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I have a Bernina 930 sewing machine. I bought it new for over $1,000 in the late 80's. The foot pedal broke. I called the local Bernina places around and found it will cost $175 to get a new pedal. Is this worth it? I know I can't sell it without but that is pretty steep for a pedal.

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Have you tryed ebay for a foot pedal

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