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I just purchased a Brother Galaxie 131 for $15! It's in great shape, mint almost but doesn't want to run. Im very handy and know that the problem is in the cord or light/motor block. I don't really want to break the board backing on the block to open it up. Does anyone know a way inside with minimal damage? I can see that the wire's insulation is cut on both sides of it so I hope when I open it up I can see any other issues. I could also use a manual if anyone knows where to find one.

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    Jessika Dearing Oct 05, 2021

    I fought with those boogers for ever but finally got them out. The do kinda screw in but its also like a rivet so it was weird. Whe i got the box open the wire was cut from ... i guess the sharp edges of it. I guess I'm not really sure how but both wires were cut where the enter the box and the switch had barely cut into the wire. So i got all that fixed up but the rivets were trashed and the Access panel now had to much clearance so doing my normal thing I panicked!! Lol, no I just got a paint stirring stick and cut it to size and vaw-la! A great machine for $15!!!

    thanks for the help!! I wasn't sure where to start.

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Suggest using a drill bit approximately 1/2 the diameter of the fastener head and drill out the head. Take care to start near the center of the head.

You might try a pair of vicegrips to get a hold of the head and gently twist counter clockwise to see if they might screw out, but likely they are a simple barb and will twist but not unscrew.

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