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When I plug in my foot controller, the light comes on , but it will not engage...what is the problem?

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  • Shirley Neibarger Nov 07, 2014

    Hi Elaine Portwood, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? It depends on the make and model. If it is a computerized machine, it could be a bad board. If it is not a computerized machine,sometimes the foot pedal itself goes bad and you will need to purchase a new combination cord and foot pedal. I would take it to a sewing machine mechanic and have them test it first to make sure that is the problem. When you buy a new cord and foot pedal, they are usually a no return item, since they are electric. They also have about 50 configurations of plug ends. Save yourself the heartache and have a mechanic look at it. (The other possibility is that the motor is burned out or one of the plug ends is loose).

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Sounds like either the motor is dead or the foot control needs to be replaced. If your machine is newer, it could also be an electronic board. You should take your machine to a dealer for an estimate.

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