Could someone use a foot pedal from a certain brand of sewing machine and make it work on another after rewiring it?
I got a free Bernina 817 that I want to give to someone, but it is working with a knee controller attached to a sewing cabinet. There is a plug that goes from the sewing machine to the controller. I tried the machine with the foot pedal of my 831 and it was sewing smootly and quietly. When I tried it with the knee controller, it was noisy and not very sensitive. It doesn't do justice to the sewing machine! But even a generic foot controller that would fit is quite expensive: 60$. How about using another one that is sitting around? Could I just rewired it with the correct plug to fit in the sewing machine?