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Kenmore 385.1168280 won't sew in reverse any more. Can I repair myself?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Reverse on my kenmore sewing machine doesn't work.

You need a shop adjustment, try not to take the machine into large stores because they immediately put a massive fixed charge on before any work is done on the machine, find a local dealer if possible they will sort it out for probably a fraction of the price

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: will not sew in reverse

Will not or will?

Computerized machines need to be repaired by a repair person who is certified to work on the brand in question.

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

SOURCE: My new home sewing machine( model MX3123) won't go

sound like it needs to be serviced

Posted on Aug 03, 2011

SOURCE: kenmore 385 was sewing then motor shut down no power, wheel turns fine just machine won't come on

it's very possible that the motor went out & would have to be replaced

Posted on Apr 22, 2012

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SOURCE: My sewing machine now only sews in reverse

Maybe there's a problem with the reverse and forward button.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2012

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