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Kenmore Sewing Machine model # c877.15

I have a kenmore sewing machine that is a classic machine but I can't figure out how to thread the bobbin please help thanks

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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

Re: Kenmore Sewing Machine model # c877.15

I have a Kenmore as well ,I hope that this will work for you ,too bad that I don't live close to you otherwise I would give a hand. This is the way I fill the bobbin on mine. Mine is located on the top right ,I put the thread into the bobbin hole leaving a small piece of thread hanging for me to hold when I begin the winding, I pull the wheele out to stop the needle from moving while winding, when I am done just push it back in .I run the thread from the spool into the top left it looks like a U turn with a screw go around that without winding just pull it into the bobbin hole. press the foot control and it will begin winding .

Posted on Jul 18, 2007

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try changing the needle
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every thread guide
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How to "tune-up" mechanical Kenmore sewing machine

Sure! Jenny at has several very good, in-depth articles about servicing your own machine, but here are the basic steps:

1. Take out the bobbin case and bobbin holder.
2. Take the needle plate off.
3. Brush out all the old lint in the bobbin area and under the needle plate. Remove any loose bit of thread.
4. Open the head of the machine (should swing open). Clean any lint or thread that's caught in there.
5. Locate your machine's oil ports and put one drop of sewing machine oil (only use sewing machine oil) in each of them. One drop is sufficient. General rule of thumb: Put one drop of oil wherever metal moves against metal.
6. Using unwaxed dental floss, floss the tension disks.
7. Put everything back together.

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I need a manual for a kenmore sewing machine.

hi there,
manuals for kenmore on internet go to search box type " Kenmore sewing machine manual"or you can shown actual threading,dial tension adjustment etc.,...on
on search box type "Kenmore sewing machine repair" happy sewing,regards

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hi there,
on my manual 1581 kenmore show figure on how you thread your bobbins and upper thread.
to thread bobbin insert the thread on one hole of winder holding thread and rotate thread on counter clockwise rotation several times, loop the thread on tension thread and insert bobbins winder on winder shaftat top of your sewing machine push the latch to lock bobbin winder
pull the handwheel to disengage the clutch and to move the winder free rotation.
press the foot pedal to run your winder and thread your bobbins be sure on counterclock wise rotation.
if winder is full of thread this will automatically disengage the shafting winder from clutch.
4843169.jpginsert winder as in fig. check the thread direction
5d74924.jpg 153629c.jpg on figure hold and insert bobbins on shuttle race assymble.

on figure show upper threading.
3cba620.jpg follow the red thread on figure.
you can also check your manual on internet
search box type www.kenmore 1581

have a nice day,rate my fix,thank's a lot

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