Kenmore
Mechanical Sewing Machine

Model #38516655100 Official Kenmore sewing machine serger

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Kenmore 38516655100 sewing machine serger, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.

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Owner’s manualError Codes

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Screw-3x16#17

Spool stand Diagram

Screw-3x16

Part #000104902

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

Pin#11

Main feed dog Diagram

Pin

Part #787059004

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

Shaft#11

Thread tension Diagram

Shaft

Part #788054002

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

Sewing Machine Thread Cutter#3

Presser bar Diagram

Sewing machine thread cutter

Part #840602006

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

Dial#17

Feed adjuster Diagram

Dial

Part #787261159

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

Fixed Needle Guard#25

Front cover Diagram

Fixed needle guard

Part #790007007

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

Screw#29

Upper looper Diagram

Screw

Part #000101415

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

Bushing#38

Needle bar Diagram

Bushing

Part #789003009

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

Sewing Machine Screw#23

Presser bar Diagram

Sewing machine screw

Part #777013005

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

Pin#29

Needle bar Diagram

Pin

Part #784022009

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

Symptoms common to all sewing machines

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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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