Model #3851278180 Kenmore mechanical sewing machines

  • Base Assembly
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  • Presser Bar Assembly
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  • Needle Bar Assembly
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  • Upper Shaft Complete
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  • Feed Regulator Assembly
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  • Feed Assembly
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  • Shuttle Assembly
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  • Motor Assembly
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  • Attachment Parts
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Question and Answers


presser bar won't stay lifted 3851278180 Kenmore Sewing machine


Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having a problem with the presser foot. If the foot is not staying in the lifted position, I recommend checking the adjustment first. The image below shows how to adjust the presser foot. Click on the image to enlarge it. After you make the adjustment check the operation. If it still does not stay up I recommend inspecting the lever. If the raised portions of the lever are worn, you will need to replace the lever. The parts for the sewing machine can be ordered from the following link. Parts for model 3851278180 Kenmore Sewing machine. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.    Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 04, 2013

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