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What to use to lubricate kenmore 159-13450 sewing machine belt

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SOURCE: replace belt kenmore sewing machine

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SOURCE: I need to replace the motor belt on a Kenmore sewing machine

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Posted on Jul 07, 2009

SOURCE: kenmore sewing machine mod 1703 motor runs but

By 'The wheel the belt is on' you mean the motor pully? If that is so obviously some oil has some how made way on the pully and the belt. Try to remove the belt and clean both wheels and the belt free of oil. This shd slove the problem.

If it doest then please send a photo of the arrangement showing pully and belt. U didnt mention if the machine is old or new. Did u oil it recently before trouble developed?

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SOURCE: Have a Sears-Kenmore Sewing machine

Machine will not sew forward. It will sew backward on zig zag stitch. Could this problem be the reverse switch spring broken?

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SOURCE: kenmore sewing machine won't sew vinyl

There is several things you should use when stitching vinyl, treat it the same as leather. The main issue usually is getting the feed dogs to grip and move it through; this is why there are commercial grade machines specifically for leather hides and fur etc, it is tricky to stitch.

To stitch on a domestic machine, you need a leather needle with a spear tip to cut the leather so it doesn't split. Also, if you can get one, use a roller foot to roll over the fabric, or a teflon foot if you can't find a roller one. Also, use paper clips rather than pins to hold raw edges together (remove as they approach the foot and needle). You may also need to bash seams open after stitching (rubber mallet) and glue down the raw edges, this is how leather hides are stitched professionally. If you have to join more than 2 layers ie crossing seams, you'll probably need a Jeans-a-ma-jig device to help with feeding through the thickness and still getting feed. Like this

You don't say what it is actually doing, ie stitches not catching, or the feed dogs not moving it through?

But if it is an entry level machine, it may not have sufficient engine power to pierce the vinyl, especially if the textile is thick. Also, don't try to use a heavier thread than normal weight, if you want the stitching to look heavier, then just run two reels of thread through all the thread guides, tension and the needle eye together. Something like buttonhole twist will be too heavy for the bobbin tension and top tension to handle.

Hope that this helps you with your project.

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I have a Kenmore 158-3500 sewing machine and cannot get the side plate off near the hand wheel I have removed the clutch wheel but the hand wheel and belt seem to keep the plate from coming off.

The machine has two belts, one from the motor to a transfer pulley and the second from that pulley to the handwheel. You have to loosen the motor mount (one large screw/bolt) to release tension on the transfer pulley which in turn releases tension on the handweel belt. You will have to take the belts off the transfer pulley to slide the handwheel off (assuming you have already removed knob in the center of the handwheel)
Don't forget to lubricate the shaft of the transfer pulley while you have the end cover off. If this runs dry you will have a problem.
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When's the last time it had a professional cleaning and lubrication? My guess is the lubricants have solidified. Or you may have a warped or wobbly or missing tooth in a gear or three.

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Frequently this is a lubrication issue. The lubricant may have evaporated and allows it to stick. Or it could be the linkage is broken.

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I have a Kenmore sewing machine, model# 158/1255181 which has started to sew very slowly. It is threaded correctly and settings are as recommended. Any advice re solutions?

Is the handwheel hard to turn? It is comon for older machines to get gummed up and need lubricating. To fix remove the top and bottom cover and lubricate all the bushings moving parts ect. It can take some time to get the oil worked into the bushing, maybe 20 min.

Also could be a bad foot control or motor brushes. 9out of 10 times it is a lubrication problem.

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Does the handwheel turn eazy or is it stiff. If it is stiff you need to take the top and bottom off and lubricate all moving parts. may take a bit of turning the handwheel and lubicating(it may tire you out). If the handwheel is not stiff I would check to see iff the motor is spining at all. If motor is not spining may be a bad footcontrol. If it is spining try cleaning the belt pullys and tighting the belt.
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Have you tried a sewing machine dealer? Call and ask to speak to the service person.

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Lubricate the machine. All metal against metal places. This should allow the machine to run smoother. This is an older machine and may need to be run full speed for a while to let it break free.

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My sewing machine sew backward

Many Kenmores get stuck in reverse because the lubricant used has hardened up on critical stitch length/reverse mechanisms. Take it to a good sewing machine repair shop.

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I need to replace the motor belt on a Kenmore sewing machine

You can find the belt you need here:

if not in stock try here for the part you need:

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