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Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 15358 Just got this machine brand new yesterday. I've gone through the manual very carefully to make sure the machine is threaded properly. It's very similiar to my old kenmore I bought back in the earlier 70's. Some slight threading differences but close to the same. anyhoo, I've done all the necessary adjustments inclucing tightening the bobbin by turning the little screw all the way and still the bobbin tension is too loose. I have to tighten the top thread tension wheel all the way to 8 or 9 to make it a little better. I'm using a size 14 needle on a med weight cotton fabric... Any suggestions or others with this problem? thx, cj

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The tensions must match ie. top tension =bottom tension. If the material is not sewn together tightly, that means the tensions are mismatched. Sewing machines will sew whenever the top and bottom tensions are equal (be it very tight or very loose).

We usually advise the customer to not touch the bobbin case tension. When that is not changed, all tension adjustments can be made from the top tension above the needle.

It appears that one of the two tensions (top or bottom) is much tighter then the other. I would reset the tensions to how they came, if you are unfamiliar with sewing machines this may take a little bit of experimenting until you get it back to a standard quality stitch.

The other option would be bring it to a sewing tech. A good mechanic should be able to adjust the machine and your tensions to your fabric (and recommend needle size for your thread/materials) in about an hour.

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http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/38515358.html?p=1

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Or, you might want to contact this company. They say that they have a lot of sewing machine manuals available:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/kenmore-158-10401-sewing-machine-parts.aspx

Here is some information about your Kenmore sewing machine model. It's probably a very nice basic machine and if properly maintained will last many more years.

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1040
1045
1050
1206
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1250
1300
1357
1430
1431
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385.101118
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385.12614
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385.15208
385.15243
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385.15358
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385.160201
385.16120200
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385.16677
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385.19005
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1651
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385.151082
385.15358
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