols_cords.html

    has a chart that may help determine what foot controls will fit. He may have your part, just not listed online.

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    Done a search and came up with this one for $44 including s&h.
    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland....re/page36.html

    This ones on ebay. It looks close. You can email the seller and see if they can take a better pic of the plug.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/POWER-CORD-w-Ped...d=p3286.c0.m14

    You don't always need that specific brand/item number. Which could be why you found it so pricey. You may even be able to call a local sewing repair shop and describe what it looks like.


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    I wouldn't pay that price for a foot pedal. You CAN try sewing machines out at Walmart. Thats how I got mine. Otherwise take the pedal to someone who may be able to fix it.

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    goes to show you... we try to help each other!!

    Anita

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