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How doe I replace the shaft on my kenmore 385.17824090 I was told its bent?

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Try taking it to a machine shop and see if they can bend it back, my husband was able to straighten mine ( he is a machinist and has the tools). Or else you can try sears parts direct. Make sure that it really bent and not your needle. Last resort, take it to a repair shop if all else fails. Good luck, I know the feeling.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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