Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
Machine will sew for an inch or so and then it kind of gets stuck and the thread breaks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bobbin thread breaks
Make sure your bobbin thread is turning clockwise as it sits in the bobbin case. There is a screw on the outside of the bobbin case you can turn with your thumb slightly to adjust tension. If you dangle the case from the thread and give it a light ****, it should move down slightly when doing so-an indicator of good bobbin tension.
Posted on May 20, 2008
I have this same machine, it belonged to my husbands grandmother and was given to me after she passed. I let it sit for a few years before I got it out to use it, it was just too emotional. I had this same problem, and after cleaning, it worked fine. I followed the instructions in the manual for taking out the bobbin, bobbin case and metal parts that hold it in the machine. (there are pictures in the manual to help you take it out, take it apart, and put it back in... sounds hard but it's really not). I used a tooth brush to get all of the dust bunnies out (you could go over with a vacuum hose too, after the toothbrush cleaning). After I did this it worked fine. You may want to look in the manual about oiling the machine, if it's been years since it's been done, that might help to. Hope you get it working! I love this machine, it works well and is good quality. (they don't make sewing machines like they used to, the only one I'll buy is a Kenmore!)
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
You do not say what model you have. Check this site out, if you need a manual.
What you need to do is to give it a good cleaning.
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE SCREWS WITH THE PARTS TAKEN OFF AND MAKE NOTE OF HOW YOU TAKE THING APART SO YOU CAN GET IT BACK TOGETHER
If this is the old metal machine, (I love them) remove the screws and plate on the top, (set this aside)
remove screw and part from the left side of machine, (set aside)
remove the needle (note how needle comes out, flat side in the back)
remove the needle plate
You are now able to see most of the inner workings of the machine
Using a can of air (do not put too close to machine parts) dust all the open parts. Can also use old fime paint brushes to get into dmall areas
now using ONLY sewing machine oil, TURN the hand wheel by hand, put a drop of oil on parts that go in and out of each other, rub over each other (on top, over the needle area and in the bobbin area, (IN bobbin area you can use a q-tip with oil to rub the area)
If turning the hand wheel by hand to oil moved freely, you can plug in machine and run machine to get the oil in all the parts (this will lubricate the parts you just oiled.
Put machine back together,
Use the air agsin to dust between the tension disks.
When winding the bobbin, make sure it winds even up and down.
thread machine and try
MAKE SURE YOUR BOBBIN THREAD AND TOP THREAD ARE PULLED TO THE BACK BEFORE SEWING AND HOLD THE THREADS FOR THE FIRST FEW SITCHES, IF NOT THE MACHINE WILL PULL THE THREADS AND YOU WILL GET BREAKAGE
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you for your advise. I know the machine needed oiled. The thread still breaks, but now it will sew a little longer before the thread breaks."
It sound like it is not threaded properly or the tension is too tight, You should be able to pull on the thread manually without breaking it
look for your manual here
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
SOURCE: The bobbin thread breaks
if upper thread is breaking
1. needle in backward
2.upper tension to tight-check manual for proper setting
3.needle maybe bent-try rolling needle on flat surface to see if it's bent & if so replace
4.thread may hang on bobbin case-check area for lent or fragments of old threads
5. knotty or cheap thread-always use good quality thread
if lower thread is breaking
1.the most probable cause of lower thread breaking is an inproperly wound bobbin
3.lint built up in case
4. thread catching on a spring or latch
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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