My three year old was hanging out with me the other day as I was sewing. I had told him he could cut the thread scraps (with scissors I didn't think were very sharp). All of a sudden my machine stopped. I found that the cord to my pedal was snipped. He wasn't hurt--thank goodness! I called the repairman, but he was three days out. No sewing for three days? I decided to fix it. I have seen my hubby do enough electrical work that I figured I could do it too.
Here is a pic after I stripped back the outer cover.
Covered with electrical tape.
I am happy to say that it works good as new. And yes, when I can part with it for a few days I will get it professionally fixed.