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Sears kenmore sewing machine model 148-13100 running slow

Oiled and still running slow

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Did you open the top of the machine and oil every place where metal rubs against metal? Did you do the same under the machine? Use only GOOD quality sewing machine oil. If the machine is slow to recover (it may take a while for the oil to sink in), you can direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanics. AVOID trying to run the machine until it moves freely or possibly risk damaging the motor.

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I need the oil diagram for a kenmore sewing machine 158.19310




have sears kenmore sewing machine model 148 13100 where is oil needed


This was the first new machine I purchased new. Being mechanical, it needs frequent cleaning and oiling to keep it running smoothly.

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NEED DIAGRAM FOR THREADING A KENMORE 158.19802 SEWING MACHINE


The threading on these Kenmores is pretty consistent from model to model (good machine, by the way!). Be sure to ALWAYS raise the presser foot when threading the upper thread--insures the thread seats in the tension disk.

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By the way, the metal projection at the top left of the machine regulates the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and feed dogs. Push it down to increase the pressure--important when changing types & weights of fabric. To release the pressure, push down on the ring that surrounds the center projection piece. AND, when finished sewing, it is a "great" idea to always release this pressure button before walking away from the machine. Leaving it pushed down over a long period of time will eventually compress the spring and the pressure will no longer work like it should. Also, be sure to clean and oil your older Kenmore regularly. Use only fresh, good quality sewing machine oil or liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube. Open the top, side, and bobbin area. Gently rotate or rock the handwheel and apply only 1-2 drops of oil every place metal rubs against metal. You can also lube the specific lever and dial mechanisms to keep them operating freely. Do NOT oil belts or plastic gears/parts. Doing this regularly, ie every 40-60 hours of sewing time, will keep your machine running smoothly and quietly and preserve the motor from over stress and possible burn-out.

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How to thread kenmore sear roebuck sewing machine model 158. 1789181 got at auction no books


Sears carries a lot of manuals for their machines, although usually not free. In the meantime, there are many threading videos that demonstrate machine threading. Machines of similar models will thread similarly.

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Probably best to raise the presser foot when threading so the thread will seat in the tension disk.

Before trying to sew, be sure to oil your machine with fresh, good quality sewing machine oil. Open the top, the side near the needle bar, and turn it on its back to get the underside. Place a couple drops of oil every place that metal rubs on metal. Adding hot air from a handheld hairdryer will make the oil effective quicker.

Be sure to install a brand new needle and use good quality thread--not old or bargain bin variety!

On the top left, there is probably a push button. This is the presser foot pressure adjustment. When the machine is stored, this pop-up button should be released (press down on the outer ring). Being stored with the pressure full on will eventually compress the spring that provides the pressure. Also, be sure to store the machine with the presser foot in the down position (preferably on a piece of scrap fabric). Avoid running the machine with the presser foot in direct contact with the feed dogs as this will wear the feed dogs and also create grooves in the presser foot.

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Where are the oiling points on this model??


Ok, googled "sewing machine 385 12914" and it brought up Kenmore.... you can get most of their manuals through the sears website. But I did not find 385 12914.... here is a 385. 12714 set of manuals on this page including a service manual. Perhaps they are close to your model?

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/user-manuals/38512714090-Kenmore-SEWING+MACHINE-manual

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Why is the motor of my sears kenmore sewing machine model 385.12714 running really slow? The machine has not been used for at least a year or two. We oiled it. It is sewing, but at a snail's pace.


it could be different things
have you checked to make sure the plug is correctly in the machine
one time I was sewing on my necchi electronic machine & it for some reason was going slow like you mentioned & so I started checking different thing & found the cord to the foot pedal was laying in side the foot pedal & it couldn't go any faster untill I moved the cord out of the way
it could also be the motor
& also the power cord & foot pedal
it's possible it needs to be serviced since it's been sitting up so long & since it's sewing at a snails pace

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Sears model 13 kenmore won't sew forward


its not easy sewing left handed is it? i think that oil has got into the switch and you have lost forwards drive now,,give it a good wiggel about till it clears it out, if it was working ok the last time you used it its just got a bit sticky thats all,,,i hope you used a light oil?

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Sounds like the machine is in need of lubrication or a thread jam in the hook raceway. Remove the thread and the bobbin case.and, if you can, the top cover. Place a drop of oil on any joints that move. Be careful not to over oil, as it will drip on your fabric.

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Kenmore 385-16627 slowing down--where do I oil?


Sears carries manuals for most Kenmore machines.
http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/385_10.html

If your machine is computerized, oiling could be damaging if done improperly. It may be worthwhile taking it for service.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/General-Parts/Humidifier-Parts/Repair-Maintenance/Questions-Answers/Kenmore-385.-12116690,-hand-wheel-stuck/Model-45/0431/0913000/335765?modelNumber=45

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