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Brother VX 950 Foot Pedal Won't Work?

I own an old Brother VX950 and the foot pedal will and will not work. I opened it and the wires are well connected. There is a ceramic box inside that has a tunnel in the shape of a circle. Inside there are small black discs like a hundred of them, when I took them out to sand them (in case they were dirty) some broke. I still put everything back together, even the broken discs and when I tried the pedal, it will not work.

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I pushed the the pedal plugged and open, when I pushed the copper plate against the top of the black discs, sometimes it will work, other times it won't. What are those black discs? Where can I find a substitute, a compression spring that fits that tunnel made of an electricity conductor? Or where can I get those discs?

By C. L. from Orem, UT

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June 24, 20130 found this helpful

Finding those plates is going to cost you more than simply contacting Brother at their website and buying a new foot pedal.

You can also try to find a similar model machine at a thrift store or garage sale and then use the foot pedal from that one.

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But really you're going to be better served just replacing the foot pedal.

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