When the sewing machine pedal isn’t working

The sewing machine pedal isn’t working – What to do

I once had a sewing machine that was used a lot. It was a beautiful machine. But the sewing machine pedal wasn’t working as it should. I should have seen trouble coming, but as it was, I pushed to finish my sewing projects. I was sewing breastfeeding pillows for a mother and baby clinic.

What I should have realized is that the sewing machine pedal was about to stop working all together. I was sewing away, suddenly there was a flash and the sewing machine pedal blew up!

So when your sewing machine pedal isn’t working as it should, there could be several reasons for this. The sewing machine pedal could be about to complete the end of it’s life span. In other words, it may blow up or it may stop working. A condenser inside the pedal could be blown. There are lots of things that can go wrong. But what do you do when the sewing machine pedal isn’t working anymore?

Several things can be done. The first is to trouble shoot the sewing machine pedal not working. Check if it’s plugged into the wall. Check if it’s thoroughly plugged into the sewing machine. It may be that it just needs a bit of a wiggle for it to make a connection. If this is the case, the plug point probably needs a little bit of cleaning.

If none of those things work and the sewing machine pedal has in fact stopped working and isn’t going to be working again, you can cut the cable off of the pedal. Take the pedal and cable to a sewing machine shop where they sell pedals. The shop owner will match the plug with another pedal and can connect the wires so that you will have a working pedal again.

If they can’t find a replacement pedal, you can always buy a brand new one. But ideally, when your sewing machine pedal isn’t working anymore, the first thing to do is to see if you can’t fix the problem yourself.

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