Kenmore
Mechanical Sewing Machine

Model #38515408500 Official Kenmore sewing machine

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Kenmore 38515408500 sewing machine, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.

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Owner’s manualError Codes

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    Sewing Machine Base Plate#1

    Presser bar assy Diagram

    Sewing machine base plate

    Part #305604004

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Face Cover#32

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    Face cover

    Part #304004005

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Feed Regulator Spring#28

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    Feed regulator spring

    Part #670100006

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Sewing Machine Set Screw

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    Sewing machine set screw

    Part #553245008

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Face Unit#31

    Cabinet parts Diagram

    Face unit

    Part #304602009

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Set Screw#6

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    Set screw

    Part #761052007

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Sewing Machine Screw#18

    Presser bar assy Diagram

    Sewing machine screw

    Part #647112009

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Plate#19

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    Plate

    Part #304043006

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Set Plate#20

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    Set plate

    Part #732105006

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Base Shaft#4

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    Base shaft

    Part #740010008

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Symptoms common to all sewing machines

    Choose a symptom to see related sewing machine repairs.

    Main causes: dirty shuttle race, wrong thread tension, bad needle timing, damaged needle, using the wrong type of needle
    Main causes: machine needs lubrication, internal gear failure
    Main causes: dirty shuttle race, improper thread routing, incorrect thread tension
    Main causes: lack of lubrication, lint buildup, worn drive belt, faulty drive motor
    Main causes: problems with the feed dogs, setting stitch length to 0
    Main causes: disengaged clutch, broken drive belt, internal drive gear failure
    Main causes: thread bunched up in the shuttle race, bad needle timing, internal drive gear failures
    Main causes: faulty foot pedal, locked drive gears, wiring failure, bad drive motor
    Main causes: power supply failure, bad power cord, faulty On/Off switch

    Repair guides common to all sewing machines

    These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your sewing machine.

    April 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a sewing machine on/off switch

    If the sewing machine is completely dead, replace the On/Off switch using these 6 steps.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less
    April 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a sewing machine drive belt

    You can replace a broken sewing machine drive belt in about 15 minutes.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less
    April 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a sewing machine drive motor

    If the drive motor on your sewing machine runs roughly or doesn't run at all, you can replace it in about 30 minutes using these simple steps.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less

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