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Machine slows down,stops, starts again. Foot control problem?

As I am free sewing, the machine slows down in a few seconds, stops. I take my foot off the control and begin. It starts, slows down and stops. Is this a faulty foot control? My sewing machine is only approximately 5 years old, a Kenmore elite model # 385.19365991 according to my owner's manual. Foot Control model #YC-542. If I need to order a new foot control where can I go on-line? Thank you. Linda

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Machine runs at one speed only regardless of foot control position, replaced foot control but did not fix the problem of a slow running machine. Sent machine out through a local fabric shop came back after cleaning, will run but will not stop unless you unplug the foot pedal or place the machine in reverse. Spoke with fabric shop they were told that the machine was to old to fix and charged $100.00 for diagnostic and cleaning.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    machine keeps running when foot controller attached

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Yes it does sound like a faulty foot control. The power cord is probably fine, you just need the controller. Ebay is a good source for parts.

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