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Model 19131 kenmore blue needles. what needle currently replaces the kenmore "Q" needles that can no longer be purchased?

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If the needle bar is no longer available, the current needle bar can be repaired by cutting new threads in it and changing the screw. Not simple but not rocket science either.Most mechanics can do this.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine 385.1960180, problem with needle centering

That sounds like it's definitely an internal adjustment. The machine will need to be opened up and the left/right adjustment taken care of. Is this machine one that you can open the top easily, or is it the type that has the front and rear shell?

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SOURCE: Necchi Heavy Duty Sewing machine model 3205FA,

Generally when the needle does not pick up the bobbin thread, it means the needle is either too far in or just plain the wrong length. YOu might want to try lowering the needle just a hair and see if that helps.

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Are you inserting the needle fully into clamp? You may have a bad lot of needles that werent straight. Try sewing by hand with machine to see exactly where and when needle breaks, then you might be able to solve problem.

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The needle is hitting the bobbin case on my kenmore sewing machine 385.1884180

Have you tried installing a brand-new needle? If the current needle is bent or damaged, it could be why it is hitting the bobbin case. If a new needle does not take care of the issue, you may need to take it for service.


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Your problem has been posted against the Elna 2007 mechanical sewing machine - not sure if this is your machine but it shouldn't make much difference. All domestic sewing machines have very similar needle placement.

The needle bar is the piece that goes up and down and holds the needle. There is usually a housing at the bottom with a thumb screw that is used to secure the needle. To change, turn your flywheel towards you until the needle is at its highest point. Turn off the motor or unplug machine for safety. Hold the needle with one hand and undo the thumb screw with the other. Insert a new needle into the housing FLAT SHANK TO THE BACK, all the way up into the housing, then tighten the thumb screw.

Standard domestic sewing machine needles are coded 130/705H and almost all makes and models will use this type of needle. Industrial machines are different and some overlockers/sergers will use a slightly longer needle called ELX.

The important thing is to change the needle regularly, about 4-6 sewing hours is maximum before the point starts to go blunt. If you can hear a squeaking or popping sound as you stitch, this is most likely a blunt needle. Also use the right sized and type of needle for the work you are doing. So for knits and jerseys, use a ball point needle to avoid skipped stitches. For lycra use a stretch needle coated with blue, helps with this synthetic fibre.

For wovens, use a sharp or universal point but pick the right size for the weight of fabric. Sheers, organza and fine silks, use a 60. Lightweight cottons, use 70. Medium weight fabrics use a 80 etc, right up to 110 size for coated upholstery fabrics. There are special needles for denim too as this is a very densly woven fabric so again, a blue coating helps to get the needle through the fibres.

I trust this helps you to resolve your problem.

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Don't know if this is helpful...but I have a very old Kenmore and 2 Brothers. I used the same needles with all 3 machines. No problems.

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I have this machine also. Make sure your needle has been placed the right way around w/flat of back needle to back entry port. Also raise the needle up to the highest point it will go, sometime the alighmnet is off and if this doesn't work then you may need a service call.This machine is made by Janome for Kenmore, so most Janome parts will fit yours too.

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Hi there, The different colors only correspond with the size of the needle. Green is actually a size 18 (110) needles which is basically as big as they come! your best bet would be to go with a size 11 (75) or 12 (80) needle. For the Kenmore color coding it would blue or orange respectively. Hope this helps

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You should use a blue needle or a ball point needle for when sewing knits or synthetic fabrics.

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If the needle bar is no longer available, the current needle bar can be repaired by cutting new threads in it and changing the screw. Not simple but not rocket science either.Most mechanics can do this.

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