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Bobbin winder does not work

Have a Kenmore 17651 and bobbin winder won't work

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You have to make sure that the hand wheel is engaged. To engage it, push it in, to disengage, pull it out.

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The bobbin may be stripped, or the bobbin winder might be stripped; try it with a different bobbin, to rule out the bobbin being the issue; if that doesn't work, look closely at the bobbin winder to see if it has been damaged. You may be able to adjust it's shape with a pliers

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The bobbin on my kenmore sewing machine model 158.15720 won't spin to wind the bobbin. I oiled it but it didn't help. The belt is a little loose. Could replacing it help?


most machines will have a rubber o ring as part of the bobbin winding mechanism, when you engage the bobbin winder, this o-ring will move over against the main engine drive wheel and this then makes the bobbin spindle turn. So yes, you may need to replace the rubber o-ring, they can perish and wear. Called Bobbin Winder Tyre, you could try www.sewingpartsonline.com, they have loads of Kenmore models listed but can't see yours. However, if you email them, they should be able to advise what part number it is. If you start by opening up the machine case and take a look at the bobbin winder area first, you may find this rubber has split or perished.

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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
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5d74924.jpg 153629c.jpg on figure hold and insert bobbins on shuttle race assymble.

on figure show upper threading.
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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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Bobbin winder does not work on Model 17651


You have to make sure that the handwheel is engaged by pushing it in. When you are through, you have to pull it out.

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Bobbin winder does not work on Model 17651


Make sure that the hand wheel is engaged by pushing it in. To disengage, pull it out.

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