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Rewireing a 201 singer

Gina

Rewireing a 201 singer
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:54:34 AM »
Hi guys hope you can help.
I own a singer 201 , it was my mother's she has recently passed so the machine has a lot of sentimental value.
It runs fine but the the casing around the light bulb is shrunk  over time and there is exposed wire.
I need to use the light due to a visual impairment but don't feel safe doing so with exposed wires.
My research has as turned up plenty of online tutorials but I fear I do more damage than good if I tried myself
 I am hoping that might be able to recommend somebody who might be able to service it potentially rewire it ? I'm aware it will probably be more cost effective to buy a new machine but I believe this one has life in it still and it has a lot of sentimental value so I would like to keep it going as long as I can .
I am based in the North West of England
Thanks in advance for any help
Gina
Xx
« Last Edit: June 20, 2020, 10:56:58 AM by Gina »

StitchinTime

Re: Rewireing a 201 singer
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 12:20:20 PM »
Give Bambers in Eccles a ring and see if they can do it. They serviced and repaired an old Bernina that was my Mum’s - it probably cost as much as the machine is worth, but it was worth it to me.
https://www.bambersew.com/

SingingSinger

Re: Rewireing a 201 singer
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 14:47:27 PM »
Strange this should pop up as I've been researching the same thing. The motor and light seem pretty easy to remove and replace according to this video anyway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5H2l6TRnA8

I'd say it is worth repairing if the machine itself is in good order. The 201 is considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of machines. :)

If you use facebook, there is a group called Vintage Singer Sewing Machines UK who may be able to advise you of someone local to you who could help.
Mostly a dressmaker with a few other crafts thrown in. Owner of a Bernina 730 Record & a Singer 201K.

Mr Twingo

Re: Rewireing a 201 singer
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 21:46:19 PM »
Strange this should pop up as I've been researching the same thing. The motor and light seem pretty easy to remove and replace according to this video anyway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5H2l6TRnA8

I was going to recommend the very same video, which I used when researching the best way to replace the motor. Eventually I bought a replacement from a seller on eBay for about £30. It's easy to replace, but do have access to a selection of spanners to loosen / tighten the nut.
Old ways for a new world.

Sewot

Re: Rewireing a 201 singer
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:46:59 »
How  have you got on now?
I can help .
Pete