First I took off the bottom by unscrewing the thumb nut
This revealed the bottom and the wires. Whoa this bottom is wet. Guess I had better clean it up some. Clearly I used too much oil. Good thing I am doing this.....I have circled the motor wires clamp. I loosened this.
I then freed up Mr Three Pin Terminal
And released the motor wires from it. The nuts on the back of Mr. TPT did not release all that easily by hand. I gently loosened them with a pair of small pliers wrapped in leather. The motor is connected to terminals 2 and 3. The red lead goes to #3. You can almost see the red thread in the cloth cover of the motor lead here. Almost. And oh my, I guess that is glue holding Mr. TPT together, now isn't it? Oh the things you learn about the machine. I wonder how that broke?
Then I gently maneuvered the leads through the hole in the base of the machine. I pulled one through at a time. Since #2 is slightly shorter, this worked out ok. I was VERY gentle. I did not want to hurt these 60 year old wires.
I guess I can service it on Wednesday. The #2 motor lead has some exposed wire on its end. I think that is ok since it doesn't touch anything else on Mr TPT. When I put the thing back together I will double check.
This whole operation took me less than 30 minutes. I am not an expert. This is simply how I got the motor off of this machine. I realize, as well, that this post is very similar to a previous post. But I wanted to go through this process, step by step for Betty, in Maine. She is up there trying to figure these machines out solo. I, at least, have Betsy and had the chance to take the Ray White class. So any help I can offer, I am glad to.