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Thread: Advice on rewiring a Singer 206k

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    Advice on rewiring a Singer 206k

    Hello, everyone. I'm new to this forum but excited to have discovered it. Some years ago I developed a passion for sewing machines. I'd let it get the best of me if I had the space, but fortunately don't.
    My daughter, who doesn't sew but might start, recently bought a Singer 206k from a thrift store because she loved how it looks and just wanted to own it. Of course it has problems which I, of course, want to fix. They are electrical. The machine seems to be in fairly good mechanical shape.
    Do any of you have advice on replacing all of the wiring, and probably the light whose base is cracked? Am I safe just going to a website that sells vintage machine parts and ordering whatever fits a 206k, or is this more complicated than that? The machine has a foot control (with a big capacitor inside) whose condition I don't know yet. Wiring insulation on almost all wiring is cracked and missing. I don't know where to start. Thank you for any advice.

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    YOu might find this of interest.. not for wiring, but descriptions... it's old but may be hlepful
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...t-t227662.html
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    Does yours have this connection for a power supply? https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...922-590012.jpg if so you are in luck for part of the challenge. Controllers and wires can be found easily. However, as you know, the wiring from the block to the motor or light will need to be checked. Lamps can be replaced, but not always easy to find. Welcome aboard and wait for other opinions.
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    Sew-classic.com is a good source for new parts. I think the wiring is just standard 2 wire, either 16 or 18 gauge, which you can get at the hardware store. You can find vintage parts on ebay.com.

    bkay

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    Thanks, LeonF. There's a wealth of info here. I appreciate it.

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    Yes. Mine's black, but the same 3-point configuration. I'll have to replace all of the wiring, including to the motor. It's all showing bare conductors. Thanks. I appreciate it.
    Last edited by Pogo_P; 04-23-2019 at 06:04 PM.

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    Thanks. I'll check them out. Hadn't heard of sew-classic.com before...

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