Featherweight Foot Control Question
Hi all, I need some advice from you veteran vintage machine owners. I just got a new to me FW machine that is in very good condition. I also purchased an electronic foot controller for it. When I use the original bake light controller (with the little button), I have much better response from the machine, it seems to work very well but I would prefer it was re-wired with new wiring, I am also concerned with the heating up of this type of control. For these reasons I would prefer the electronic control.
However, when I use the electronic control, there is a humming and delay when I depress the control, and I have to turn the hand wheel to get the machine to start sewing. This does not happen with the bake light, only the electronic controller.
Do I need to tighten the belt a bit to be able to use the electronic controller? What is the best option for the foot control on these FW's? By the way, I am a quilter and use the FW for piecing mostly, which includes quite a bit of stopping and starting and also sewing slowly, which seems to make more heat with the bake light.
Thank you in advance for any experience you can share,