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White FW hesitates before stitching. Anyone know why?

White FW hesitates before stitching. Anyone know why?

Old 07-20-2020, 09:47 AM
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Default White FW hesitates before stitching. Anyone know why?

Hi everyone,
I just cleaned and oiled my White FW but it still hesitates when I press on the foot pedal to sew.
I've looked online but don't see this addressed.
Anyone?
TIA

As an aside- I've never liked my white one as well as my black ones.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:57 AM
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it's probably the foot pedal mechanism.
something is catching inside.

many of the cheapy-cheap new plastic ones do that.
the vintage metal ones usually do not.
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:38 AM
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Take the pedal apart, clean out any dust and lint, then test.
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It seems to be the fly wheel. But I'm not certain.
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There is a way to adjust inside the foot pedal. I think the Featherweight shop site has a tutorial?
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
There is a way to adjust inside the foot pedal. I think the Featherweight shop site has a tutorial?
They do but I think it has more to do with forming the stitches than the hesitation. I could be mixed up though as I've been researching all day. I'm going to watch it though, thanks!
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Did you possibly re-adjust the belt and maybe a tad too tight now?
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Originally Posted by Hooligan View Post
Did you possibly re-adjust the belt and maybe a tad too tight now?
I think that's it. It's now running well. Thanks, everyone.
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
I think that's it. It's now running well. Thanks, everyone.
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