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I have to rewire the plug on a Pfaff Dorina 75 sewwing machine (foot pedal & electrical input. I cannot get it right - anyone can tell me what to connect to which of the three connections in the plug ?

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  • brian_vogel Oct 04, 2010

    Your reply does not help me - I have no color coding on the plug & wires.

    The electrical plug has two wires - blue (N) / brown (L)

    The foot switch has the same - blue (N) / brown (L)



    The three connectors in the plug are all brass, spaced: N, empty, L, L.

  • brian_vogel Oct 04, 2010

    My machine is quite old (1980).

    There is a single connector at the back of the machine that connects the power plug and the foot pedal to the machine, using three pins as listed in my previous reply.

    My problem is to connect the foot pedal correctly so that it controls the current to the motor.

  • brian_vogel Oct 04, 2010

    Two wires from the power lead.
    Two wires from the pedal.
    Total four wires into the three connections on the machine's
    connector

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The colour of the wires differ depending on where you are. If you're in the USA and using 120V system the wiring is
Black (the hot wire) goes to the brass connector, The White goes to the Silver connector and the green goes to the Earth connection.

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  • Joe Bannon Oct 04, 2010

    Ok to wire the mains plug, hold the plug with the long pin at the top. This is the earth pin but as the machine is plastic it is unused. The blue wire is neutral and goes to the N connector at the left hand side. The Brown wire is the Live and goes to the L connector on the right hand side beside the fuse.

    On most machines the foot pedal has a seperate connector which plugs into the machine and not into the mains plug. Again the blue wire goes to the N connector and the Brown goes to the L connector

  • Joe Bannon Oct 04, 2010

    Is the power lead connected to the pedal and what colour wires are coming from the pedal?

  • Joe Bannon Oct 04, 2010

    Ok so you've 3 places to connect the wires 2 that are marked L and one marked N. Put both blue wires into the N and put the 2 brown wires into the 2 L connections. It won't make any difference which one goes in which place because when you press the foot switch what it does is join them together.

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