Model #38518830490 Kenmore mechanical sewing machines

  • Top Cover
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  • Front Cover
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  • Presser Bar Assy
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  • Needle Bar Assy
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  • Fr Base Assy
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  • Timing Belt Assy
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  • Lower Shaft Assy
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  • Hook Unit
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  • Cam Block
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  • Motor Assy
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  • Accessries
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Question and Answers

Q:

I replaced the motor on my Kenmore sewing machine model 38518830490. Now my low speed setting does not work. Can you send me a wiring schematic?

A:

We don't have a wiring schematic for your sewing machine. I suggest you take the sewing machine to a Sears Parts and Service Center or a Sears Retail Store for repair.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
November 30, 2009
Q:

My kenmore 385-188304490 will only straight stitch.

A:

Thank you for your question on the sewing machine.

This model has been very good machine and I would think that you would want it repaired.

If I understand you correctly are saying that when you set the stitch dial to zig zag and the width control to maximum width the width dial moves back to the 0 stitch width location?

If that is the case I would suggest that you first take the top cover off the machine and see if you can see a tension spring that is disconnected from the zig zag linkage?

It is possible that the stitch selector mechanism has broken internally.

If you have cleaned the shuttle area of any lint and thread build up and it has not helped the operation, I would suggest sending for service.

If you cannot see anything broken or disconnected then I would suggest that you take the machine in for repairs.

If you take it into your local Sears retail store it will be taken to the repair center and they will call you with a estimate of repair.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Please let me know what you find.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
April 19, 2012