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« on: May 01, 2011 12:28:22 PM »

I have a Singer 237 with a new motor, and recently serviced. The problem is that the foot controller has two speeds...SEWWWWWW!!!!! and off. There is no middle ground, and certainly no slow speed. I've tried driving barefoot for more control, but all I got was a cold foot. This machine is new to me (a thrift store find! I <3 my local SA!) so I don't know if this is the way this machine is supposed to run or not. I've already checked out the foot pedal and it's clean, so it's not a wad of thread or something causing the problem.

Is there a way I can slow it down?

(It's probably not helping that I'm doubly frustrated from trying to figure out a poorly-written pdf pattern. Gah!)
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011 08:13:23 AM »

It sounds like you might need to take it sewing machine shop and have them look at it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011 10:29:21 PM »

I did a basic search on non working variable speed sewing and found this site talking about an old machine.  It may sorta answer your question. I think you may need to get a new foot pedal.   http://www.diybanter.com/electronics-repair/276506-old-singer-sewing-machine-no-variable-speed.html
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011 03:43:16 AM »

Interesting-thanks for posting the link! In the end, I called my osmg, and he said said basically what that article said-that I had a variable speed control that wasn't variable anymore. Fortunately, I could swap it out with one of my other controllers for the short term, and he found me a Singer to replace it with in the long run.

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011 04:39:57 PM »

Cool!!
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