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Thread: White 1563--sticky foot pedal, or motor issue?

  1. #26
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    If you got it from a thrift store, go back and look around. Sometimes thrift stores sell the accessories separately putting them in a glass case. Sometimes the pedal gets separated and is with electronics, or they took the machine out of a table and the pedal is still in the table. Otherwise, you can check with thrift stores and see what they have, or ask the seller...

    You can buy a pedal from sew classic or maybe a local sewing machine repairman. The question will be the type of power going to the motor, if a kenmore type plug or a special plug box. Because you want to make sure your motor works before you buy, as the pedal and motor cost more separately.

    Cams easiest on an auction site, but you need to know what they look like as sellers often have no.clue.
    Last edited by annf; 01-26-2016 at 07:00 PM. Reason: Evil autocorrect

  2. #27
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    It is probably the foot controller like xxxxxxxxx said. He called it a "wiper", because a brass arm moves across contacts fastened to Nichrome wires. The longer the circuit, the faster it runs. There may be broken wires. I have one just like that. It can't be repaired by most. Too expensive for what you're left with. The new solid state controllers are so much better and under $20 at Sew-Classic.com. I am replacing all of mine. They won't get hot or potentially cause a fire, shock or other. There is a do-it-your-self tutorial on their website. They are also 1/3 the weight of the old, clunky, ones.

  3. #28
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    The only cam you probably will want then is the zig zag, also available at Sew-Classic.com. You can always ad cams later, if you decide to venture out. They are readily available in sets on Ebay at fairly reasonable cost, or advertise on QB's "wanted" section.

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