Question about Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine
YOUR PROBLEM IS THE TIMMING IN YOUR MACHINE. THIS HAPPENDS WHEN YOU FORCE YOUR MACHINE TO SEW SOMETHING OR WHEN YOUR NEEDLE BRAKES. nOT SURE HOW TO FIX IT. I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. USUALLY A TUNE-UP WOULD DO IT. IT'S ABOUT $99 TO $130.00 TO DO A TUNE UP. i WISH I KNEW HOW TO FIX IT MYSELF.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
Are you using Kenmore or Kenmore compable needles and bobbins? It is important to use kenmore or universal flat back needles. Inserted all the way up as far as they will go. Be sure that you are using Kenmore plastic class 15 bobbins.
Brother or Singer needle or bobbins are the wrong size and may create the problem you have discribed.
When you insert the bobbin have you ran the thread through the tension srping in the bobbin case? You need to then hold the latch open on the bobbin case and insert the bobbin, letting go of the bobbin so that it locks into place. Let the thread dangle. Hold the top thread out to the left with a little bit of tension, Turn the hand wheel towards you while holding the thread out. The top thread will actually pull the bobbin loop up far enough for you to grab it at the needle plate.
Le tme know if you need more help, K
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Hi! This may sound silly, but if you changed your needle and put it in backwards (which is easy to do), the top thread won't pick up the bottom thread. Take your needle out and check the flat side of the needle shank--which way is it facing? With a lot of the newer machines, the flat side goes to the back, but check your manual to make sure.
Let me know if this helps, ok?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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