A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Why party hats?  Today, we officially welcome our newest Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss to the team!  If you see them on the boards, congratulate them!
Total Members: 305,634
Currently Running With Scissors:
476 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Vintage Singer won't turn on anymore!  (Read 2787 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014 12:58:14 AM »

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I fixed it!

I spent some MORE time googling and read that the wiring inside the foot petal can get undone over time, and that it's an easy fix - so I tried that - I opened it up but it looked fine, so I crossed that off my list.

Next I read about how if you buy a vintage machine that has electrical tape around the wires, that obviously tells you the previous owner had re-wired it and that it's safe to assume their handy work will not last forever so you should just replace the wiring right off the bat.

Mine did have electrical tape where it was connected to the power source.

I was afraid of unscrewing anything (novice, remember?) but I grew some balls and unscrewed the motor and the plate covering the power source and went ahead and carefully unpeeled the electrical tape.....

....and bam! The wire was totally disconnected under there!
I had my bf help me by soldering it back together and it WORKS NOW!

 I found it hard to believe considering it had just been sitting in a box in storage, but take if from me, the wiring can totally come undone at unexpected times.

Sooo, if any future Craftster has a vintage machine that all of a sudden stops working, check the wiring! Smiley Thanks for your help gals!!!

~ Winter Lights Clothing ~
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3033
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014 01:40:04 AM »

I'm glad you had a happy ending or beginning!?! I was also wondering what could be the problem. Happy sewing and thanks for letting us know. (even though I was clueless on this one.)
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How to Draw the Graffiti Letter E
How to Draw the Graffiti Letter A
What Is Graffiti Blockbuster Style
How to Draw the Graffiti Letter G
How to Draw the Graffiti Letter H
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.