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hcox1975
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Date: 11/29/12 3:06 PM

So awhile back I bought a Kenmore sewing machine made by Sears model 148-1311.
So this machine is awesome at sewing every stitch except straight! The stitches are super tiny and the feed dogs aren't moving the fabric through when I sew a straight stitch. I have looked at the manual and followed every step but it still makes super tiny almost pinhole stitches. When I put the machine in reverse though it sews a straight stitch perfect! It's so weird.
So I have done all the usual stuff, changing tension, oiling it, taking it apart and cleaning all the lint. It is in incredible shape and I got it for $7, so I am not out a lot if it not fixable. I just think it would be awesome if I could get it to work because it's all metal and purrs when it's turned on.
If anyone knows what to do, I would be so grateful! I think the older machines work so much better and I am looking forward to getting this one working right!

Heather

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Date: 11/29/12 3:29 PM

I had a similar problem with my newer kenmore. Something was caught under the face plate that I couldn't get at from the underside. I had to use a screwdriver and get at it from the top. Mine has a lot of nooks and crannies where junk gets caught.

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Date: 11/29/12 5:24 PM

Have you a sewing tech near you? I would pay for a nice servicing - your machine is due for one for sure, and then the problem will probably be seen and you can have it taken care of. :)

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Date: 11/29/12 10:51 PM

Is there an option to drop the feed dogs on this machine? Could they possibly be dropped and need to be reset to the normal sewing position?

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Date: 11/29/12 11:01 PM

Many years ago, I wore out the feed dogs on my machine. The material wouldn't really feed through. It is possible this might be the problem but I think if everything else is great I would have it serviced.

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