Singer Featherweight

I’m Diving Into the Motor

Hi Everyone!DSCF8234

My hands are covered in black soot, grease and who knows what.  I spent a few hours last night taking off the motor and opening it up.  Unfortunately my hands were too gross to hold the camera and get some pictures  of the inside of this motor.

It took a little muscle to open this up, it was really black in there too.  After a modest clean up I re-wired it back onto the machine and gave it go.  The motor runs but I can tell it is far from being perfect.

I’m going to keep working on it.  Not sure if a solution exists but I’m still plugging away!

~Happy Sewing!



4 thoughts on “I’m Diving Into the Motor”

  1. I just came across your blog while considering whether I have the guts to try overhauling a featherweight in much worse condition than yours. You’re giving me some confidence to maybe give it a try. Thanks!


    1. What do you have to lose? I say go for it!!! Most all of the parts can be found, even a new motor so try not to worry. You’ll learn a lot and it will be a great experience! ~Cathy


Comments are closed.