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Replacing the foot pedal

Ordered the new part and am not able to take off the old one to replace.  The original foot pedal piece is broken and no longer snaps and hold the upright in place.  I have not been able to take out the pin that holds the broken piece in place.

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    Curt Whitney Apr 19, 2009

    I am working on this too. Prying/pushing... Guess the spring is holding on tightly.



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There is two C clips on the pin that must be removed first. then the pin will come out. if you need a picture of this or have any other trouble feel free to let me know. I also stock those foot pedals if you need one.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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  • Chris Wood
    Chris Wood Oct 15, 2011

    If you wouldn't mind emailing me pictures of how to remove & install one of these, I'd appreciate it. Also, I'd like to know how much one of the foot pedals you have would cost. You can email me at Thanks.

  • caren walsh
    caren walsh Jan 14, 2014

    where are the 2 clips? only found one:

  • mpn68261 Oct 04, 2014

    There was only one c-clip on my model. I just removed it by pulling it out with needle nose pliers. Then, I just wiggled the pin and it began sliding out. THANKS SO MUCH! Until I saw your post about the c-clip, I was about to give up. BTW, if someone needs a foot pedal, I ordered mine from Their price, including s/h was less than $20. They also shipped quickly. Again, thanks for telling me about the c-clip!


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Never mind, I get it apart & made a piece myself that works great.

Posted on Oct 15, 2011

  • Chris Wood
    Chris Wood Oct 15, 2011

    oops should have been "I got it apart"



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