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Thread: Tutorial showing how to work on a Singer motor?

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    Question Tutorial showing how to work on a Singer motor?

    Is there a tutorial or video showing how to work on a Singer motor? I'm replacing the wiring and while I'm in there I'd like to clean out the old grease in my 201, 15-91 and 66-15. I've searched a few places but not having any luck. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    I'm mechanically inclined... I replaced the gaskets on the valve covers on my John Deere a couple months ago. Can do minor repairs on a car engine (replace brakes, alternator, starter, fuel injectors, plugs, that sort of thing) so I'm sure I can handle a sewing machine motor. I'd rather not go into the motor blindly that's all.
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    This is the one I followed to rewire my 15-91. Should work for the others as well.


    Hah! I bet the link would help.

    http://vssmb.blogspot.ca/2012/01/com...ted-motor.html

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    In case anybody is interested, Glenn is coming to my shop next weekend and we are going to mess with wiring problems. I have a hundred or so machines in dire need. You wouldn't even have to bring your own machine... PM if interested.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Thank you! That's the tutorial I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    In case anybody is interested, Glenn is coming to my shop next weekend and we are going to mess with wiring problems. I have a hundred or so machines in dire need. You wouldn't even have to bring your own machine... PM if interested.
    I'll hop on the transporter pad with my Singer 306W and I'll come for the wiring tutorial.
    Sharon W.

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    I wish we could get Muv to show up with her video and sweet explanations... I'm going to try to get as many pics as I remember to do. Some times I get so absorbed I forget. Pat and Glenn are coming Saturday!!! I'm so excited. We are going to show them some of the local spots - well, hit up all the junk stores and mess around in the shop. I need to spend a week in there cleaning... I can't lift anything - I hurt my shoulder... Probably stay up all night talking like we did at Glenn's house. Anyway, Skip has been holding out on us. Pat says his job in the military was to rebuild/repair small machinery. She says he is very good at showing how it is done and she says he LOVES an audience. HHHMMMMM. Pat knows him better than we do.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    One more question... the motor on my 201 doesn't have the typical motor brush caps. The machine was made in Canada, but someone put a 110 volt motor on it, made in New Jersey. I'm hesitant to take the motor apart until I can see photos or a video of what it looks like inside. The grease cups tell me where the brushes are located but I need to take the motor apart in order to reach them. Any suggestions?

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    Christine,

    That motor is made out of Bakelite. If you twist it, drop it, hit it, or otherwise abuse it you will have a broken mess.
    All of the wiring comes out the bottom of the motor into the little box formed by the motor mount where the two screws hold it together. The wiring is held together by those twist nuts. Very cramped, but if you follow the pattern from the old wiring you can rewire it.

    If that motor is running I see no reason to take it apart. I rewire them from the bottom out if needed, but if they are running I lube them with Singer Motor Lube and leave them alone.

    Here is what those motors look like inside.


    Yours is held together with two screws from the pulley end I think, this one was held together with a snap ring on each end. But inside I think they are similar.

    Joe

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    Thanks Joe! I haven't plugged this machine in yet, the wiring is in really bad shape. I don't know if the motor runs or not, but am assuming it's a good motor.
    I was planning on replacing all the wiring on this machine EXEPT for the 2 wires coming out of the motor. They are the only wires in good shape. Bare copper is showing on all the other wiring.

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    Christine,

    Then you're good to go. You've probably got smaller fingers than I do so you'll not have as much trouble as I did.
    I also have some wiring diagrams for that motor if you need them.

    Oh, if that machine hasn't been run in a long time the motor will smoke and stink the first time you use it. Just ignore it and keep going. Mater of fact I've had more than one person tell me to take the belt off and run the motor at full speed until it cleans itself out. Done that a couple times with good results.

    Joe

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