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My Riccar 888 sewing machine runs by itself after I've lifted my foot from the pedal. Could the problem be with the pedal or is it something else. What do you recommend?

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SOURCE: foot pedal dead, machine keeps sewing!

There is no suppressor in the foot control of a 425. Only the control unit, which may need to be replaced. If the machine accelerates to full speed, it may have a problem with the "stop right" board which tells the machine whether to stop with the needle up.
You could have several problems, so go see a qualified Husqvarna repairman. You may contact Husqvarna customer service to locate the best one in your area.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: beeps several times and stops sewing.

I had the same problem. Through trial and error, I found the problem was with the thread tension. Usually the thread became wrapped around the spool holder as it was coming off the spool. As you continue to press the pedal, tension is created. When you release the pedal, some slack develops in the threading process and you are able to sew a few more stitches before the beeping starts again. If the thread is caught on the spool holder, simple re-thread the machine.That generally works for me. Also you can try to push to spool holder in as close as possible to the spool pin to alleviate any gaps. If the beeping continues to happen, place you thread in a cup behind the machine and thread as usual. You can also purchase an inexpensive thread holder. I made one out of a wood block and other odds and ends found around the house. Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: White Sewing Machine 979

I'm sorry I don't know this model, but will try to help you.

Are the buttons still functioning - or is one deffinately seeming broken?

Try selecting other functions and see if there is any life at all.

If there is no life in it whatever, remove the fuse (test it) and replace.

If still nothing, There is an electrical fault either in the foot pedal, or motor.

These can be tested with a meter to determine the fault.
Repair of the motor or footpedal (dependent on tests) may be required - usually the motor.

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Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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SOURCE: foot pedal assembly for White sewing machine

You only need to replace the cord if it has been damaged. It will cost less if you just take the machine , cord and control to a local technician and have him just replace the foot control. Let him test it first. A generic foot control should cost less than $30.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: machine keeps sewing after foot pedal is off

there is something stuck in the pedal causing the electric circuit to connect, perhaps some thread or a pin.
unplug it from the machine and see if you can unloose it from under the panel.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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