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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Re: Today the machine started sewing by itself! My
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 etc.....it 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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There is a mal-function in either the sewing machine or the foot control, or the junction. It would be good to find out which one is faulty. If the power and foot control leads are joined, there is no easy way to distinguish the location of the problem.
If your foot control and power leads are separate, disconnect the foot control and check if machine continues to sew by itself. If yes, the problem is with the machine. If no, the foot control is either stuck or malfunctioning. In either case it is best to take it to your local qualified technician.
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?
I bought a style elements mini sewing machine for my 9 year old granddaughter so she could learn how to sew. The sewing machine has gone crazy! When you turn the machine on, the needle starts going up and down pretty fast by itself as if it were sewing. There is no way you can even put material down to sew as the needle is moving up and down. We checked the foot pedal to make sure it wasn't stuck and the machine still goes by its self. Needless to say my granddaughter was very upset because she wants to learn to sew. What could possibly be causing the machine to do this?
It sounds like the food pedal is sticking. I have had this happen only to find that the pedal had drifted under my mobile thread drawer and was unable to lift up when I took my foot off it - yikes - looked like a ghost was operating my machine! However, it you are sure the foot pedal is not stuck under a piece of furniture, perhaps the spring inside is not decompressing completely. It needs to be checked. I am not that familiar with the Emerlad models - do they have a Stop/Start button on the machine itself? If yes, perhaps this button is stuck in a little? Check that also.
I am pretty sure it is the foot pedal. It will need to be repaired. You might want to blow air inside to get rid of dust. The bottom usually slides to the rear. You can blow out all of the parts. You may want to slightly tap your foot pedal on the floor. Remove the thread first though. You may find that it will stop when you do this. Anyway, repair or replace.
What model is your machine? If it is a computerized model with a Start/Stop button, I would check to be sure that button is not permanently depressed. The next thing I would do is check the food pedal - it may be stuck in a position that makes it run straight away when the power is turned on (maybe a small bit of "stuff" is stuck down the side between the pedal
and the part that sits on the floor???).
I think also that some of the upper end machines might have settings for disabled persons and maybe yours has this facility turned on?