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Power won't stop - Husqvarna/Viking 3600

I have a 30-year old Husqvarna 3600 / Viking 3600 sewing machine that is used infrequently. It was last used about a year or more ago.

When I plug it into the power outlet, the sewing machine starts to sew – without any pressure on the foot control.

I have:
- disconnected / reconnected the power from the sewing machine and also from the wall outlet.
- checked to see if the foot control was in a “stuck” position
- I dusted the contact points that I could see,
but I still have the same results - when I plug the power into the outlet, the machine takes off, sewing at very high speed and I can only stop it by disconnecting the power cord.

Any thoughts on actions I can try to resolve this?

Thank you

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Your foot controller is damaged and should be replaced.

Posted on Feb 07, 2013

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Many older sewing machine (and some newer ones too) have radio-interference-suppression capacitors fitted in the foot controls to eliminate motor noise being radiated back down the mains power line. Many of these, especially the ones fitted across the rheostat (speed controller) in the foot pedal go partially or fully short-circuited, this meaning the machine starts sewing when the foot controller is plugged in. The solution is simple: get a qualified serviceman to take the capacitor out of circuit to see if that fixes the problem. If it does, then a replacement suppression capacitor of a suitable high voltage, at least 1,000V working, should be sourced and fitted. Just removing the faulty cap is not recommended and there is likely to be radio interfence spread all around the neighbourhood if you run the machine without the suppressor. The Radio Inspectors will not be amused. Good Luck.

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This happened w/ my 3600 many years ago. I took it into the repair shop and was told the foot control was 'bad'. THey replaced it w/ a foot controller off of another machine (not same color or size) but machine has worked for the last 20+ yrs.

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Suggest trying this - turn machine on with foot control unplugged. Does the machine perform in same manner? If it does not, then plug in the foot control (with power still on). What happens? If the foot control is triggering it, it could be a faulty foot control. If it does not, it could be either a bad transformer or motor. Suggest contact local authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. You can find the closest dealer at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us

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