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My Bernina "Record" of 1972 suddenly stitches away without foot pedal command, infact same with pedal unplugged Only way to stop is cut AC power

Something with in your machine seems to be shorting out. Since it is many years old I suspect you have wires that the insuation is rotten and making a short. I have seen this before. Should get it repaired if it's worth it. You could be shocked or hurt.

Oct 21, 2016 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Hi, my lovely Singer 328K has suddenly and unexpectedly stuck on.

suggest you take it to a repair shop your foot control may need replaced

May 21, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I dont know about the Singer, but I frequently get this on older Bernina models. The foot controller has a suppressor capacitor across the regulator and, on the Berninas, these capacitors fail with age, mainly because they were not specified with a high enough operating voltage for UK markets. Depending upon model, this component might be separately wired directly across the switch contacts or might be on a small circuit board. It is usually rated at 250V - I now routinely replace these with modern parts rated at 1000V and never have returns.

Jul 01, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Crown point

Do not know if this will help, but see about a new foot control. I am having issuses, and that was also suggested to me. NOW, gotta tell my repairman to check it for me. Good luck!

Mar 04, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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When I plug my machine in, it starts sewing very rapidly. I inherited it and am unfamilar with it.

The capacitor in the foot control has blown, undo the foot control and take out the little silver square thing and throw it away, you don't need it

Aug 05, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I have a 40 year old Brother machine. It now runs

Yes, it is the capacitor, or the condenser as you call it has comletely short-circuited electrically bypassing the rheostat, which causes the motor to run at full speed. The cure is simple...cut it out of the circuit. On Singer machines the culprit is usually located inside the foot pedal box...probably on your Brother machine also. They were meant to supress noise from entering into your power line, which causes interference when listening to AM broadcasts, which everyone at the time did. The capacitors themselves will either be in one or two round cans or square flat cans. Simply snip the wires to the capacitor(s) inside the foot controller box and your machine will once again work like normal!

Jul 14, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Runs full speed without pushing the pedal!!!

  1. it sounds like the filter capacitor has failed. the capacitor is usually located inside the foot control but may be inside the machine itself.
try taking the foot control apart (dis-connect from power first). you should see a component rectangular in shape connected to the wires in the foot control. dis-connect this component (it will not adversely affect the running of your machine) and then re-assemble the foot control and test. if this did not fix the problem see a tech.


Apr 12, 2009 | Singer 2732 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The foot control is not working

well particular on electrical problem foot control is a switch of motor that deliver speed varies on how you press the foot pedal it consist of circular thick plate carbon the old model and the new one electronically control of power ic,It depend on how this pedal was contro.Anyway besure the power is off or unplug the machine; this control was been connected in series connection to the motor which you can test if your foot pedal control is defective. Disconnect the line wire holding foot pedal from the terminal inside motor assembly.If your not qualified electrician don.t do this.Connect the two terminal wire that inside the machine where the motor mounted.This connection is supplying your motor in full speed,Declucth your machine from the handwheel so that the motor run only.Plug the machine and switcn but you must jug only if the motor run in couple second of course without the foot control this was disconnected already.So your foot control is defective vice versa if motor does not run without foot control motor is busted.
how to fix if foot contol is defective, in carbon type you must replcace the circular thick carbon.On Electronic control check the IC if this open or some capacitor and resistor are open,Replaced any pars that had been short circuited.If the motor is defective replaced the carbon brush mounted at two side of motor case,There is an opening port.The carbon brush has spring holding push this carbon brush to the brush armature of rotor.

Mar 06, 2009 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Foot control has no power

I've just fixed this problem by replacingthe main capacitor in the foot pedal. I have a Bernina 830. I needed a soldering iron, and I had to buy the right capacitor, but it fixed this exact problem. Btw, a few months ago this problem initially appeared (on my machine) as an issue where the speed was either zero, or full speed). After a white it wouldn't work at all.

Aug 31, 2008 | Kenmore Drop-In Bobbin 16231 Mechanical...

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Power won't stop - Husqvarna/Viking 3600

your foot controller is damaged and should be replaced.

Jun 02, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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