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    Old 10-23-2017, 05:04 PM
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    I'm hoping someone will know the answer. I just purchased a 99 crinkle finish dated 1941. I've been enjoying this little machine...although it needs some tension adjustments. I pulled the plug out of the outlet, and one of the prongs was left behind in the outlet. I would like to replace just the plug, if possible. I stopped at Home Depot on my way home today and saw there were 2 different types of 2-prong plugs. One is a 10A 125V plug, the other is a 15A 125V plug. Can I use one of these plugs, or do I need something else specifically for a sewing machine? The motor is hard to read, but says 100-110volts, .6 amp. Thank you for the help!
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    Old 10-24-2017, 05:57 AM
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    Either should work. However, most plugs readily available are polarized. If you plug it into a wall you will be ok with one. If you are plugging it into the light/motor junction box, you will find one blade won't go in. What I do with that may make an electrician cringe so proceed at your own risk. I just grind down the blade of the new prong to the right shape before I even connect it to the wires. My theory is that these guys were made before polarized plugs and probably don't need them. I would love to hear someone more knowledgeable than me give you an answer.
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    Old 10-24-2017, 06:47 AM
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    Okay, thank you. Believe it or not, both of those voltages were for plugs that were NOT polarized. I was surprised to find them, and they were actually called "Lamp" plugs....so maybe lamp plugs aren't polarized...
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    Leon most Singers don't use the light/motor cord block, it's mostly Japanese machines that use it.

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    Doh!! I knew that.
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    I figured you did. I'm old enough to have those moments too, more often than I care to admit.

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