Singer 201-2 Question

Old 03-21-2017, 05:09 AM
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Question Singer 201-2 Question

Is it possible to convert a Singer 201-2 with the single lead cord and separate foot control cord to a double lead cord configuration?
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:46 PM
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I've read this several times and still don't get it. It has the plug that goes to the machine. From that plug, you have a wire that goes to the wall and one that goes to the foot or knee controller (2 wires off that plug). Do you want 2 wall cords?

I just don't get the question. (Not that I can give you an answer either way, but I'd like to understand the question.)

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No. A double lead cord is a cord that plugs into the wall, and the other end has the foot controller attached. A Singer 221 has that kind of cord, as do some 15-91's and 201-2's.

I have a Singer 201-2 that has the SINGLE lead cord configuration. The foot controller cord is a separate cord that is wired into the machine. I am wondering whether or not I can remove that attached foot controller cord completely, and use the double lead cord configuration.
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If the three pin socket-plug parts allows for it, yes you can rewire the whole thing after your own choice, but follow the schematics tentatively. This socket-plug part can be found if you need a particular type. It's usually models with knee lever speed control that has the single lead cord. I obviously haven't seen all variants on this. I think it's only the potted motored machines that has the fancier socket-plug with power switch.

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I converted my 15-91 that has the three pin socket from the single lead configuration and a cord to the foot controller to a double lead cord. Mine is in a cabinet so I have to watch not to pinch the foot controller cord whenever I move the machine up or down.
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Yes, it's very simple, all you have to do is open up the three pin terminal to remove the controller wires. They should, if everything is wired correctly, be connected to pins #1 and #2. Close up the terminal and plug the new cord to the machine. That's it.

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Originally Posted by Mickey2
I think it's only the potted motored machines that has the fancier socket-plug with power switch.
Mickey it's not a power switch it's the light switch on a 201-2.

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Unfortunately, I don't have any notes. But ---- We got a machine that the wire for foot control was wired direct to motor. We tried a "normal" double lead cord and it worked. John thinks it was the 319. I was thinking that the 301 has two separate plugs for and I think again I tried the double with it and it worked, too. In essence either controller would work. John remembers us "dueling controllers."

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All I can add - my DH has done this to several Singers, both external motor and potted motor styles. He's even taken some that both the cord and pedal are hardwired, and converted it to the 3 pin plug and the double lead plug.

Somewhere online he found the wiring diagram, but I don't recall where.
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Originally Posted by Macybaby
Somewhere online he found the wiring diagram, but I don't recall where.
In case anyone needs it, the wiring order is this for a three pin set up -
light - pins 1 and 3
controller - pins 1 and 2
motor - pins 2 and 3
and if you're hard wiring it -
wall plug - pins 1 and 3

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