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Today the machine started sewing by itself! My

Today the machine started sewing by itself! My foot was not on the pedal, nor was the pedal stuck. It would stop when I stopped, and then a few seconds later, I would hear a click, and the needle would go down and back up again with the feed dogs moving, just like if I had pushed the pedal. Is this a short in the circuitry? Help!

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There is a supressor, usually in the foot control that has burnt out. Not dangerous, quite a;arming tho' If you can remove the burnt unit yourself that's fine, but if you are in any doubt, ask a service centre for a quote to remove ot for you, or a qualified friend is not essential, just reduces interference on TV and Radio while you sew in the same house.
It is mains power, so don't fool with things you don't understand.

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