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The light does not turn on when I put the switch on the machine.So the machine wont does not work when I press the pedal.

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Hello to fello seamstress; from repair tech. I've done this to mine. it takes a bit of time -- no big deal.

You are not getting elec TO the unit.

A cheap - safe way to check it is to go to the AUTO repair store and ask for a Cheap continuity tester -- sounds fancy; less than ten bucks, generally. IF you want to go a little fancier, go to Radio Shack and ask for one. Prob under 20. Again; they will tell you how to use it.

I bet You have a wire that has bent/wiggled/worn-against something and is NOT sending elec to the full circuit.

Ask store for directions on HOW to use unit...then, use it to ck line , (when mach is unplugged) little by little follow wire from plug where you put into wall receptacle. I would trace down to foot peddle first as that is my first bet.

(Also p/u a roll of elect tape if you don't have any at home)

Little by little, go around the mach ckg the wire. When you find the broken-rubbed area, cut away worn junk and wrap wire with the elec tape. You almost can't put too much on -- you can put on too little and SHORT out the machine.

Another hint, while you're working on the foot peddle, clean the elec contacts of the foot peddle when you have it apart. Older ones can take fine sand paper, newer ones might need spray elec cleaner from Radio shack (handy on printer, too!)-- or rubbing alcohol on q-tip...just a little.. Be sure it dries well before you do next step of anything.


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