Question about Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Foot pedal won't stop from automatically running

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 210 Answers

Cathy,
Your foot pedal, it's like 98% of the rest of them, has a small swing arm that moves back and forth across a line of several metal buttons imbedded into a circuit board. Those small buttons have little prongs that fit through the circuit board material and connect to a small river of solder, so to speak, that in turn is connected to coils of wire. There are many of these small rivers of solder side by side and all connect to different wire coils. The wire coils all have different degrees of resistance to push the electricity on it's way to the main wire that will lead it back out to the wall outlet. Each time you push or let up on the pedal, that little swing arm goes back and forth across those buttons until you stop the pedal, and where you stop the pedal determines the speed at which the sewing machine runs. However, as the arm is traveling across the buttons it makes a small spark as it leaves one and approached the next one, EVERY SINGLE TIME IT MOVES from one to another, there's a spark. Sometimes if the electric service to your home is running on the high side of the 110V - 120V levels it can leave a small, minute, little tail from the arm and it's possible that the arm could become sort of welded, for want of a better word, to one or the other of the buttons, which would make the machine continue to run even after you've released the pressure on the pedal.. If it's plastic you could attempt to dislodge the arm by gripping the pedal with your hand and manually lift and depress it several times. If that doesn't jolt things loose and stop the running you need to either take it to a small repair shop or just buy a new one.

Posted on Apr 09, 2015

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is smart pedal foot control for Bernina? I have a Patchwork Edition 140 and needle stop down should be controlled by pedal according to shop. I don't understand.


The foot control you are talking about will activate the needle down function on your machine. You need to press down on your heel on the foot control. This was the precursor to the automatic needle up/down option that is found on newer sewing machines that will automatically stop with the needle in the down position.

Mar 12, 2017 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

The machine runs when it is turned on, no stopping it


if runs without the foot pedal and internal electrical fault in the machine .dont use ..get repaired
hopefully only a faulty foot pedal
replaced or find a used pedal

Apr 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

The foot pedal gets hot after a few minutes


It sounds as though the foot pedal is the problem. Maybe a shorted out wire in the actuator (rheostat). When your foot is off the pedal there should be no power running through it. If it has a short then it "thinks" the pedal is partially depressed to the slow position so runs at that speed. If the pedal can be removed/unplugged from the machine, do this and see if the machine stops running.

Sep 07, 2015 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My sewing machine does not stop from sewing when I get my foot off the pedal


one or more of the electronic components is failing . I would contact customer service for the make and request a new foot pedal

Mar 04, 2015 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Motor runs unaided, have to turn off power to stop it


Is the foot pedal not returning to the off position? Try disconnecting the foot pedal. If the machine stops running, then your problem is in the foot pedal. If it keeps running, then your control board is bad.

Mar 19, 2014 | Husqvarna Rose

1 Answer

Pfaff 1222se runs continuously,like I have the foot pedal down all the way. It won't stop.


sounds like there is a short in the wiring somewhere and the
machine needs to be serviced to find the problem

Dec 23, 2012 | PfaFF Creative 7570

1 Answer

My grandmother recently gave me her industrial singer 49 d200ga machine, and i love it because it works fine. However, when I brought it home, the foot pedal stopped working properly. How can i get it


Is your industrial machine one that has a big motor mounted under the table? If so make sure the power cored is plugged in. Also if your pedal is not installed properly it will sometimes flip forward get bound up and won't allow the proper throw to run the motor. Since the pedal doesn't supply power check the linkage to the motor.

Oct 03, 2012 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My Viking 500 suddenly stopped running. The machine comes on and will sew and then won't start. Stitches are fine. The computer shows something wrong with the foot. The symbol for the buttonho


The foot pedal has nothing to do with this. You machine is telling you that you have the wrong presser foot on the machine for what you are trying to do.


Do you have your manual? Mine tells me what foot goes with which stitch.

Aug 31, 2012 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Foot pedal error


Yep same thing .....the thing is possessed started running by itself when I was at the iron. Dealer said never heard of such a thing and acted like it was me. Also will not stop sewing when take foot off pedal. Dealer charged me $95 to clean machine and said nothing wrong with foot pedal. Ugh. Has anyone replaced foot pedal and found the problem to stop properly?

Mar 15, 2012 | Janome Memorycraft 6500P Computerized...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1125 Answers

Chris Wetmore

Level 2 Expert

185 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76051 Answers

Are you a Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...