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After a long period of no usage, i turned to foot pedal spped to faster pace & began sewing faster. After a few minutes the sewing machine took on a life of its own & wouldn't stop stitching - even when i lifted my foot off the pedal - so i i had to unplug th machi.e to get it to stops! It is an Elna machine. I unscrewed the pedal box to try & unstick the pedal but that hasn't fixed the problem. Any idea what could be causing this?

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When you unstuck the pedal, did you also go inside to unstick the contacts (switch). This happens sometimes for lack of use. You may need to replace the contact, but you will see when you get in there. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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SOURCE: beeps several times and stops sewing.

I had the same problem. Through trial and error, I found the problem was with the thread tension. Usually the thread became wrapped around the spool holder as it was coming off the spool. As you continue to press the pedal, tension is created. When you release the pedal, some slack develops in the threading process and you are able to sew a few more stitches before the beeping starts again. If the thread is caught on the spool holder, simple re-thread the machine.That generally works for me. Also you can try to push to spool holder in as close as possible to the spool pin to alleviate any gaps. If the beeping continues to happen, place you thread in a cup behind the machine and thread as usual. You can also purchase an inexpensive thread holder. I made one out of a wood block and other odds and ends found around the house. Good Luck!

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Buy a new foot pedal for it, probably one of the electrical components inside the foot has failed.

There are Kenmore footcontrols for sale on www.sewingpartsonline.com. You could email them to check its right for your model if it isn't listed.

Obviously I'm assuming that you are in USA with 110 Voltage and that is what your machine is. If not and your country is 220V, you would need to source it from a reseller in your own country or another with the same voltage.

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SOURCE: foot pedal not working

yes, it is possible that the foot pedal can go out,, it would be a good
idea to have the foot pedal checked at a repair shop to see for
sure

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