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Could not select Sewing Machine Category.... Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 385.15512000 was dropped and now the hand wheel is difficult to turn

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The difficult turning is a symptom of a bent shaft, which is jamming on it's bearing surfaces. This problem will need the atttentions of a sewing machine mechanic. Operating the machine in this condition will likely cause further damage.

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When I go to the manual category @ Sears and click on Kenmore Sewing Machine Manuals (including my model #), all that comes up are parts...they don't show manuals...where can I find a manual for my...


Here is a link to an online version of the manual. You are going to have to have the updated version of Adobe Reader X before being able to access the Manual.

Here is the link: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/2247/KENMORE-Mechanical-Sewing-L0909123?brand_name_search=158.14300+

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Only every 10 or so stitches holds. Probably a tension problem, but I don't have a manual and I've tried every setting and nothing seems to work.


A sewing machine should catch and tie the threads at any thread tension. If it's not tying and you're sure it's threaded correctly then it's out of time.

Timing a sewing machine is not difficult, but the point where you adjust the timing is often not obvious. I don't know what kind of machine you have so I can't tell you just where to set the timing, but you'll find the point in the lower section of the machine, there will generally be a screw or two that, being loosened, will allow the lower section of the machine (where the bobbin is) to turn while the upper section stays still.

You want to watch the needle and the tying mechanism: as the needle starts to come up the top thread becomes slack and the hook on the shuttle carrier (the piece that either turns back and forth or goes round and round, down below) catches the slack top thread and pulls it around the shuttle. If the hook is too early in its motion it can't catch the top thread, if it's late then the top thread is gone before the shuttle can catch it.

Timing the machine is simply a matter of determining if the hook is early in trying to catch the top thread or late. Turn the machine by the handwheel, watch the interaction of the needle and hook, adjust the timing if necessary and try it again.

If you don't see where to time the machine the next best thing is to take it to someone who knows, pay them, and watch where they're making the adjustment.

Good luck with it,

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Hi,

Please go through the below document which will give you the help you wanted:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4798790_thread-bobbin-kenmore-sewing-machine.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_5839_thread-sewing-machine.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j8e8FvwUlQ

You will also find additional information on every page at the left hand side (Ehow.com) and on the right hand side(Youtube).

Please let me know if you need any additional information or have any information that you would like to share with me.

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Hi,

As you have not provided the make and model no. of the machine it really tough to get the exact solution for you, however few tips for you via few links:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faqh/000000/000000/000057/faqh000057_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_cs6000btieus&Cat=56

http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4842399_troubleshooting-brother-sewing-machine.html

Please let me know if this helps, or provide details of the make and model no. of the machine.Would appreciate extra details if recently you have done something with the machine.

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