Model #14815700 Kenmore mechanical sewing machines

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  • Connecting Rod Assembly
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  • Zigzag Mechanism Assembly
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  • Fork Assembly
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  • Extension Table
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  • Motor And Attachment Parts
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Question and Answers


hand wheel seems stiff 148-15700


Your symptoms seem to indicate that you may have problems in the bobbin hook race area that is causing the shaft to bind up. I recommend that you open that hook race and remove the bobbin. Clean that area thoroughly. Change the needle if you have not already done that. 


I posted some service information for that sewing machine in the image below. The quality of that information is not very good. It is the best reproduction that I have. You may be able to use that information to adjust the timing if necessary.


These tips may help you fix this binding problem in the machine. If you need more help, let us know.


If you need to have the sewing machine serviced by a technician, you can carry it into your nearest Sears Repair Center or Sears Store. Here is a link for the Sears Service web page that provides more information about sewing machine repair: Sears Home Services Sewing Machine Repair.  

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 26, 2013