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  • Kenmore Model 54, stitch length adjuster not working

    Old 01-07-2017, 06:25 PM
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    Default Kenmore Model 54, stitch length adjuster not working

    The adjuster knob had been working. Until today. When I turned it to 5, there was the usual resistance, then a click and the knob kept turning. The stitches are now large, and turning the knob does not change the length. If I press and hold the Reverse button, and turn the knob 1/4 turn clockwise, the button remains in the pressed position. When I back the knob 1/4 turn counter-clockwise, the Reverse button releases. So I know these two functions are connected. But I cannot figure out how to re-engage the knob, or whatever it is that has to be done to make the knob make the stitches smaller.

    Does anyone have any advice for me? Thank you.
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    Old 01-08-2017, 03:37 AM
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    Kenmore machines had some kind of oil that gums up. You'll need to oil with a good oil like Tri-Flo - I buy it from a bike store. I had a Kenmore on my bench this week and had to keep re-oiling daily. finally I flipped the machine on its sides - front to back side to side then upside down and ran the machine. Oil just needed time and a little effort to work into the right cracks.
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