Kenmore
Mechanical Sewing Machine

Model #1581561280 Official Kenmore sewing machine

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Kenmore 1581561280 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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Bracket#4

Zigzag guide assembly Diagram

Bracket

Part #57912

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

Bracket#34

Zigzag guide assembly Diagram

Bracket

Part #57914

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

Slide Assembly#8

Zigzag guide assembly Diagram

Slide assembly

Part #49776

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

Pivot Stud#2

Presser bar assembly Diagram

Pivot stud

Part #32881

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

Sewing Machine Needle Plate#12

Needle plate Diagram

Sewing machine needle plate

Part #45614

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

Control Panel#17

Unit parts Diagram

Control panel

Part #58903

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

Pin#8

Feed regulator assembly Diagram

Pin

Part #45551

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

Spring Plate#25

Zigzag guide assembly Diagram

Spring plate

Part #53276

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

Washer#8

Presser bar assembly Diagram

Washer

Part #33060

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

Sewing Machine Belt#14

Motor assembly Diagram

Sewing machine belt

Part #56973

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

Articles and videos common to all sewing machines

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