The metal prong/contact/terminal thing is missing on one side. This is the part that touches the bottom of the lightbulb – and depresses (spring loaded) when the light bulb is put in.
Here’s a picture showing how the terminal thing is soldered to the wire.
The plastic socket is also broken. Someone must have been yanking on the lightbulb to get it out or something!
So my questions is.. where on earth can I find a replacement metal prong/terminal to solder onto the wire?? What is it called?? And the plastic socket? I’m hoping to just get these 2 pieces as I don’t want to buy an old wire from another machine that I have to re-thread through this machine.
I was able to find a light cord/socket replacement.
This picture shows the light cord off an old machine.
Here you can see I used my soldering iron to take off one of the terminals which I used to solder onto the broken one on my machine. You can see in the background the light works now! Couldn’t be more pleased!