Well, the pedal is hot, and not in a good way. Here you can see me stopped, suddenly and without warning, mid-project. While taking stock of the situation I touched the pedal and it was hot hot hot. Overheated? Possibly. I calmly but efficiently embarked upon a rash of phone calls, soul searching, number crunching and sewing machine review reading.
Hours later, with the pedal cool again, the machine ran again just fine. But for how long? This Bernina 830 threw an equally annoying fit two years ago. I am considering my options. The little one is going to be accompanying me to lots of sewing machine shops, that's all I know for sure. It will all work out.