My Sewing life: Inside the machine


I have been sewing for thirty years now, so for most a lifetime.  When I was younger all of my machines were used.  Professional service was a luxury, so I would take the machine apart and do my best.  And it worked.


A few years back my Husqvarna Emerald Sewing machine blew a fuse, it wasn’t under warranty, so to replace the 3$ fuse cost me $89& taxes. Not cheap.  So, when the fuse went a few months later I took the machine apart, replaced the fuses and repositioned the wires to make then next fuse replacement a snap.  The whole machine had to come apart to get access.  Well, in doing so, I flipped some wires in replacing the fuses.  The consequence was that they light on the machine would only work when the pedal was in use.  A nuisance but not broken.

So, I recently listed the machine on crags list and the one offer was incredibly low.  So, last night I took it apart to fix the issue.

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Now if I had looked at the bottom once the plate was off I should have notice that the fuses were yellow wire to white wire, but I didn’t.  I was thinking that I had put the wrong wires to the machines computer board.  So, I unscrewed all kinds of screw, coaxed the plastic bits apart and swapped the wires.   Then I put it back enough to test, and the machine said no, they were fine the way they were before.  I then went looking to see what was amiss and that was the moment that I realized I didn’t need to pull it all apart.

The picture below shows the correct fuse wiring.  While I was in the machine, I cleaned and lubricated all the gears and moving parts.  Now it should sell for closer to the asking price.


I just want to emphasize that this was only done on machines that were beyond the manufactures warranty.  Never touch a machine under warranty – it will void it.