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Singer 7462 sewing machine

So, I pulled out my sewing machine to sew some stuff together, and the foot pedal doesn't work. I haven't used it in probably a couple of months, and every time I have used it, I have had no problems. Well this time the plug end of the foot pedal easily slides into the machine, and doesn't really stay in all that well. Regardless, it doesn't work at all, as if the plug isn't going in correctly. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I am about 90% sure it does not have anything to do with the actual foot pedal.

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  • ragdoll5 Dec 08, 2007

    Thank you for responding.

    I put the power cord in, plugged it in, and then put the foot pedal cord in, and out and in again (several times) and there was no beeping.

    The foot pedal cord is the kind with the metal prong at the end similar to the headphone prong. Generally when you plug those into something, it is snug, but my foot pedal one does not click when it goes in, and just about falls right out. I don't know if this happened before when it did work, though.

  • ragdoll5 Jan 12, 2008

    Actually, my step dad and I took apart the machine to look at the connection to see if it was loose, and it was. He bent it some which fixed it, but it is clearly only a temporary fix. Anyone can take apart their machine and do this if you have some small flathead screw drivers and a lot of patience. I will probably bring it back home and ask him if we can open it again and perchance replace that part, or come up with a more permanent solution. Thanks for y'alls input!

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There is two seperate cords on this machine. A power cord and a pedal cord. If you put the power cord in and switch the machine on, and then remove the pedal cord it should give you a beeping sound, which shows you the connection does work.

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I have just discovered the exact same problem with my 7462. At first I thought that I had pulled the shaft of the foot pedal outlet still attached to the plug and lost it on the floor somewhere. However, I just spoke with a parts supplier who suggested that the plug no longer fit into the outlet snugly because the shaft liner had broken off and fallen down inside the machine. He instructed me to be sure to UNPLUG the machine so I would not electrocute myself. I then was able to use a flashlight and metal probe to find some loose parts just inside the opening for the foot pedal plug. Unfortunately, this will mean a trip to the sewing machine repair shop, but at least I can stop looking (in the vacuum cleaner bag, under every table...) for a loose part.

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  • najma Dec 23, 2012

    this is exactly what happened to mine....how much will it cost to fix?

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