Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
Where can I find a service manual for a Kenmore 385.1884180 sewing machine. I need to replace the stitch selector indicator. The string is broken.
You probably can't, unless you know a repair person who'd be willing to lend you his/hers. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Sewing-machine-Parts/Model-3851884180/0582/1210000?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=3851884180 is the parts diagram for this machine.
However, I know of no "string" associated with a stitch selector on any machine, so I'm wondering if you might need a pro to help...
Posted on May 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds as if your machine needs a little oiling. If you have a clear machine oil (not 3 in 1). place a drop in the bobbin case area and if you will notice, you will see small holes on the bed and on the top of the machine. place a drop of oil into each of these holes. If you can take the top and bottom covers off, you can put a drop of oil every where you see a hole..some of the machines actually have the oil holes painted a red color. Also place a drop at the handwheel as well. Just remember when oiling, less is better. After oiling, run for a few minutes, if you feel it still needs a litte more, do the same, one drop at a time. After this, if you machine sets for a while, oil just before starting to sew, that way when you put the machine away the oil has been worked through and it should help prevent the squeaking when starting up again.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
SOURCE: How do I do a stretch stitch?
The bes way to hem a t-shirt on a household machine is to use a double needle, straight stitch. You will see two straight stitches on top and zig zag on the back. Just make sure the zig zag catched the top of the hem.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
this is caused by uneven winding of the bobbin, sometimes the spool of thread winds unevenly when it travels up and down the spool. the best solution i have found is to use small spools of thread when winding the bobbins
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
SOURCE: 30 stitch kenmore....model # 385
It really depends on the type of material you are sewing. But most machines are set at around 4 from the factory. remember right to tighten, left to loosen.
Posted on Mar 12, 2011
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