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Help identifying issue with featherweight

Old 02-05-2017, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
How do I know how snug the belt needs to be? The belt is the one that was on it when I got it 9-10 years ago.
The belt needs to be as loose as it can be without slipping. Since the problem came on suddenly, I'd check the foot controller, look for a stray thread, or when was the last time the motor was serviced?

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Old 02-06-2017, 12:36 PM
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I'm increasingly sure the foot pedal is the problem. Yesterday it got hot and that's when it just quit. Had noticed it being warm for a couple of days. The motor did not get hot and the hand wheel still turns freely so I guess a new pedal is in my future. In the mean time my 404 has been neglected of late. So she gets to play for awhile.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:18 PM
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Update - new foot pedal ordered and received. She's purring like a kitten and sewing beautifully now.
Thanks to all for the info and I will put in a good word for the prompt delivery of my new pedal from sewing pans dot com.
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That was sewing parts dot com. Crazy auto correct !
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