Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Willcox and Gibbs Foot Pedal

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    528

    Question Willcox and Gibbs Foot Pedal

    I am just about done restoring my Willcox and Gibbs, and now am up to rewiring the foot pedal. The question I have is whether the foot pedal does variable speed or is ultimately an on/off switch for the motor. My initial testing is that it's simply on/off. Am I correct or is it variable speed.

    Thanks for the help

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern CA near Sacramento
    Posts
    1,105
    Dan,
    It is a variable speed controller.
    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    I am just about done restoring my Willcox and Gibbs, and now am up to rewiring the foot pedal. The question I have is whether the foot pedal does variable speed or is ultimately an on/off switch for the motor. My initial testing is that it's simply on/off. Am I correct or is it variable speed.

    Thanks for the help
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

  3. #3
    Senior Member Mom3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    suburb of Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    649
    Dan,

    I've got to rewire my W&G footpedal also. Can you take photos of your process?

  4. #4
    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA
    Posts
    3,739
    Yep, the one for my FR that is shaped like a foot, is a rheostat as well. (Variable)

  5. #5
    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tidewater, VA
    Posts
    248
    mine also- but I have had it rewired with a regular foot pedal. Mine just felt too fragile.
    Cil




    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    528
    OK, it is variable. My internal works are ceramic, and I had to grid it down to re-solder a wire to it (it was sheered off), got it working but not sure if it is up to variable stitching. Set up a light bulb to test but so far can only get on/off. Will continue to persevere...thanks.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    528
    I think the problem is, after trouble shooting, that who ever tried to rewire the foot pedal installed the rheostats backwards...just my luck, I'll try reversing them. FYI

  8. #8
    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA
    Posts
    3,739
    Dan, I would love to see a couple of pictures. Perhaps we can compare how it is wired compared to mine.

    Also did you clean the contacts and the underside of the arm that contact them? (Eraser works well)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.