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Kenmore sewing machine frozen

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 26th, 2012

Sears Kenmore sewing machine model 158 14100. Hand wheel and clutch are frozen.

It sewed for over an hour - no problem, then froze up.

I had it cleaned an oil about a year ago but have not used it much since. When I got it back, the clutch and hand wheel did not move independently (I seem to recall they did before, for the purpose of filling bobbins)

Could they have missed some spots that needed oil or could they have tightened the wheels too much?

What could be wrong?

Thank you very much!


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Vintage sewing machines can provide decades of reliable service with good maintenance. I see you had the maintenance done and ended with a problem. I was able to locate a similar question that suggests a substitute manual to use. I attached the link to that manual below. I hope this helps while you wait for the expert to review and respond.
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