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I have a Pfaff 2140 sewing machine and when I depressed the foot control it did not sew, the lights work on the machine and I can manually sew a few stitches by turning the wheel. Is it a foot problem

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Sounds like a foot control problem to me if the needle can still move up and down. Is it firmly pushed into the plug or is there something stuck under it? Give it a good clean and try pushing it down with your hand to see that it goes all the way. If it does and still does not activate the machine, it may need replacing

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