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Loreen
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Date: 3/5/11 6:57 PM

I just had my singer 201 rewired and now I want to put it in the cabinet and feed the wire through the hole in the metal bracket, but I can't figure out which screws to remove to open the foot pedal and remove the wire so I can do this. The repair guy soldered the terminals in the hub on the machine so I can't take those off... Can any vintage gurus help?

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Date: 3/5/11 9:23 PM

On the bottom of the pedal are 4 screws. That's all that's visible. Those separate the pedal in two pieces so you can remove the wires to re-home your pedal.

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Date: 3/5/11 9:56 PM

Quote: Loreen
The repair guy soldered the terminals in the hub on the machine so I can't take those off...

Why in the name of the seven hells did he do that?

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Date: 3/6/11 1:11 AM

Quote: GothDom
[quote] The repair guy soldered the terminals in the hub on the machine so I can't take those off...

Why in the name of the seven hells did he do that?

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Date: 3/6/11 2:41 AM

Seriously, I always remove the foot pedal connectors from that socket entirely and rewire them into a single unit with the power cord.
In case of the unforeseen, it can save additional damage to the machine...
Singer didn't solder the contacts together for a reason.

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Date: 3/6/11 3:17 PM

Quote: Loreen
The repair guy soldered the terminals in the hub on the machine so I can't take those off... Can any vintage gurus help?

I hope you didn't pay for that. I'd be screaming up one side and down the other at this one. Sorry, no real help here.

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Date: 3/6/11 8:06 PM

The more I think about this, the more annoying it gets.
Why would he solder the wires to the terminals?
It makes repairing the machine even MORE difficult!

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