Re: Brother Select o Matic Questions and a Hello
- The belt and winder tire will be generic, contact Cindy Peters
And you will get a good belt vs the "O" ring type most of us believe to be hard on the motor.
And you can ask her about the plug. That may be the correct one for the light in the machine, but you'll need another for the motor/foot pedal. "Most" of these machines had two plugs, one for the light and one for the motor. They use a special recptical where one is "hot" all the time for the light, and it's labeled "L" or "Light", and the other is through the foot pedal to vary the power going to the motor. Unfortuntally from your pictures I can't see the motor wiring for more detail.
--- In email@example.com, "VintageChick" <ladynikon@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am new to the group so hello :)
> I have a couple of questions about a brother select o matic I was
> I don't know how to sew and thought this machine would be worth fixing
> up and learning. It seems to be in great shape and the motor works
> I need to get a cord for it and I think a motor belt and bobbin winder
> friction ring. I was curious if the cord for the cabinet is universal? I
> can't find a brother one. I did find
> lug-/270991839177#ht_1319wt_989 will that fit.
> Can anyone please recommend somewhere to get a cord and the other parts?
> Does it honestly look like its worth trying to get parts for, or should
> I get a new one? I do really want to fix this one. Is there a work
> around for the cord? I can't figure how to plug it in where the motor
> doesn't run constantly and I can use the knee lever.
> I have the manual for it, it just doesn't list part numbers or anything.
> Thanks for your help :)
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- Hi Christina,
Is that plug in you showed a picture of on the back of the cabinet? If so, you can bypass that easily with a standard cord block shown here-
Others have told you about Cindy Peters, you can most likely get one of these from her too. One wire coming off the block will go to your knee controller(which is probably a foot controller screwed to the inside of the cabinet- I love mine) and the other wire coming off the block will go to the wall plug in.
It should be a great machine once you get it going.