Question about Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine
...I believe that is the name of the pices that the thread is snagging on - see pics below - the first shows the underside of the garment once snagged bunch of thread is removed from the assembly. The next pics (in reverse order) shoe the thread snagged up in the assembly, then as I take the assembly apart to remove the "birds nest" of thread that has built up. It's like the bottom stich is not leaving the assembly, but gets snagged (as does every stich to follow) please assist if you can!
Maybe I sticking my nose where it doesn't belong but this looks like a simple threading problem. Be sure that the thread is in the TAKE-UP lever. There are four thead guide the thread must pass through. From the spool through the first thread guide at #1 than straight down to #2 than up to #3 throught the take-up lever and straight down to the left of the needle and throught hte neele form fornt ot back.
If the thread is not in that take-up lever the machine will not have any top tension (or be regulated) it will flood the machine with thread and wrap around that bobbin.
Also, be sure have you presser foot int he up position while threading this way the thread will surely pass through the tension disks, Set your top tension at 4, use good quality thread (get rid of the dual duty or all purpose) All of these steps will ensure a perfect balanced stitch.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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