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Old 11-26-2010, 09:03 AM
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I have a featherweight , haven't used it for a while , was going to teach my GS how to sew this weekend. But it looks like there was a kink in the cord to the foot pedal and must have a bent wire; so won't keep a connection. I looked in Billy's site to find help , but can't find teh right stuff, Can someone point me in the right direction? Please, Elaine.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:05 AM
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If you have a broken wire in your cord, I would not keep trying to use the machine. I think you could short out the motor.

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I have a featherweight , haven't used it for a while , was going to teach my GS how to sew this weekend. But it looks like there was a kink in the cord to the foot pedal and must have a bent wire; so won't keep a connection. I looked in Billy's site to find help , but can't find teh right stuff, Can someone point me in the right direction? Please, Elaine.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:08 AM
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I just did a quick Google search for Featherweight cord replacement. Here is one for sale, but verify with seller that it is the correct one for your machine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_304652

Found another site selling Featherweight parts. This one has the cord for $8.95

http://www.221parts.com/electric.htm
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:13 AM
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I am looking for instructions to rewire the foot pedal. Thank you
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:16 AM
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It sounds to me that the old wire inside the 'kink' is probably just brittle and has broken. Temporarily, you might try just getting the wire into a position where it works and then "splinting" it in that position with a little piece of wood and some tape--may or not work. You reallly just need a new cord. Or, someone with a little electrical knowhow could cut out the kink part and splice the two wires inside together. Good luck.
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Sounds like the cord needs to be replaced. My hubby does this routinely with vinatage machines. Have fun teaching your grandson. What a wonderful thing you are passing on.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:36 PM
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Hi Purplepassion, I just had the same problem on my 1947 Featherweight. Bought a new footpedal for about $15.00 and it came in a few days. After 60 years service I figured it was a job well done and retired the old one. I also purchased all of the attachments that I didn't have.

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