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My mom's Janina sewing machine foot pedal stopped working. The light to the machine comes on, but there is no power to the foot pedal. All connections look intact. What does she need to do?
It shoulds like there is a short in the foot pedal of the machine. She can try taking the foot pedal apart and checking the wires or just replace the foot pedal with a new one.
I have a Simplicity Denim Expert machine and it just stopped sewing. The light comes on when you turn it on, but when you push the pedal it will not work. I have oiled everything I know to oil on it. Any suggestions?
Since the light comes on, your main problem isn't with the machine - it's with the foot pedal.
You can (extremely carefully) try to open the foot pedal and look for frayed, broken, burnt looking wires - if you're electrically minded you can probably fix the pedal yourself.
If not, take it to a repair tech OR order a replacement speed controller (proper name for the foot pedal) from the maker's website. To be honest the cost of repairing the speed controller is usually comparable to the cost of replacing it with a new one, so do have a look at your maker's website for prices.
I have a Singer sewing machine and the foot pedal won't work. How do I get it to work, and will I have to buy a new foot pedal?
You don't describe the sort of problem you're having so it's hard for me to determine if the problem is the actual pedal, or a short/other fault at the pedal-to-machine connection.
So the best advice I can give you is to say this is something that should be seen by a repair tech to figure out the problem. Otherwise, if you buy a new pedal (but the problem is an undiscovered fault inside the machine at the connection or some other point) you may be wasting your money.
I got a vintage Kenmore YK230 sewing machine second hand. I cleaned it and oiled it. The light goes on, but no current goes to the foot pedal. Can it be fixed?
By Liz from Tucson, AZ
I suggest taking the machine to a repair shop for an estimate.
I cannot lower the pressure foot on my sewing machine. On closer inspection it looks like the fine tension belt has been broken and one end of it has wrapped itself around the lever used to raise and lower the pressure foot. Is this something I need to take to be repaired or can I do this myself?
By Peggy from Lincolnshire, UK
Rule of thumb: if you are asking the question, this is something you need to take in to be repaired. Instruction books come with sewing machines telling about things like this and also the whole schematic (design) should be online with the company you got it from. Allows you to order parts to fix it. Even though mine is 25 years old, Sears still has my model in their computer. I located all the things and printed it off.
The power comes on to the machine. The foot pedal worked for like 5 seconds then stopped working, but the machine light still works. I took the pedal apart and didn't find any problem with it. I replaced just the foot pedal with the same wire and it is giving me the same problem.
I would replace the cord going to the pedal as the next step.
Ok. Will try that. Thanks
I have a Janome Memory Craft 6000 that just slowed down and stopped sewing. The switch works, but nothing happens when I press the foot pedal since then.
Either there is faulty wiring in the pedal itself or the wire going to the pedal. Once that is fixed, your machine will work well.
How ironic....my friend and I were just talking about this with hers and she has a super handy hubby, who found a loose wire in hers and made it all better. If you are not handy, I don't suggest messing with it. If you have a place nearby who does repairs, I would take it there.
She was telling me there is a shortage of Janome dealers in some locations so you may need to call one from another location and see if you can do a mail transaction if that is possible. She's lucky, she has one 16 miles away.
Hope you have an easy as a solution as she did!
I had an old Singer sewing machine Model 6233 (1986). It gets used once a year. It worked well until today. It has no response from the air foot pedal. Is it something wrong with the air pump inside or the problem of the foot pedal? Or will a broken foot pedal will make it stop working? I did checked the small air pump inside and the tube. They are working good.
Thanks for your help.
You will have to take off the panel on the foot control to look at the wires. In most cases the problem is a loose or broken wire. This article from eBay is very informative: www.ebay.com/
Many thanks for your advice. But Singer 6233 foot control was operated by air and no wire inside.
My Simplicity Satin 197 machine's foot pedal does not work. I bought another pedal and that one also does not work. I am using the start/stop button to sew. Is there something else I should be doing? I don't want to buy another pedal in case that doesn't work.
The wire going to the pedal may not be working. You probably need servicing if you cant do it yourself.