Kenmore 385.196180

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Just bought this machine at online Goodwill auction and she's a beauty! One thing it does not do is wind the bobbin. Everything else is working. These are the symptoms:

put in bobbin and thread to wind bobbin, engage clutch -- press on foot lever and bobbin winder winds about two times. I opened top of machine and the machine appears to be working mechanically.

Suggestions, any one?

Re: Kenmore 385.196180
On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:45:49 -0800 (PST), Laura Paradis

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 Here's  the   1960180 ?   is this your machine ?

http://www.kenmoremanuals.com/Pics/Ken_385/wpeE2.jpg

https://www.scribd.com/doc/51661901/6496298-Kenmore-385-1960180-Sewing-Machine-Manual

   John T.


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Owner's manual: <https://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/user-manuals/3851960180-kenmore-parts-manual?manualIndex=0

Parts diagram (including the bobbin winder) here:
<https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/3851960180/0582/1210000.html?searchType=modelSearch&q=385196080&searchTerm=385196080

My wild guess might be the spring is shot, but there can be a lot of other causes.


Re: Kenmore 385.196180
On 12/27/2017 3:45 PM, Laura Paradis wrote:
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Most Likely the rubber ring needs to be replaced. Email me and I will  
send a like to the inexpensive part
snipped-for-privacy@a1sewingmachine.com


Re: Kenmore 385.196180
Ron Anderson wrote:
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Welcome back, Ron.  ;-D

Beverly

Re: Kenmore 385.196180
On 12/31/2017 2:40 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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Thank you Beverly, you were a big help

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