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Singer sewing 411g

I have a Singer 411g which has served me very well for over 45 years. I recently let someone else use it and it promptly developed a problem. I was not there so don't know what, if anything, she did wrong but it started to "run away with itself", operating at high speed of its own accord without any contact with the foot pedal. Switching off at the socket was the only way to stop it. I have since tentatively tried to use it; it works fine for a couple of minutes or so before starting the same problem and need to switch off at socket. Any ideas? Is it a short or something in the foot pedal and what can I do?

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It is most likely the foot pedal has failed. The pedal motor circuit is very simple and it is not possible for any other component to cause the machine to go into a race condition other than a defective pedal.

Check the spring return of the pedal. If it is not operating freely it might be repairable. If it is not the spring then the pedal is not likely repairable..

Parts are still available.
Hope this helps?


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