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Kenmore 385.1500 sews only in reverse. it is stuck in reverse sewing.


The reverse mechanism lube us going bad. It is accessed from under the machine under the free arm. Usually indicates that the machine is due for a service and oiling. It shouldn't be a problem to get it done at a good sewing machine dealer/store.

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How do I fix my kenmore sewing machine. Model # 385. 1960180


Consult your manual, the Troubleshooting section. It should explain what the Code 5P means and how to correct it.

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I just got an old Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 385.17781. Everything is working fine except the reverse stitch. When the reverse button is pressed, the fabric doesn't move or sometimes movin


it sounds like the feed dogs & the reverse button need to be
checked at a repair shop,
to see why they are not responding to each other.

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My kenmore model 3851516000 got stuck in reverse, upon starting to take it apart a small piece came flying out. Am quite savy and would like to fix myself but can't seem to find any interior drawings of my...


Go to searspartsdirect.com for Sears and put your model #in and they usually have a blow up diagram of the sewing machines. Try that, it should help you. If, you like my suggest, please rate me.

Sep 15, 2010 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Will only Sew in reverse.


Could be several things -- motor hooked up backwards, reverse is stuck, etc. Is there a Reverse on the machine? If so, what happens when you activate the reverse. If it then sews forward I would say someone hooked the motor backwards. If there is no change, it would be a problem with the feeding motor or the circuit board. Suggest taking to a reputable service center for analysis. Good luck.

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Kenmore Elite, SM 7711174, Heavy Duty, King size, Quite Pak II. Leak, appears center of machine, leaking from bottom. Any suggestions, machine 5 yrs old . Small puddle everytime machine goes thru cylce....


It appears your tub seal has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
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Oct 11, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Machine sews only in reverse


Be sure you are in the correct stitch pattern...if you are on a buttonhole stitch or a stretch stitch it normal for the machine to sew backwards. Be sure your length is to the right of 0 and not in a strtch stitch model or buttonhole mode.

Bonnie

Jul 28, 2008 | Kenmore 15218 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Machine will only sew in reverse


Hi
Questions.
Does the machine only feed in reverse?
Will the machine feed as normal(forward).

If the machine will only work in reverse, then it is highly likely it is stuck in reverse and needs a good service to free it off.

It is very difficult trying to diagnose the problem without looking at the machine. A reasonable sewing machine tech should be able to sort the problem in no time at all.
Rob

Mar 27, 2008 | Kenmore 16622 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Kenmore 385 sewing machine gets stuck in reverse


Make sure that your machine is set to sew forward. The reverse button on your machine should have a spring loaded return. If the spring is in place, and doesn't appear stretched, try a drop (just a drop) of sewing machine oil. Please use sewing machine oil. Not WD-40, or any other household oil. If the machine hasn't been serviced in a while, or used alot recently, they knob may need to be "reminded" that its supposed to go in and out. :) After applying the oil, push the knob in and pop it back out like you have been. If nothing else is wrong, it should loosen up and move freely.

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