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Kenmore 10 sewing machine jam?

I have a Kenmore 10 sewing machine. I don't know much about machines and I inherited the machine without the manual. Anyhow, I lifted up the piece to insert a new needle and it went up with some struggle and I have no idea how to get it back down so I can continue sewing. I'm not sure if it's jammed or if I'm just not doing something properly.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 385. 11607 needle jams into shuttle or shuttle race

had same problem. took thread out...that worked. thanks drazil

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Thread jams in bobbin area

well i have done the same thing , all u need to do is if you see the screws that hold the bobbin area you un screwq thoes and get you a pair of scisors and cut around the knoted mess and all you do is work with it until it is all out and you dont realy want to pull on it to much you know just work it around so it gets lose so that you can cut it out thin you put it back together and try it out.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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Could it be that the feed dogs are down? I also have the 15358 and when I opened the bobbin area to clean it, I had this problem. Apparently, when you open the clips around the outside of the casing, it pushes the lever that adjusts the feed dogs to the right (lowering them). I didn't even realize it at first. Check your manual for adjusting this lever to raise the feed dogs. That might solve your problem.

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SOURCE: Everyting I try to use my sew machine it jams.

Make sure top tension is correct and set on five and has no fluff stuck in your tension unit.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: My sewing machine keeps jamming and the needles

maybe it sounds like the feed dog is out of alignment, and the needle hits when it travels up and down breaking the needle

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