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I bought fab u- motion attachment for designer series sewing machine. I need a cord that replaces the foot petal. My foot petal has a two prong male pulg that goes into the machine and the fab-u-motion requires a different plug.

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Have you talked to the folk from whom you bought the "Fab" device ?
They are the most likely to be able to advise...perhaps take all lthe bits in to them to look at, they may have adapters or other solutions.

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