Question about Singer 3116 Simple

2 Answers

385 kenmore sewing machine

Will not go backward

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Habit-Forming:

    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

There is a spring connected to the reverse lever, you need to open the machine up taking out the screws that hold the case. Hint:(Put all of screws and a paper and mark where you took them out so that you do not end up with extra screws). Now look at your spring, squeeze it a couple of times the squirt some oil on it. Now reassemble your machine and it should be good as new.

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 268 Answers

385 just means it's a Janome badged for Sears. The actual model number is the first 4 or 5 digits after the 385 portion.. like 385.1234567890

Machines that don't reverse are often dirty or the lubricants are gummed up (try running the machine in 15 minute bursts, full throttle, with the needle out; sometimes that helps.) Otherwise: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091124135216AAUyR3H

Posted on May 22, 2014

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

RickE1
  • 202 Answers

SOURCE: backward stitching

Knowing which kind of machine you have helps alot. Just guessing but maybe the reverse mechanism is stuck and needs some oil in it to free it up. Or the buttonhole mechanism is stuck in reverse part of it.
Probably you should have it looked at.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: sewing machine sewing backwards??? help

reverse cam might be gunked up with old grease

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I can't seem to find a free manual for my Kenmore 385 17926090 sewing machine. does anyone know where i can download one please? thank you in advance


Sears carries Kenmore manuals, but they are not free. Although, probably a worthwhile purchase considering the information you would have access to.

...

Sep 06, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore 385.18221 auto bobbin shut off does not work how to fix? where to get repair manual?


Hi Freysauto,

You can obtain the Owners Manual here: Instruction Manual Kenmore 385 18221 Models

'Manage My Life' reports "There is no service manual offered for your model sewing machine. Some of the older sewing machines didn't have an owner's manual and service manuals were offered for them. There is an owners manual for your sewing machine, but no service manual." Can download service manual for Kenmore sewing machine 385 18221...

Good luck.

Feb 12, 2015 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Tension setting for small straight stitch on a Kenmore 10 Stich model 385 1249380 sewing machine.


Please go to Kenmore model 385 1249380 sewing machine sell shop and ask the machanic or shopkeeper.

Jan 01, 2014 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Serger


As long as this is a sewing machine and not a serger, I don't know about them. I only tinker on my own. Remove the bottom. There is a rod running along the length of the machine. it needs to be turned 180 degrees. You may need to retime the machine.

Oct 03, 2008 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Singer 3116 Simple Logo

170 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1122 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5052 Answers

mystery_soul

Level 1 Expert

41 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...