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Thread: Featherweight Foot Petal Wire Repair

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    Senior Member tellabella's Avatar
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    One of my foot petal has wiring that has frayed at the 3 prong plug part..it is the old type of wire...I can even see some silver wiring at the very end...I guess I shouldn't be using it like this???

    Is this a hard thing for me to try to replace by myself...and/or does anyone know of a tute that I can check out as to how to change the wire..I would like to try to do it myself, if possible...with hubby's help???
    Any advice would be appreciatied...

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    I'd check with Billy [here on the QB] or see if a local store sells FW parts and get a new plug.

    Better be safe than sorry.

    ali

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    check out sewclassic.com She has directions for replacing parts and parts available.

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    thanks for the information for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    check out sewclassic.com She has directions for replacing parts and parts available.

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    I see that you are in the Toronto area so someone must repair machines there. I had my Janome lady (Pat's Sewing Centre) in Alliston Ontario rewire mine with a new cord set. She did a clean, service and re-wire for $70 and did it in less than a week. Don't ever try to use vintage machines with broken, frayed, cracked or rubbery wires as they can give you an awful shock.

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    Thanks for the info..I won't be using the foot petal since I noticed the exposed wire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    I'd check with Billy [here on the QB] or see if a local store sells FW parts and get a new plug.

    Better be safe than sorry.

    ali
    How do I find Billy?

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    Can someone tell me how I get in tough with Billy...someone mentioned he deals with featherweights and repairs...

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