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No matter how hard I press down on the foot pedal my needle speed is super slow. The needle position indicator sometimes shows up when the needle is down and the needle continues it slow speed even when my foot isn't on the pedal.

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Is the machine easy to turn by handwheel? if not it may be seizing and needs servicing.

if the machine is free to turn by hand it sounds like your foot control is in need of repair or replacement - see a tech.

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Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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