No you should not. A fuse is an emergency power cut off, and a higher power fuse, like the 3.5 takes more power to cut off or blow than the 2.5. This will cause damage to your machine. Always replace the fuses with the proper ones for safety and to protect your machine.
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you posted this in the Kenmore 19233 Sewing machine problem but this is what we found for my machine
Well this happen to me today and let me say that I called the customer service numbers on my manual and let me say dealt with really rude people They told me a number to call which was my local store and talk to repair center there and when I called it directed me back to the same people who game me the number and was not very nice to me when I told them their number didn't help me. So after being so upset at my machine and the company I bought this machine from Found out the only troubleshooting you can get is take it to the store to send off for repair just shipping alone I was told was 80.00 plus parts and labor to fix it. My husband said when he got home he'd take a look at it. So I waited for him. He took the whole thing apart searching for a reset button found none. However he did find behind the button panel you know the buttons that you select your stitches and such. Well behind that is a electronic panel that has 2 fuses in it. I only recommend doing this if you are electronically capable. Or find a good friend that you trust that is. Check those 2 fuses see if they are good if you have no way to test them like my husband has then just replace those two fuses with the exact same fuse amps and such take them to Radio Shack or someplace that can help you make sure you get the right fuses place them back in the machine put it back together turn it on and presto you have 80.00 plus parts and labor that you'd be charged at an inflated rate in your pocket and your sewing machine will work. Mine did the same as the person who said that when you lower and raise the needles one way gave the error one way gave a normal screen... Except mine if the needle was in one direction it gave Error E1 and the other direction Error E2 and in a certain position it gave me the normal screen. However when turning it one the needed didn't move and adjust like it does when you turn it on. Ok I hope that this solves your problems and hope you all will call and complain to the company who provides no over the phone service. All I wanted was to know what the code stood for. They couldn't even tell you that. My old machine would tell you what the error codes meant in the manual this company doesn't cause they want to rob us of money by sending it in. Still have to pay shipping I was told if you even have the warranty... Oh and in my case only one of my fuses was bad. It was the one that is white and not clear the Ceramic fuse not the glass. Good luck hope this saves you all a lot of money like it did me...And had my machine the same day instead of being without it for weeks
I had the same problem before. Couldn't figure it out since it was not listed in the booklet. It was time for me to have the my machine maintenance and so decided for Sears to do the job. They replace a fuse from behind the touch control panel. If you know someone or yourself to be mechanically gifted, you can replace the fuse that cost about $2-5. Someone stated RADIO SHACK have them also. Check to see what type of fuse. Either 2.5A or AC 250v 3.15A. There are about 2-3 fuses behind that touch control panel. The moveable ones can be replaced, but DON'T touch the permanent wired ones. I haven't opened it myself, but read and heard about it.
If your sewing machine show's the E1 Error, then you have to open your sewing machine and replace the fuse.(you have to open the right Cover on Front where the Display is placed, because there is the circuit board placed!)
There are 3 Fuses in the Sewing machine and they are placed at the printed circuit board. It should be the Fuse in the middle. (not those with the wire in it!)
It's not easy at all to open the machine, the best thing you can do (if you have a Digicam) take some Pictures of the wiring so it will be much easier to put it back together.
I'm NOT an Expert; but a passionate hobbyist. ;)
If you are too; just save yourself further trouble with the helpdesk, and fix it yourself.
I hope this post could help you!