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Bernina Activa 130/131

My dog chewed thru the cord on my foot control. I attempted to repair which worked for a while, but now when I plug it into the sewing machine, the machine races full speed and I'm not able to control it with the foot control. On-line searches show a replacement (part #LV-1) is $130. Does anybody know of a site where I can purchase a new foot control at a more reasonable price?

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  • littlegem Feb 18, 2008

    Same problem except it's an Elna Super, no dog, new electronic foot pedal and won't turn off even with the one off switch. Unplugging is the only way to stop it???

  • gmickleyrn May 12, 2008

    I've simply lost my power cord in moving, where can I get a new one???

  • toscabelle Mar 09, 2009

    My dog did not chew thru mine, my father got the cord caught in the roller on a desk chair and went Rambo on it. The wire pulled completely out of the jack. Can this be fixed with out replacing the whole thing?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    i think i need a new foot control. It is just dead at first i could pick it up in my hand and it would work but not when I put it on the floor. It does not work at all.

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Because you say all was working for a while before this latest event, it will be the supressor that has failed, they are generally in the foot control (some machines have them in the main body near the power inlet) and it needs to be removed, it only stops interference to Radio & TV and is not necessary for correct function...............your nose will tell you if it is in foot pedal or inside the machine..

Unplug from mains, undo cover/s and find the electronic looking item which is cracked, burnt & probably oozing brown goo and smelling like burned plastic only worse.... Simply remove this from the circuit, clean the region with some denatured spirit, methanol or similar, wait until completely dry and re-assemble....this should fix the problem of the machine "running on" by itself....as to whether you have done a good job of the initial electrical repair, only you will know that.

By the way, how's the dog ? Guess the machine was not plugged in at the time !!

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