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Topic: Overlocker foot pedal overheating  (Read 1162 times)
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« on: November 19, 2011 01:44:05 PM »

I have been using the small pencil edging/rolled hem stitch on my overlocker to finish the edges of some veils. I noticed after I had edged the first two that the foot control was hot and was producing a nasty burning smell. I wondered if it was finishing the edges of the veils that was causing the problem as I have never had any problems with the machine before.

I took the foot control to a repair shop and they werent able to do anything with it so replaced it with a new one.

However when I tried edging a veil with this new foot I noticed the same thing starting to happen so stopped before it got too hot.
Does anyone know what might be causing this? Are domestic overlockers not made to sew for beyond a certain length of time? Is it something to do with the rolled hem stitch (I havent used this stich before having only just discovered it)?
They arent massively long or full veils and I have tried varying the speed as I sew around and stopping for a minute occasionally.

The overlocker is a Toyota SL3335.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011 07:24:20 AM by zenzizenzizenzic » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011 11:33:44 AM »

it is a tiny component either a resistor or a diode... it is faulty and burning out. It should be under warranty and take it back. It is possible the entire batch was bad.

has nothing to do with you, your sewing, the machine itself.. it is the foot! and not your foot <wink>
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011 07:24:38 AM »

Thank you.
It has also always had a problem with flickering on and off when the part of the power lead plugged into the machine moves. I think I will either take the whole machine in or just replace it.
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