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    Rewiring a 15

    Is it easy to replace wires on a Singer 15 easy? The $15 one is calling my name, but if I remember correctly, the cords seemed old. Can I replace them myself? I couldn't on my Universal.

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    irishrose,

    Is it a 15-91 with the potted motor? Or is it a 15-90 with the external hang on motor?

    If it's a potted motor they can be rewired but it's more complicated and I've not done one yet. There is a web site that gives excellent info on how to wire them. I believe it was done by a forum named Rain (?) but I don't have his forum name or the link to the info.

    If it's a the external motor they are easier. But you still have to have some mechanical and electrical skills. I've done a couple Singer motors and they still work so it can't be that hard. :lol:
    The thing about Singer wiring is they use either an external plug in connector block that mounts on the motor bracket, or all the wires are connected in a little enclosed area on the bottom of the motor. The connector blocks are a bit easier.

    Did I help any, or am I too sleepy to have made any sence? I just got up a few minutes ago.

    Joe

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    Here's the blogspot that J Miller was referring to - it's a great place to poke around, Lots of information.
    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/rewiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whigrose View Post
    Here's the blogspot that J Miller was referring to - it's a great place to poke around, Lots of information.
    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/rewiring

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    Thanks for the link. This looks fantastic! I've been too intimidated before, since I'm not mechanically inclined.

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    I'm thinking it's an external motor because nothing looked unusual to me. I will call my friend tonight to see if it sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    irishrose,

    Is it a 15-91 with the potted motor? Or is it a 15-90 with the external hang on motor?

    If it's a potted motor they can be rewired but it's more complicated and I've not done one yet. There is a web site that gives excellent info on how to wire them. I believe it was done by a forum named Rain (?) but I don't have his forum name or the link to the info.

    If it's a the external motor they are easier. But you still have to have some mechanical and electrical skills. I've done a couple Singer motors and they still work so it can't be that hard. :lol:
    The thing about Singer wiring is they use either an external plug in connector block that mounts on the motor bracket, or all the wires are connected in a little enclosed area on the bottom of the motor. The connector blocks are a bit easier.

    Did I help any, or am I too sleepy to have made any sence? I just got up a few minutes ago.

    Joe
    Having taken Ray White's classes, I have rewired both. Rain's website has detailed info on how-to. I'd check that out before taking anything apart. Just my 2 cents.
    Stephanie in Mena

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