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    Found Treasure

    I have been looking for an older machine for our church sewing circle. While cleaning out a c loset in the church sewing area we discovered an old sewing case. Upon opening it we discovered this Japanese clone of the 15-90 Singer model. As you can see the wiring is in bad shape. When I plugged it in it ran full tilt. I am guessing the foot pedal was jammed or it was rewired weird. In a previous post I saw the Cord set Block can be ordered...just what I need. I was wondering if I can hook up a Singer Touch and Sew foot pedal with this machine? It has an Imperial 1 amp motor. It also came with a manual.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Neat find! Hope you get the wiring fixed ok~
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    You made a good find there. Oil the machine up and it will purr for you.

    As for the electrical. Everything you have there can be rewired. If you just wire the cord block exactly like it was from the wall socket end, then again from the foot controller end it will work fine.
    More than likely the foot controller is OK, it the old cord that's shorted out. If that's the case it can be rewired too.

    If you don't want to do that, you can purchase a new cord block set and a new foot controller from Sew-Classic and put that in. That's actually the easy way to do it.

    Your two wire foot controller is electronic and with those you need to make sure it's rated for for the size of motor you're using. If it is you can use it on the clone by cutting and splicing the wire near the controller. I don't know how you'd make the connections on the circuit board and rig up a stress relief for the cord if you completely rewired it.
    You could cut it's wires at the plug end and solder them into the cord block. That's an easy way to do it.

    I put some pics and instructions on rewiring a foot controller in this thread:
    Sewing machine case repair

    I think it's in the third post on the first page.

    Joe

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    You've got a foot control right there that as Joe said, can be rewired. I'd do that before trying to adapt a modern foot control and risk doing something to the motor.

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    Lucky you!!! I am hoping to come across a vintage machine when I least expect it...hope I have cash on hand when I see it tho!!
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    Thanks everyone for your input.

    Joe, you have done "wonders" with the old case in tatters. The orginal foot controller 'ceramic' plate is cracked. Where do you find the rating for the motor in connection with the foot control? On the recycled controller it has 120V with a dot beside it. It also has 220/240V without a dot.

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    Your racing motor could have been a result of reversing the plugs on the foot pedal cord and the motor cord when you plug them into the block. Guess how I know? And I know I'm not the only one who's had that happen. Personally, I wouldn't have plugged in frayed wires, but then I'm afraid of electricity. You might want to PM Mizkaki about the ceramic foot pedal. I remember she said something about then and mine has overheated badly on my Admiral. It is being replaced.

    I'm jealous. I want a straight stitch machine at church so I don't have to tote on every month. You'll love your clone when you get her up and running.

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    The amperage of the motor is more critical for electronic foot controllers than it is for the standard ones. If your old one is toast, it's easy to wire in a new one. Two screws holds the wires in.

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    What amperage of motor is required for a electronic foot control? This contol came from a 'plastic' Singer.

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    I just looked at the amps of the Touch and Sew Singer and they are 0.7 amps. Will a motor with 1 amp mess things up? Thanks for your help.

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