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I have a singer 514. I recently got a new foot pedal. When I press the pedal The machine motor runs hard, but nothing happens without moving hand crank -- and it will stop "whenever"

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    annosborn Dec 20, 2012

    will someone PLEASE HELP me thread this singer stylist 514... I havent sewed in a very long time..annosborn@live.com or fb in johnson city,ny

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Sounds like you need to open the foot control and adjust the carbon bar, you will soon see it, just undo the screw and move it away from the contact or adjust the screw in the end.

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