Can a board be bypassed? Answered
My sewing machine (a Pfaff 1171) dies after about 10 minutes. When I push on the peddle again, there is nothing... no hum - absolutely nothing. The light stays on. Wait fifteen minutes or so, and it runs just fine...only to repeat the cycle. Turning the wheel doesn't change the electrical situation. It's almost as though a fuse is blowing and then resetting itself.
I took it into the shop, and the verdict is that it's either the peddle (unlikely) or the board inside. The board is no longer made. If I turn the wheel, everything works... forwards, backwards, stitches and all that. It's a great machine mechanically, and I hate to lose it because of some glitch on a board. Is there any way that a board could be bypassed? I can survive without a bobbin sensor and being able to set whether the machine stops with the needle up or down.