Has anyone out there ever had to replace the foot pedal from the motor? The wires in the pedal got brittle & just feel apart. I contacted Peter Smith from Canada, he sent me one but it did not work & had to send it back. (a little pricey) both ways. I went to a sewing machine shop & he put a heavy duty sew. mach. pedal on to the cord, but I have to watch how many strands of yarn & the pattern I use. If anyone else had this problem, what did you do???? Thank You in advance! PS. All the KM shops here are out of business.
If you still have the original pedal couldn't an electrician rewire it? My eldest son is an electrical engineer so I would be running down to him. He is sick of me turning up with knitting/sewing machines saying "I've got a problem" but he always seems to put things right.
Have you contacted Pat Groves about your foot pedal?
In case this is new info for you - she is the guru of Passap machines and repairs-
Pat Groves [firstname.lastname@example.org]
she can also be found on the passap yahoogroup- actually I think she's the moderator of that and some more passap groups.
hope this helps-dano
contact the Knit knack shop in Indiana. Not far away for shipping. THey fix machines and I am sure pedals. Harold is away till the 20th but the shop is opened.
Newtons is another place you can contact.
Thank you to all that responded. Iwoody said that I should contact the knit & sew shop in PA. They said they have a foot pedal in stock & I will order it. My SIL has electrical experience but he would have to be experienced as to what kind of wire he would have to use to rewire the ceramic sq. in the pedal. Actually I think I would have to go to a company that makes these kinds of products & I don't know of any around here.
I bought my Passap from the Knit ans Sew in Pa. and Tammy, the owner is a doll.
Thanks euvid, I never dealt with that shop but now I feel better knowing someone else has. There are not too many shops in business any more. Heres hoping that the new pedal will work.
WHen I bought my machine from her I had no idea what I was doing. I called her in panic putting it together and she called me back numerous times while on vacation making sure I did everything right. SHe even called me at 11P.M. when I didn't know where a piece went, to make sure I put it together right and that I shouldn't worry over night.
WHen I say she is a doll, I mean it.
That should be an easy fix for an Electrician.
The Canada Guy is terrible expensive.
They have to have the right wiring. I just gave my grandkids some collectible SInger 22k sewing machines that I bought on eBay from Australia. The wiring was different. I changed some (A few years back,) and wnet to a SInger store to have them replace the wiring on ones I couldn't do. They did not have the right wiring and did a poor job but I was stuck with it as it at least worked. Somethings are best bought new (or used good condition).
Ot from someone who knows what they are doing. Since the passap was made in Europe they might have made things a little different. I just wish that they stayed in business.