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How to remove front cover on kenmore 8 - 158.1255181

Can't find the screws needed to remove cover to service the sewing machine

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Peter Bradshaw

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SOURCE: kenmore 1941 sewing machine manual

Sorry jeff but I know how you feel about paying.
Try this website it will cost but you should find what you need.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008



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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine manual for model # 148 12080. (older)

i have a older kenmore sewing machine model #148.19370

Posted on Sep 17, 2008


Robbie Brewington

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SOURCE: how to "tune-up" mechanical Kenmore sewing machine

Sure! Jenny at has several very good, in-depth articles about servicing your own machine, but here are the basic steps:

1. Take out the bobbin case and bobbin holder.
2. Take the needle plate off.
3. Brush out all the old lint in the bobbin area and under the needle plate. Remove any loose bit of thread.
4. Open the head of the machine (should swing open). Clean any lint or thread that's caught in there.
5. Locate your machine's oil ports and put one drop of sewing machine oil (only use sewing machine oil) in each of them. One drop is sufficient. General rule of thumb: Put one drop of oil wherever metal moves against metal.
6. Using unwaxed dental floss, floss the tension disks.
7. Put everything back together.

If you need a manual, I found one at

Hope this is useful!


Posted on Jul 30, 2010


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SOURCE: I need a bobbin cover

I too am looking for the Slide Plate for a Kenmore sewing machine Model 3851884180. Did either of you have any luck?

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

raj somaiya

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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine 19501 sensor

If it does not come ON.Then it can be issue with power supply cord or there is a short in control board.First the power has to be checked to the machine on board.It has to be checked by meter.If there is no power, then its short in the power supply wire cord.But if there is power to the board, then its short in the control board.The connectors on the board needs to be checked.Also unplug the plug in connectors from the control board.Then reconnect it after 10 minutes then recheck.In some cases, this resets the board and it comes ON and machine starts working.Done remove the soldered connections from the board, only the plug in connectors.---------- This should help.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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