Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines

Open Question

I have a kenmore 24, dog feed not working, could you help, model 385.81520, about 20 years old, use about 50 times

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 8 Answers

SOURCE: Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233

Remove extension table/accessory box by gentle pulling it away from machine. You are left with just the free arm. In the back of the free arm, lower left corner, you will fine the feed dog lever. Push the leaver to the right to lower the feed dog.Instructions for lowering and raising the feed dog are on page 48 of your owner's manual. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

Ad
  • 19 Answers

SOURCE: My kenmore 385 won't feed fabric

hi there check feed dogs are up not down mary h




e

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233

Pull out the removable table and you will see the drop down feed dogs switch lever behind the back of the machine. Move that lever to the left or right to have feed dogs go back to normal sewing mode OR for embroidery mode.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

louislevel_2
  • 374 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Model (385.15108200) Fabric not moving

hi! there if your feed dog does not move the fabric forward or backward,if this is so try to run machine w/o the fabric check if feed dog move on cycle,the teeth should be moving upward and downward rotation pushing action on your fabric,the teeth should come out to the plate slot of feed dog.if not adjust upward, and adjust also the presser foot of needle.if your feed dog is not moving when machine running,thre is a mechanical disengage or loosen in shuttle assymble and feeder dog mechanism they link together ubder the machine,as the shuttle move on one stroke the feeder also move also with the needle.Chesk the adjustment and link mechanism.in addition to this try to clean feed dogs by brush chips thread and fabrics sometimes stored on mechanism of feed dogs and shuttle.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • 323 Answers

SOURCE: My kenmore 385 won't feed fabric

Check to see what pattern is selected. Be sure it isn't the buttonhole.Select straight stitch.Move the stitch length setting to 4.Turn the handwheel and see if the feed dogs move forward. Press the reverse lever and see if they move backwards. Select straight stretch stitch and turn the wheel to see if the feed dogs move forward and backward.Check the presser foot release on top of the machine and make sure there is pressure on the foot.
Sometimes the reverse assembly on this machine stops working because it has the wrong type of grease on it and it turns into a hard gummy mess that won't let it work.
sewman7

Posted on May 16, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Material won't feed through - the machine has worked for 25 years. Now stitches are in one place.


You don't mention the brand and model of your machine. If it is 25 years old, it's probably a mechanical machine (ie, not computerized). If it is mechanical and it has not been cleaned and oiled for quite some time, the old oil has most likely gotten sticky over the years. Sounds like the feed dogs are stuck.

Consult your owner's manual and determine that the feed dogs are not in the darning position. Then find the maintenance section on how and where to oil your machine. Most mechanical machines have oil ports (little holes) where oil needs to be applied. Use good quality sewing machine oil (not 3-in-1, WD-40, or cooking oil) or you can pick up a bottle of liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil at the hardware store. Apply one to two drops each spot. To help it along, you can direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal metal mechanics, focus on the feed dog area since that's where most of the problem is. Sometimes the oil and heat will help free up the old gunky oil. Gently rock the handwheel to get the oil worked in. You may have to perform the process more than once to get it all working again.

Jul 10, 2015 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

I just got an old Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 385.17781. Everything is working fine except the reverse stitch. When the reverse button is pressed, the fabric doesn't move or sometimes movin


it sounds like the feed dogs & the reverse button need to be
checked at a repair shop,
to see why they are not responding to each other.

Sep 08, 2012 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have an old Kenmore model #12512 and was wondering if you can drop the feed dogs on this model? Thanks in advance for any help.


My machine 12512 does not have a switch, but it does have a plate that fits on top of the feed dogs which makes them lower, same effect.

Oct 11, 2011 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Feader dogs will not move material. thread knots up


Thread knots because the material is not feeding. Sounds like the machine has not been oil or serviced in some time and the old oil is turned into a varnish and causing the mechanisms to stick and therefore, not operating freely. I've recently serviced a machine that had been idle for quite some time and the feed dogs and zigzag mechanisms were sticking. Just a proper dissolving and cleaning the old oil and re-oiling and the machine was working like new again. A proper cleaning of lint build-up on the feed dogs under the needle plate is also a probable cause.
<Ray>

Nov 01, 2010 | Kenmore 15202 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

The feeder won't work right.


The machine is old and may not have been maintained. The feed dogs may be rusted.

Remove the needle plate and bobbin. Lightly mist the feed dogs with wd-40. Wipe away the excess with cotton swabs.

Mar 14, 2010 | Elna Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Feed dog lever not working on my Kenmore 385 24 stitch machine


I surfed around this site for various suggestions, finally took the bottom plate off and cleaned and oiled all the parts along that rod that goes right across (think it's a drive bar that rotates). Ran the machine without thread in for a few minutes to let the oil soak in. Machine now works fine.

Oct 06, 2009 | Kenmore 16622 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Kenmore 19365


If you are asking how to drop the feed dogs, the lever is located underneath the free arm bed on the back side of the machine. So you must first remove the free arm bed. To drop the feed dogs, push the lever over to the side. To raise them back, push the lever the opposite direction, back where they were originally. You will not actually see the feed dogs move until you turn the handwheel toward you. I hope this helps. I do not know how old your machine is or anything. I believe mine is about 5 years old or so. Good luck

Oct 02, 2008 | Kenmore 19365 Computerized Sewing Machine

2 Answers

Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233


Pull out the removable table and you will see the drop down feed dogs switch lever behind the back of the machine. Move that lever to the left or right to have feed dogs go back to normal sewing mode OR for embroidery mode.

Sep 20, 2008 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Feed Dogs Kenmore 158.19802


I think the feed dog lever needs to be positioned on the right.

Sep 15, 2008 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233


Remove extension table/accessory box by gentle pulling it away from machine. You are left with just the free arm. In the back of the free arm, lower left corner, you will fine the feed dog lever. Push the leaver to the right to lower the feed dog.Instructions for lowering and raising the feed dog are on page 48 of your owner's manual. Good luck!

Dec 31, 2007 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

21 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1134 Answers

Kelley Buchanan
Kelley Buchanan

Level 2 Expert

130 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

494 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...