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What light bulb do I put in a Montgomery Wards model # J271A sewing machine?

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    R.A. Ellis Jan 02, 2017

    Oh, if a sewing repair shop was not able to locate a bulb, you may be in trouble. You might try another shop, if there is one. Otherwise, I use a lamp that stands off to the side of my machine (a adjustable/bendable light is very convenient). You can find some nice LED lamps at fabric stores, ie JoAnn's, or even some with LEDs that will attach to your machine.

    JMHO, but the new LED lights are so much brighter and do not get as HOT as the old bulbs. I've replaced a lot of my machine bulbs with LEDs to avoid getting burned while sewing.

    Look around for an alternative:



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Is the current bulb still in the machine? If so, remove it and take it to a sewing machine repair shop. Most likely they can provide a replacement.

Even if you do not have the original bulb, you can probably take the machine to a shop and they will be able to help.


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Testimonial: "I took the bulb to a repair shop a few years back and they went out of business and said they could not find the bulb. We no longer have a repair shop in the area so I am trying to find a replacement on my own. I have the original manual and it only tells how to replace the bulb, not the number of the replacement bulb. Thanks Jim"


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