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How to repair a sewing machine cord.


In the early days of the sewing machine, the power to drive the mechanisms came from either hand or foot. 

The treadle sewing machine has been manufactured for over 150 years.   Janome International continues to produce treadle sewing machines for third work settings lacking electricity.  There are groups of people who still use treadle sewing machines.   Pennsylvania’s  Amish prefer not to use electric powered sewing machines.  The continue to seek treadle sewing machines.   Many hundreds of sewing machine models were also manufactured using hand crank mechanisms.  One advantages of the hand and foot powered sewing machine, what they had no power cord to go bad.

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How do you repair a sewing machine cord?

Today electric power has largely replaced the treadle and hand crank sewing machines.    Electrical power is distributed through standard household electrical outlet to the sewing machine power cord.  In the United States, this electric power comes in 120 AC. In Europe it comes in 240 AC.   The electrical system within the sewing machine must be designed to accommodate the appropriate power system.  The sewing machine power cord must also fit the right system.  It is dangerous to use a machine designed for use in the United States in Europe (or the reverse).  It will result in a messed up sewing machine.  This is a major sewing machine repair.

How do you repair a sewing machine cord?

To accommodate the other power system is fairly simple.  You may purchase a power transformer.  Alter the power system to match the power required for your sewing machine.  Plug the transformer into the power outlet.  Connect it to the sewing machine.   You are ready to sew.  Some models require conversion that constitute a basic sewing machine repair.

Over time the sewing machine power cord may become worn.  The insulation may crack or even brake away from the wire.  The two wires may become exposed to each other.  This creates a dangerous electrical problem.  How do you repair a sewing machine cord?  Not only can shorts or opens cause your sewing machine to fail and cease operating.   Shock and electrical discharges can cause fires.  They can ruin motors.  They can destroy circuit boards. They can generally mess everything up.  This can be an expensive sewing machine repair.

How do you repair a sewing machine cord?

Therefore, it is important to periodically inspect your sewing machine power cord.   Look for prongs that are bent out of shape.  Look for cracks.  Look for cuts. Look for worn spots.  Look for wear on the outlet plug. Look for wear on the power cord.  Look for wear on the sewing machine socket. 

 

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How do you repair a sewing machine cord?

Do you see ware that does not threaten the integrity of the sewing machine power cord? You may use standard electrical tape to cover the flaw.  Insure the continued reliability of the sewing machine cord. 

Do you see cracks or an obvious break in the power cord?  This requires sewing machine repair immediately.  Repair the cord by cutting the bad spot out of the power cord.   Join only good ends by separating the two wires on each section.  Make sure the insulation is in good condition.  Attach the appropriate ends together.   Remember you are working with AC voltage so as long as the wire is continuous after joining, they will work.    You may solder the ends or use wire nuts to join the wire.   Once the wires are joined, cover the joint with electrician’s tape thoroughly to prevent further wear. 

How do you repair a sewing machine cord?

If the cord is badly worn, replace it.   Do not continue using faulty sewing machine power cords.   In most cases, you can install a new power cord without replacing the foot control.  Yes, many cords do attach to the foot control, but the foot control may be disassembled and the ends of the new cord installed.  This is a basic sewing machine repair.

How do you repair a sewing machine cord?

If the foot control also requires replacement, you may research aftermarket sources for the part.   You sewing machine may be a very popular model or fairly new. You may find an original product to be available.   Otherwise, an aftermarket product may be available.    Often older machine foot controls may be replaced with generic foot controls.   

The key is: do not use faulty sewing machine cords or foot controls.


How to repair a sewing machine cord.