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    Default Foredom Foot pedal problem

    Hello all, I've had a foredom flex shaft for about 2 years. It's just stopped working.
    I tried the drill plugged straight into the mains and that works fine. So it seems my pedal is broken.
    I've googled spare parts and can't see anything. Does anyone know whether they are worth repairing?
    Can I use a sewing machine pedal instead?
    Many thanks

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    I wouldn’t think so but have no idea. I would phone Foredom, I believe it’s easy to get parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Hello all, I've had a foredom flex shaft for about 2 years. It's just stopped working.
    I tried the drill plugged straight into the mains and that works fine. So it seems my pedal is broken.
    I've googled spare parts and can't see anything. Does anyone know whether they are worth repairing?
    Can I use a sewing machine pedal instead?
    Many thanks
    Hi
    If you bought it from Cooksongold within the last two years, it might be covered by the ‘exclusive 2 years guarantee’ they offer.
    Ian

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    Check Foredom I just replaced the circuit board in mine $48 US

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    Try using a sewing machine foot pedal seems to be the same as the original?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Elect...AAAOSwwFld2Cgc

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    You can buy the switches in them thats possibly whats gone well thats what went in one of mine anyway

    https://www.foredom.net/product-cate...control-parts/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie B View Post
    Try using a sewing machine foot pedal seems to be the same as the original?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Elect...AAAOSwwFld2Cgc
    I wouldn't do that, as it might invalidate the guarantee. Far better to contact Foredom and see what they can suggest. They have always been helpful when I've contacted them.
    Jules

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    Go to Foredom Warranty Repairs and use the chat facility. hopefully they will advise you. Dennis

    https://www.foredom.net/warranty-repairs/

    Alternatively contact Milnes Bros, who are able to repair all manner of flex shafts https://milnesbros.com/ Dennis.

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    Thank you all. I didn't try the sewing machine pedal - I was worried it would make the problem worse - but I had a day off yesterday and I really wanted to use it!! ��
    I am just slightly over two years so I have no warranty. Thanks for all the links, it looks like people change pedals occasionally- I maybe just unlucky that it's so soon . I'm going to contact foredom to see if it is worth repairing before replacing.
    Thanks all for the help.

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