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Replace belt kenmore sewing machine

I'm don't know how to get the handwheel off my machine in order ot replace the belts. It is an old one, model 1703.

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    I'm having the same problem. Did you find out how to change the belt?

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    model number 4423

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How to remove the handwheel on a 1703 (and maybe others but not sure) To remove the handwheel on an 1703 you need to remove that light colored circle in the center of the handwheel. Take a pin or needle and put it in the tiny hole you'll find along the edge of that circle and lift off. Under it is a screw
to loosen to remove the handwheel.

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Try this URL:

www.sewingmanuals.net

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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