Help Featherweight Foot Pedal

Old 03-21-2019, 11:45 AM
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It started squeeking while sewing today. Then it quit squeeking but now seems to be catching like it's out of alignment when I press on it. If I take the bottom off will it fly apart or something like that? I'm not mechanical. Would it be hard to put it back together? My machine is still running and sews like a champ I'm just concerned about the foot pedal.

My machine is 83 years young.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:18 PM
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​There are YouTube videos on how to repair featherweight foot pedals. Watch one and see if it is something you want to tackle.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:51 PM
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I agree with Tartan. If it's not something you feel confident to attempt, find a good OSMG in your area. You can often find one thru a quilt guild.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, I received a PM with a link to a video site. It's fixed now. And in my neck of the woods I have to travel 80 to 100 miles round trip to get machine repair. Our town is what I jokingly call a 1/4 horse town instead of a 1 horse town. All of Woodruff county only has 6,570 people according to 2017 census and that's spread out between 4 towns and all the "country" in between.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:34 AM
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You can purchase a replacement from Nova Montgomery online. She also has lots of featherweight videos on her site and she might have one about repairing the foot pedal.
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by misseva View Post
Thanks, I received a PM with a link to a video site. It's fixed now. And in my neck of the woods I have to travel 80 to 100 miles round trip to get machine repair. Our town is what I jokingly call a 1/4 horse town instead of a 1 horse town. All of Woodruff county only has 6,570 people according to 2017 census and that's spread out between 4 towns and all the "country" in between.
I live in a large metropolitan area. It takes me an hour each way to get to my OSMG, but it's so worth it.
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