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Kenmore 158.19310 bunches threads

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SOURCE: thread a kenmore 158 13410????

Not sure if I am too late, but it's pretty basic. I have the same machine...

You have the thread on the spool with the thread on the left side (unrolling off the spool counterclockwise) and put it around the round thing on the front middle (looks like a snap sort of) and through the eye almost right in front of it (the loop) and hold the thread lightly then wrap the thread around the tensioner (the thing with the dial) to the left (counterclockwise) until the springs "pops" it into place. Then run the thread through the little hook thing (by entering from the left) then up to the eye (hole) that is in the little arms that raises and lowers (you might need to spin the wheel to get the arm in the right position) then you run the thread back through the hook thing (entering from the left) around the little half circle thing (by entering from the left) and finally in the hole in the needle...

hope it made sense, I tried to use laymen terms...

good luck!

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Bunched bobbin thread

Try changing the needle. If you're using the wrong needle for the type of fabric, this could happen.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Old Kenmore 158. bobbin issues, thread clumping and such

problem is always on the opposite side of the fabric, in your case the machine is not threaded properly.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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Hi. Check out: http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Threading_Diagrams.htm

Let me know if this helps.

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I have the Kenmore sewing machine #16231. When I was sewing the bobbin holder popped out and a bunch of thread bunched together and wrapped around the bobbin and caused bunching of thread on my fabric...


Bunching of thread is 99% a top tension problem. Make sure you thread the top thread correctly. Thread the machine with the presser lever up. Test the tension by lowering the presser lever before threading the eye of the needle, by pulling the thread with your left hand and adjusting the tension with your right hand while slowly pulling downwards. There should be no resistance when the tension dial is on zero, and you should be able to feel more resistance when you increase the tension. Ideal tension is between 3 and 5. When your top tension is correct, your machine should operate correctly. If you feel no resistance with the presser foot down and the tension dial on 5, check the tension disks for fluff or broken thread. When you lift the presser foot, the tension disks should open and you would be able to remove any cotton or fluff. Good Luck

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Sounds like it could be! Probably worth trying to readjust it. Are you using a fine fabric too? That can cause bunching.

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re thread the top and bobbin threads

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with out holing the threads the machine will pull the thread into the machine and bunch the thread

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Try changing the needle. If you're using the wrong needle for the type of fabric, this could happen.

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Try taking out your bobbin and upper thread and rethread and check tension. Thread may be caught down below or lint.

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I had that problem, too, then realized my needle was in the wrong way. The flat side needs to be inserted AWAY from you.
I have a Kenmore 16528. It was such an easy solution! I was ready to take it in for repairs! Hope that helps!
Elayna

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