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I have a Kenmore model 17920 that is running very sluggish & makes a slight grinding sound for a few minutes when I first start it up after a five to ten minutes it then seems to kick in & run smoothly again like normal. The electric buttons on the front won't work either.

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Sounds as if your machine needs servicing.

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adjust the stitch width to "0". If it still needs adjusting, somehting is sticking in the pattern mechanism

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that is a fifty fifty chance you have to take. It may be something minor rubbing or you could have a slightly bent shaft underneath making noise

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Sewing machine is running very sluggish


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that is a fifty fifty chance you have to take. It may be something minor rubbing or you could have a slightly bent shaft underneath making noise

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I have a Kenmore 30 Stitch, model 385.1884180 serial #21105527-it has started making a grinding noise when using stretch stitch choices. I have cleaned the machine. But the sound comes from inside the arm,...


easy fix... same thing happened to me. take the back part off by the on and off switch and you'll see the loose belt. loosen the single screw next to the smallest pully and adjust tension.

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adjust the stitch width to "0". If it still needs adjusting, somehting is sticking in the pattern mechanism

Mar 21, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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My old Kenmore sewing machine makes a loud squealing noise.


It sounds as if your machine needs a little oiling. If you have a clear machine oil (not 3 in 1). place a drop in the bobbin case area and if you will notice, you will see small holes on the bed and on the top of the machine. place a drop of oil into each of these holes. If you can take the top and bottom covers off, you can put a drop of oil every where you see a hole..some of the machines actually have the oil holes painted a red color. Also place a drop at the handwheel as well. Just remember when oiling, less is better. After oiling, run for a few minutes, if you feel it still needs a litte more, do the same, one drop at a time. After this, if you machine sets for a while, oil just before starting to sew, that way when you put the machine away the oil has been worked through and it should help prevent the squeaking when starting up again.

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Hello. The 158.19141 is probably the best Kenmore sewing machine around. I use two of this same model in my sewing/alterations business and they have been totally dependable. (I also have 3 vintage Kenmore computerized machines) but the 158.19141 is my favorite model. The problem sounds as though there is dust/dirt/lint in some of the parts in the machine. Take off the feedplate, vacuum and or use a lint brush to loosen any threads and lint. Take out the bobbin case and bobbin: inspect for lint and dust. Take out the bobbin shuttle (which tends to make the threads bunch if it has lint build up). Clean or vacuum, PUT A DROP OF OIL ON THE CENTER PIN, and replace.

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Threading the machine properly and inserting the bobbin correctly is usually the answer to most frustrations with a machine. Good luck...and lucky you to have the Kenmore 158.1914 model.

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