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Which Janome serger feet are compatible with my Sears Kenmore serger?

I would like to know which Janome serger feet will fit my Sears Kenmore Serger Model 385.16677. Sears no longer carries this serger which was made by Janome, and feet are hard to find at Sears.

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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.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore serger I had to re thread it now

check out the bobbin under and see if it has all that it need..and if the thread is in the right place on it ..Also check the needle to be in range ..and not shorter..(from the adjusting screw...sometimes if it is not tided well and you use some thick material can move inside and being shorter it will not get to loop with the under thread ..
If you have the instructions just check it again to see how you thread it ..cause you might missed something ...

Posted on Jan 27, 2011


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SOURCE: Need a Kenmore Serger manual

The manual can be bought from here if it is one of the model numbers listed: for $6.25 or here for $10.

Kenmore has a searchable database of manuals here but they might also charge and you need to know your model number.

I can't find it for free, but you might try contacting Kenmore customer service at 1-888-Kenmore or through their online form at

Or if you have a specific problem, we can answer that without the manual.

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

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I have an opportunity to buy a Janome 8002D serger. I don't know how old it is? What is it worth? Serial No.: 020050716 Lillian

Hello, Lillian -

I checked the instruction manual available for the Janome 8002D serger through the Janome website:
and did not find a date of printing on the manual (which would give an idea for the year/s the model was manufactured.)

I also found the following information on one of the Janome web pages:
For consumers looking to date an antique New Home sewing machine that was made in Orange, MA or Rockford IL, please click here. We are sorry, but no other New Home or Janome sewing machines can be dated.
The only information we can provide is a date of manufacture if you have the following information:
  • model number or style number
  • serial number
  • place of manufacture.
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It looks like Janome still sells the model 8002D serger:

As for the value of the machine you are considering purchasing, you can get an idea of the price/s sellers are asking by looking at online sales of that model sewing machine. Here are some links:

Best wishes.

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if the serger is new I suggest taking it back and tell them what the serger is doing.
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385-16622400 serger

Congratulations on your serger. If you need help please advise us what the issue is. Manuals can be downloaded through

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I'm looking for Kenmore Serger Model # 16677 owner's manual.

Go to It's the sight for Sears manuals. This is the original owner's manual available for download.

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I am looking for a manual for my janome 9102D serger. It did not come with one.

I could not find a manual to download, but at the Janome site you may find another serger similar to yours and download (free).

Look thought the retired models as well.

When you find one, click on specifications and a PDF download icon will come up on the screen.

If that is not satisfactory, contact Janome's customer service at the same site.

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