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PFaff 4862 just quit - What should I look for?

I was sewing - it just quit. Unplugged and replugged, changed to a different outlet, opened and closed the little door - would not start. Waited a while. Would not start. The light does not come on. It did run for a bit, but quit again. Could there be a broken wire in the foot pedal, that door switch, or the on/off switch? Help!!

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