Help the motor is smoking a lot. I just bought this 1937 featherweight. It was on Craigslist so there is no returning it. I paid $60. I've never done anything like this but I would like to fix it myself. Stop laughing. I'm serious. Awhile ago I read this blog on how to rewire a potted motor. It looks difficult. I'm not looking to rewire it. Right now I just want to open the motor to see if gunk and oil are the problem. If so I would like to clean the motor. So is it possible to clean a motor without cutting the wires? Also one of the screw caps to the brushes is broken. The slot for the screwdriver is gone, how do I unscrew it? The big question I have is should I leave this to the professionals? Money is tight. So it will be awhile before I can afford to take it to a sewing machine guy. I'm not sure it is worth spending any money on it. Ugh I wish I had run it long enough to see that it smoked before I bought it. Any help would be great! Thank you!
Here's the link to the blog
PS I don't have a way to post any pictures