Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
When trying to do a zig zag type stitch or any decorative stitch, the needle will only stay straight. i have followed all instructions, oiled the machine, it just wont to the desings the way it should. the needle just stays in its place and i end up with a bunch of thread in one sport where the design (looping designs) should have been. any advise?
I have this machine and love it too. I am glad to see I was passed down a great machine from a great person. I do not have the arm cover to the machine or any cams, extra feet or Manuel. I have made do for many years but would like to know where to get parts.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Hello. First thing make sure your feed dogs are in the UP position. Secondly, make sure your Special Stitch Selector is on the zig zag design. Adjust your Stitch Width Control to your preference (1-4), select your stitch length (any numer), put the Special Stitch Modifier on the RED DOT, and use your size zag presser foot and needle plate.
You are lucky to have the 158.1914. It is becoming one of the most desirable machines because of it's 1.2 amp motor and sturdiness, as well as being gear driven. I use two of them in my business and prefer them over my newer computerized machines any day.
Do you have a manual? If you do not have a manual, please let me know. I may be able to help you.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Maybe a stupid question, but do you have the width selector to it's widest setting?
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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