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Service questions for Kenmore sewing machine 385.1884180

Hi! I'm looking for timing belt adjustment and head lubrication insructions for this machine. Thanks!

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Manage My Life
I know how important it is to have as much useful information about your appliance as possible so that it is easier to find replacement parts and part numbers. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link in where you can enter your model number and the owners manual from the Manage My Life website. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
February 8th, 2012
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Thanks, but I have the owner's manual already - it doesn't have this info....
by CLAUDIA HENRY Earned 15 community points in Kenmore
February 8th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for your question on the timing belt and the lubrication instructions.

There is not timing belt instruction for this machine.

If the shuttle to needle timing is not correct there is a procedure for adjusting the needle to shuttle timing at the main top shaft next to the hand wheel.

If you think your machine needs timing please let me know and I can put together the steps it takes to do this.

You can adjust the tension on the belt by removing the belt side cover.

Look at the image below for oiling this machine.

Cleaning the lint out of the shuttle race is actually more important than oiling.

These newer machines have friction friendly parts and do not require a lot of oiling like the older machines.

Please let me know if you need timing instructions.

Sam A.
by Sam A Earned 29,003 community points in Kenmore
February 8th, 2012
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