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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I'm thinking that the problem is in the foot control
take the foot control to a sewing machine repair shop and have it checked out
you say it appears aftermarket--probably is to replace a faulty OEM unit
Can you describe your problem a bit better. From what you describing it sounds like the machine does start to embroider, it starts slow then it stops. It is normal when you first start to embroider that the machine runs very slowley, does just a few stitches and stops. This is normal and all Berninas do this. The machine stops after these first few embroidery stitches so you can cut off the extra piece of thread. Cut off the extra thread then push the reversing button again and the machine should start to embroider. It will stop again if a color change is needed. This information is provided in your owners manual. Make sure you have lowered the feed dogs for embroidery and there is no need to have the foot control attached for embroidery though it won't affect anything if it is attached to the machine...
sounds like there is a design fault, I suggest if you can take the machine back and get a different brand of sewing machine. I've been sewing for over 25 years and I would put up with that kind of sewing machine. probably a computer problem.
I suggest having the machine checked at a sewing machine shop to see if there is something wrong with the motor, or the foot pedal but first check to make sure the power cord & foot pedal are connected correctly
There is a supressor, usually in the foot control that has burnt out.
Not dangerous, quite a;arming tho'
If you can remove the burnt unit yourself that's fine, but if you are in any doubt, ask a service centre for a quote to remove ot for you, or a qualified friend etc.....it is not essential, just reduces interference on TV and Radio while you sew in the same house.
It is mains power, so don't fool with things you don't understand.
There is no suppressor in the foot control of a 425. Only the control unit, which may need to be replaced. If the machine accelerates to full speed, it may have a problem with the "stop right" board which tells the machine whether to stop with the needle up. You could have several problems, so go see a qualified Husqvarna repairman. You may contact Husqvarna customer service to locate the best one in your area.