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Why is my Kenmore sewing machine model 385.19233 displaying the E1 error?

by Manage My Life
March 27th, 2009

My sewing machine quit while I was sewing and displayed the E1 error. It is a Kenmore sewing machine model 385.19233. I have tried turning it off and on numerous times and the error does not clear.

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Lyle W
The E1 error code indicates that a fuse is blown on the control board. The image below shows the fuse that corresponds to the E1 error code.

NOTE: Be sure to unplug the sewing machine before you access any internal parts.

You can order the replacement fuse from

Sears PartsDirect


NOTE: Order the 3.15A fuse (part number 000182177 -- you MUST use the leading zero's on the part number to get the correct fuse) instead of the original fuse (2.5A).

This is a recent technical recommendation from the manufacturer that will help prevent the fuse from continuing to blow. (You may want to order an extra one.)
by Lyle W Earned 2,939 community points in Kenmore
March 27th, 2009
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