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LongAndWinding

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active Nov 2020

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    I missed that, but B did ask if they said the ‘s’ word...

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    That was shocking. Car split in two with Grosjean going with the front half through the split in the barriers. Amazing to see him hop back over the barriers, sincerely hope he’s ok.

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    Blimey! Eventful!!

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    This would be great, last weeks race was so dull. Much more spiced up this week.

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    Wow! That's darned cool!

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    @grams and @allshookup - Thank you!! will drop Tim a line! The machine doesn't work without the capacitor, but I have read that the 707 one doesn't have a capacitor in the pedal like other models and so it does need a capacitor. I have the same problem with my newer Bernina, capacitor has gone and I have a replacement on the way - but that one does work without the capacitor.

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    Managed to rescue my Mum's Bernina 707 sewing machine that was about to go to the dump.

    The capacitor has failed (otherwise it is in great condition). Having looked into it, it appears that replacements are obsolete. however I've found a few references to recreating the same capacitance using new ones from Maplin, etc. People have mentioned just wiring a couple of 0.1 µf in series (400 or 500v?), and connecting to the three non-earth wires. (apparently the motor is double insulated so you don't actually need to connect the earth wire).

    Usefully, the capacitor has a wiring diagram on it. I have the soldering iron & kit to do the repair, but if someone could help me identify exactly which capacitors to get (from RS?), and how to connect them, that would be awesome!!

    Photos here, including the wiring diagram. Any pointers much appreciated!!

    Edit: If I don't need the earth wire, then that takes two of the capacitors out of the equation (see diagram in the link above), so would this then work with a 0.06µF and 0.02µF connected across the white, black and grey wires? What voltage / which components should I get from the myriad on RS?

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    I don’t expect it to last forever, and pine* is what I have - I picked up a car full of random stuff from Whittens before it closed, so it’s what I have. First project and if it lasts this year I’ll be happy!! Would I be better painting it? Open to ideas!!

    *how do you work out what wood is? I’m guessing it is pine!!

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