Question about Kenmore 15616
While sewing with the machine I used the reverse feature but now it only goes reverse. How do I get it to go forward again. Please help!!!!
I have an old Kenmore and here are the directions from my manual: 1. Draw thread from spool through bobbin winder tension discs. 2. Wind thread around an empty bobbin several times. 3. Place bobbin onto bobbin winder shaft with thread coming from rear of bobbin. Push bobbin winder latch against bobbin until it clicks. 4. Release clutch by turning clutch knob toward you. Start machine.
Posted on Aug 09, 2007
SOURCE: Machine will only sew in reverse
Does the machine only feed in reverse?
Will the machine feed as normal(forward).
If the machine will only work in reverse, then it is highly likely it is stuck in reverse and needs a good service to free it off.
It is very difficult trying to diagnose the problem without looking at the machine. A reasonable sewing machine tech should be able to sort the problem in no time at all.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
SOURCE: Machine sews only in reverse
Be sure you are in the correct stitch pattern...if you are on a buttonhole stitch or a stretch stitch it normal for the machine to sew backwards. Be sure your length is to the right of 0 and not in a strtch stitch model or buttonhole mode.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
its not easy sewing left handed is it? i think that oil has got into the switch and you have lost forwards drive now,,give it a good wiggel about till it clears it out, if it was working ok the last time you used it its just got a bit sticky thats all,,,i hope you used a light oil?
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
I had this happen with my Bernina - the lever was gummed up with lubricant and lint.
Use a hair dryer to warm up area where the lever is to see if this will free it.
If not, the machine needs to go in for service.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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