Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
Bought my Sears Kenmore model 1400 in 1971. it has never been cleaned or serviced. now i can't thread a bobbin and can't always get the stitch i want to work. is it worth it to have it serviced or should i replace it?
It's not that hard to service it your self. Pop open the top with a screwdriver, clean dust and lint out with a cotton swap moistened with sewing machine oil. Turn the handwheel to see where parts move against each other and put a drop at each spot. Do the same thing underneath your machine. Your camstack might be sticking from no oil ever. Turn your pattern knob and see if each time parts connected to it are moving well. That lever might need oil too. I don't know how to fix a bobbin winder though. You could check the files at the Yahoo groups called VintageKenmore or OldKenmores (not the exact spelling but you can search on Kenmore).
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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