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I got a 1950 sewing machine set in a table with a knee control for the pedal. The light comes on, but I am not sure how to make the knee pedal work. There is a lever and I have moved it, but nothing happens. What should I do next? Do I need to look at electrical connections? Do I need to move the lever to certain position?

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Have you tried getting a copy of the owners manual? You can usually download one for $10 at or go through Sears. I remember having a machine with a knee control and it seems to me that you only had to pick your stitch length and press the knee control to make it sew. Mine was a straight stitch only Singer. Do some research online with your model number, google it and see what you find. Good luck

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