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Old 08-07-2011, 05:40 PM
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My two sewing machines are relatively new (2 yrs and 7 yrs) They are both computerized. Will a dimmer switch mess up these "newer" machines-- you mention older machines -- how much older? I don't want to have to buy a new machine. Am anxiously awaiting your reply/comments.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LeeJay
My two sewing machines are relatively new (2 yrs and 7 yrs) They are both computerized. Will a dimmer switch mess up these "newer" machines-- you mention older machines -- how much older? I don't want to have to buy a new machine. Am anxiously awaiting your reply/comments.
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I would not do this with a computerized machine. I think it was mentioned in a pervious post by someone about non-electronic machines
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My two sewing machines are relatively new (2 yrs and 7 yrs) They are both computerized. Will a dimmer switch mess up these "newer" machines-- you mention older machines -- how much older? I don't want to have to buy a new machine. Am anxiously awaiting your reply/comments.
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I would not do this with a computerized machine. I think it was mentioned in a pervious post by someone about non-electronic machines
yes, I was thinking this as well.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:47 PM
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My two sewing machines are relatively new (2 yrs and 7 yrs) They are both computerized. Will a dimmer switch mess up these "newer" machines-- you mention older machines -- how much older? I don't want to have to buy a new machine. Am anxiously awaiting your reply/comments.
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I would not do this with a computerized machine. I think it was mentioned in a pervious post by someone about non-electronic machines
yes, I was thinking this as well.

I am going to try it with a very inexpensive older Kenmore. So if the motor suffers from low voltage damage, I won't have lost much.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:27 AM
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i would not use on any computerized machine.. i am using it on old singers.. ones with no speed control built into the machines.
again.. this works fantastic for me.. you have to make your own decisions.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:23 AM
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The things we learn from this board......great idea!
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:49 PM
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I am in the process of setting up my mothers Singer 401A for use on a FMQ frame. This machine has 2 separate cords, and connectors, a power cord and a foot control With cord. I love this idea for hand control but do I just plug the power cord into it and leave the foot controller off?
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yeah, my machine has a regulator, and probably couldn't FM without it.
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That's such a brilliant idea. I haven't done FMQ yet, but would be great for applique. Best not let the people that make those stitch regulators get whiff of this...LOL
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What a great idea! I may have to try this on one of my older machines.. very cool!!
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