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Trying to load the bobbin, can't figure out how to disengage the flywheel. The wheel does not loosen. I have bobbin on spindle for loading, but cannot get mechanism to lock into place for loading the bobbin. Sears Kenmore model 158.17033 (built in the 70's, I think)

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SOURCE: instructions for theading a Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 158.14000

all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test,adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.

To wind the bobbin, guide the thread around the thread guide on
the left top of your machine, then to the bobbin winder. Wind the thread around the bobbin several times, place the bobbin on top of the bobbin winder, push it against the wheel and press the foot pedal. It should stop winding when the bobbin is full or you take your foot off the control

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Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 10 Sewing Machine

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Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 385. 1254180 Bobbin Won't Wind

On some of these machines when the bobbin winder is on it stops the rest of the machine from working. Push the bobbin winder mechanism to the left and see if your machine will work.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin spindle won't spin

Check the bobbin winder rubber, it may be worn or broken and insufficient friction against handwheel to turn.........or a thread jam around spindle is stopping the spin. In this case, carefully unwind, DO NOT cut thread.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin winder won't spin Cannot load bobbin

Can be dirt or particles that have made it stuck with friction and so a resetting /overhauling with good oiling, degresing will resolve the matter, provided there is wearing off in the drive.
First use a degreasing spray before you can disemble.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Manual for older kenmore sewing machine

Manual Here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/1006108L.pdf

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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