Sorry that happened to you! If it were me, I would try to wrap it in electrical tape and keep going. Not sure that is a wise choice, though. I would also like to know what type of vacuum you have - it appears to have exceptional sucking power! :-)
Ouch, what a bummer! I hope you can get it taken care of quick!
I did that with my hair dryer once and the electrician just rewired it - not too spendy. good luck!ps. lovin your wagon wheel quilt, so cute. what a lucky babe you have.
That is so frustrating. I hope it ends up being a quick and easy fix.
Oh that is not fun! I'm pretty sure that it can be replaced without buying a new one.
*hee* Having no proper sense (as my grandfather used to say), I'd do the same thing as Suzanne - tape it up and keep on trucking!However, I'm sure yours is the far wiser course. :) On that note, I'm pretty sure you can easily have foot pedal re-wired (we have people who do that sort of thing here), and likely at not too great a cost!
Definitely take it to an electrician (I usually use the Mom 'n Pop place here in town). I did the same thing about 6 years ago and Viking wanted over $100 to replace the pedal; the electrician put a new cord on for about $15.00. Good luck!
don't you hate that? maybe, it's a sign that you shouldn't be vacuuming? lol, : } pokey
uh, oh. I'm with larry7pokey...maybe you shouldn't have been vacuuming. :)
Seriously, what WERE you doing with the vacuum?? Making the rest of us look bad?? I've learned to live amongst the scraps and the threads. And I like it that way! HAHA!! Hope it's fixed soon!! Resist the urge to clean!
ohhhh! that is terrible!! i hope you're able to fix it soon, and for a reasonable price.
Oh so sorry!! What a shame...
Ouch! You need a robot vacuum, they are as good as our upright but don't hurt the cords. TTFN ~ Marydon
I think I just found another excuse for not vacuuming. After all, my husband has lots of electronics with lots of cords running around the furniture. I wouldn't want to damage any of it, would I? No, that's far to much responsibility; he'll just have to do the vacuuming from now on.
That's too sad :(
oh, ouch. My kitty cat has been chewing mine, and seriously, if she doesn't knock it off before that foot pedal ceases working she is going to be one sorry cat.
I feel your pain and i'm sorry! but your Wagon Wheels is beautiful!
PS ... maybe i should try that to get out of working on this quilt that is driving me nuts!
OH NO!!! Maybe it is a good thing that I have to use the hose and attachment in my sewing room. Hubby hates how the threads get all tangled on the bruses and belt. Blessing in disguise I guess.
There you go! You'll think twice before vacuuming again!
Is that a Pfaff foot pedal? I have an extra if it is! I went away for the summer and ordered a second foot pedal when I realized I left mine at home. I'm in the process of selling my machine, but if you'd just like the foot pedal I'll gladly send it your way :)
- I hope the cord is quick, easy (and cheap!) to replace!I'm still drooling over your American Jane rail fence...so dreamy!
Good Luck, I am so sorry but maybe this will give you some time to do something that you have been missing.
You vacuumed over the wire. Thank you for sharing - I usually do it too but now will put it up away from the vacuum.
oh no! I am soooo sorry! I hope it ends up being an easy fix!
S do you suggest i must avoid vacuuming at all costs then?
I would try to wrap it in electrical tape and keep going. Not sure that it is a wise choice.RITA PITCash Online Get Easy cash at your door step
How did you manage to get that done with the vacuum cleaner? Poor you, I hope it will be mend soon!
Always said vacuuming was too dangerous an activity for a woman to undertake.
That's exactly why I think NO ONE SHOULD CLEAN HOUSE! Terrible things can happen
I knew it all along! Do not vacuum, it just isn't safe! I hope you are back in action again real soon. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Thanks!
How horrible; hope you get your replacement soon!
That'll teach you! :)Hope Amanda Elizabeth has your replacement in waiting... otherwise, I'd wrap the wires separately in electrical tape and then together to seal it, see if that works.
OMG! I would have been devistated, you seem to have taken it well. I love the wagon whell quilt btw, fantastic.take care,Lisa
oh no! i think that's worse than what i did today. i hope the cord can be replaced!
I'm so sorry about the mishap:(I hope you get the replacement for the wire easily.
Looks like my puppy visited your house. That is what she did to my pedal cord...cost me $110 to replace it!! Sure hope yours is more reasonable!Take care!Paulette
one of the great things about my machine is it also has a stop start button on the 'head' so you don't have to rely on that foot pedal -- which I rarely use because I have nerve damage in my feets and cannot tell how much pressure (speed) that I put on that pedal...Hope you get your machine fixed up soon - or you could do it yourself, use those electrial connectors after you cut and clean up the wires -- it will be slightly shorter, but should work.this is my first time visiting your blog and I totally enjoy it -- found it throught Indie House...
I will for sure come back to visit your blog :)Congrats, I love the new layout, the use of tags is great . NICE!--VenusWireless Home Alarm Security Systems
Sorry I laughed, that is exactly the sort of thing I would do. Like so many of your commenters said, that proofs it - no good can come from doing the housework - I'll be showing it to Hubby tonight. Seriously though, hope you've managed to sort it out (cheaply).
:(I had a similar incident and used some electrical tape only problem is it doesn't retract into the pedal anymore.
I love your quilts, thanks for sharing.Sorry about the pedal, just take the waiting time it will take to get fixed as thinking time for new proyects. Bad thigs happen for a good reason.
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