Mechanics and my Millie…

When I was in high school I seriously thought about taking auto mechanics in the vocational school.  However, although I have done many things that females often weren’t encouraged to do in those days, in this case I was rather afraid of the guys because I knew few of them, so I didn’t.  So today I ventured into mechanics for the first time, had fun and was successful.  The power to my Millie was lagging this winter, so APQS told me I needed a Crydom Relay (Crouzet Relay), a filter, and a ground while I was at it.  I took many pictures incase I couldn’t remember how to put it all back together!  The operation began here:

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Tools and parts lined up ready for the surgeon, me.

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First, one must sedate the patient.  I removed the electonics.

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The skin was pealed back…the covers were removed to reveal the relay in question, which is the first box next to the motor on the left.

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Here’s an overhead view and then this side view.  I removed and replaced this relay, and added a filter (which didn’t really come with directions).  I closed her up and then added the ground.  I then played with her a bit.  She sounded strong and she purred like a kitten.  Her stitches were still lovely.  I will admit, B. hung around in case I needed calming.  There were times a third hand was helpful, but I remained calm at all times!

Tomorrow, I will be longarming all day long!  Happy quilting!

 

 

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