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How do i remove the hand wheel and clutch on kenmore model 1357

Can not remove the hand wheel and clutch

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I have a Kenmore 158-3500 sewing machine and cannot get the side plate off near the hand wheel I have removed the clutch wheel but the hand wheel and belt seem to keep the plate from coming off.


Hi,
The machine has two belts, one from the motor to a transfer pulley and the second from that pulley to the handwheel. You have to loosen the motor mount (one large screw/bolt) to release tension on the transfer pulley which in turn releases tension on the handweel belt. You will have to take the belts off the transfer pulley to slide the handwheel off (assuming you have already removed knob in the center of the handwheel)
Don't forget to lubricate the shaft of the transfer pulley while you have the end cover off. If this runs dry you will have a problem.
Good luck
Bob

Jan 22, 2017 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Kenmore 19233 sewing machine. Then handwheel is broken, spins freely. Machine works perfectly otherwise. How do I remove the handwheel and replace it.


If the drive belt is not off or broken, then check hand-wheel setting. On some models the hand wheel can be pushed in (to engage) and pulled out (to disengage) for using bobbin winder. If it is disengaged the hand-wheel will spin freely. On older models there is a smaller wheel that has to be hand tightened in order to engage rest of machine. Hope this helps.

Nov 20, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Have a Kenmore 1357. Was working perfectly until I began sewing satin ruffle onto fleece. Seems to siege. Needle won't even try to go into material. Just goes to top of presser foot and stops.


Is it a mechanical machine (not computerized)? Did you oil the internal metal parts that rub against other metal parts? With an older mechanical machine, frequently the old oil turns to goo and sticks things rather than lubricates. Use only fresh good quality sewing machine oil. Hand rotate the wheel and place 2 drops of oil every place metal rubs metal (including the bobbin area). To help loosen things, direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the interior of the machine.

This process was used on an older Kenmore that had totally frozen, but it was working again within 15 minutes.

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Dec 11, 2015 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Model 1400 manual


there should be a small stop screw to prevent the release knob undoing completely. Did you remove the knob and hand wheel?
If so remove it again and ensure the drive belt is fitted on the hand wheel, there is a friction washer that needs to be located in the slots on the shaft before the knob is refitted.

Feb 09, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Clutch wheel locked up on 158.19410


Maria I have a Kenmore 15611 and had the same problem. One thing I did was use channel lock pliers be sure to use heavy towel to keep from scratching. Do not remove the little screw on the clutch wheel. I did this and now the needle won't go up and down. Still need solution.

Nov 09, 2013 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Kenmore sewing machine Model 1602: I was filling a bobbin and when I went back to sewing - the needle won't go up and down. Motor runs when I press on the footpad. It is as if the clutch is stuck as well...


Sound like you need to take it out of bobbin winder mode. Suggest looking for a way to engage the clutch. Turn the center knob on hand wheel and or move the bobbin winding post back to postion.

The center hand wheel should move about 1/3 turn towards you to look it back into place.

Feb 09, 2011 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a kenmore sewing machine model #385.1249180. I cannot disengage the clutch knob from the hand wheel when I spin my bobbins, therefore the needle moves up and down as the bobbins spins thread. Do You...


Usually when you pull the clutch knob out it disengages the sewing machine needle shaft. At least, that is how my 2 Kenmore's work. You can always take your machine into Sears sewing department and ask the sewing machine salespeople for help, they are really helpful in my area and more than happy to help you for free. Good luck

Dec 23, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Clutch won't release.


This what you do, get a wide blade screwdriver, place the screwdriver blade on one of the slots or grooves on the stop motion wheel on the left hand side as you look at the machine from the end, the the top of the handle a good thump and you will find it will release, don't over tighten once you have freed it off.

May 28, 2009 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Kenmore 10 stitch needle won't move


hi there,
push or pull hand wheel clutch to engage
motion of needle and shutter.

if not check belt on downside of hand
wheel open cover motor,loosen bolt cover
see belt check if engage on pulley by
holding hand wheel move belt if
hand wheel move,if not tighten screw on
pulley from hand wheel and moter.
have a nice day and thanks

Apr 03, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Can't tighten clutch on Kenmore zig zag sewing machine.


The clutch has fallen off the shaft. Remove the very small screw in the clutch release screw to remove the clutch release. Place the clutch(round thing with ears on it) back on the shaft with the center ears pointing towards the outside. Put the clutch release screw back on. Tighten it to make sure it works
properly. Put the small screw back in the clutch release screw and test it again. If it will not tighten or release properly, remove the clutch ,rotate it180 degrees and try it again.This should solve your problem.
sewman7

Feb 14, 2009 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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