Singer 99K Motor needed

Old 08-16-2015, 11:06 AM
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Hello all.....my 99K that I posted the message about is absolutely clean, and all parts are there, and the wiring is intact. I know nothing about electrical issues and must admit that the subject somewhat scares me. My fiancÚ thinks I should simply take it to a sewing machine repair place and have them fix it. I've seen replacement motors on EBAY. What are the chances that I'll get a good one there? Would you take it somewhere to be repaired, or do the replacement arts?

Just make sure you take it to someone who repairs the older machines as a rule. So many places nowadays don't, and they'll try to tell you it's junk or can't be repaired and try to sell you a new plastic fantastic. I agree with Mike, a knowledgeable repair person should be able to spot the problem rather quickly.

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Old 08-16-2015, 04:16 PM
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Around here there are appliance repair shops that may rewire a motor and controller for you. It might be cheaper if you remove the electrical parts yourself and reinstall after they have been refurbished.
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Excellent idea Miriam.

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Old 08-16-2015, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
If any one can help me it will be the people on this board.

I just purchased a Singer 99K that is beautiful. All of the gold trim is intact, everything shines like a dream. Serial number EL591058 (1956). However, it doesn't work. Figure it must be the motor, or the wires are broken somehow in the plug in cord. I only paid $50 for it so can afford to put some money into it. Is there somewhere I can order parts? Motor says "CAT No RF5-8 Simanco USA".
Thanks to all in advance.
Just 2 weeks ago we went to my tech. to pick up a 99K which he had checked over and we bought from him for our oldest daughter. It sews like a dream, and she loves it!
I didn't look up were you are, but if you want to p.m. me I can lead you to a great tech, who we have used for a lot of years for my machine. Mariah
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Does the light come on when you plug it in? Are you getting any juice at all? Does the motor try to move or make any sound? Do the wires look okay visually? (No frayed, cut, or joined areas) When you flex the wires, do you hear any cracking sounds? If you turn the hand wheel, does it move freely or do you really have to crank on it to get things to move?

It could be a lot of things - might be a bad pedal, might be a wiring problem, might be something jammed up in the machine itself... I think it's best if you can diagnose where the problem is before you take it in, particularly if you don't know/trust the repair person yet. But if you're not sure where to even start, a repair person or your nearest sewing machine geek is probably where to go next.

Worst case scenario and your motor is shot - you can buy new replacement motors online or you can try for one on eBay. I actually recently bought a motor & light assembly for a 99K from eBay and it worked great.

I am very fond of 99's - yours sounds lovely!
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I just got a 99k and it is running fine. I've been taking it apart and cleaning and oiling it. I think it might need new wiring on the motor. There is no plug on the motor to plug a cord in. My featherweight has a 3 prong plug that plugs the ac cord into the machine but this one is wired direct into the motor. Can I renew the wiring? It has a 2 prong plug that goes in the wall but I'm kind of scared of it. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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I just got a 99k and it is running fine. I've been taking it apart and cleaning and oiling it. I think it might need new wiring on the motor. There is no plug on the motor to plug a cord in. My featherweight has a 3 prong plug that plugs the ac cord into the machine but this one is wired direct into the motor. Can I renew the wiring? It has a 2 prong plug that goes in the wall but I'm kind of scared of it. Any suggestions? Thank you!
There are some that will rewire, just because of the age. Picture, please. It is quite possible that it uses a motor block. Does it have a light and does it have a regular plug, too?

There are other places, but what I'm thinking is something like https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/fo...g-machine.aspx

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Thank you but I have no idea how to post a pic.

The motor is bolted to the machine but the only electrical connections appear to be connected inside the motor cover. As you are looking at the back of the machine, 2 wires come out of the motor housing on the right, one goes to the wall socket, the other to the light fixture on the machine. On the left side of the motor housing, one wire comes out and has the foot pedal on the end. I have ordered a new belt and it will be here in a few days. The cleaning and oiling has feed up all the moving parts of the machine and it is moving freely with the turning of the hand wheel. However, 😬I'm and oily mess!

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Pics of the motor, the plug and a sketchy repair. I'm not sure I could do it myself. The wire itself is in good condition or broken or anything. I could repair, solder that sketchy repair and put heat shrink tubing on it.
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... There is no plug on the motor to plug a cord in. My featherweight has a 3 prong plug that plugs the ac cord into the machine but this one is wired direct into the motor. ...
The wiring looks like it is still pliable. There were Singer motors like that, which did not have the multi-prong plugs on the side like the featherweight. There is a picture of machine like that (a 99) at https://picclick.com/1950-Singer-99k...400462900.html I don't know how long it will be available as when click on link, it doesn't take you to a listing for that machine.

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