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I have a Singer Merritt 1862 machine and it has slowed right down when I try to sew. Even with the foot pedal to the floor it won't speed up. I took out the thread and re-threaded it just in case that was the problem. I also checked the cord on the foot pedal to make sure it was plugged in at both ends. I have had this machine for 30 years and for the 2nd time in it's life, I had it cleaned and oiled about 2 yrs ago. Do you think it is worth getting fixed or does this sound like a major problem?

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I had the same problem, same model. Some thing was stuck inside the pedal not allowing the springs to function. I picked it up and shook it. Now it works great. Hope yours was a easy fix like mine.

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Here is a website for Sewing Manuals, hope it helps.

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