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Clutch does not engage on kenmore 1914 sewing machine

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SOURCE: Bobbin won't wind

I also have the 15358. You probably forgot to "lock" the bobbin winder. After you put the bobbin case on it's peg, push the peg to the right until you hear a click. Then after you disengage the clutch, the bobbin will wind.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: can't tighten clutch on Kenmore zig zag sewing machine.

The clutch has fallen off the shaft. Remove the very small screw in the clutch release screw to remove the clutch release. Place the clutch(round thing with ears on it) back on the shaft with the center ears pointing towards the outside. Put the clutch release screw back on. Tighten it to make sure it works
properly. Put the small screw back in the clutch release screw and test it again. If it will not tighten or release properly, remove the clutch ,rotate it180 degrees and try it again.This should solve your problem.
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch won't release.

This what you do, get a wide blade screwdriver, place the screwdriver blade on one of the slots or grooves on the stop motion wheel on the left hand side as you look at the machine from the end, the the top of the handle a good thump and you will find it will release, don't over tighten once you have freed it off.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin winder will not spin on sewing machine

If you take the top off you will see a tiny rubber tire that engages the winder to the handwheel. Over time they get really soft are really hard and disintgrate. If you have a local sewing shop take the old one in and get a new one to slip on it takes only a few minutes and cost usually less that $2.00

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: my kenmore sewing machine won't wind the bobbin

Not all models are the same.

You will have to refer to the manual to see what needs to be engaged or disengaged.

On some machines, this is loosening the center knob on the handwheel and moving the bobbin pin to the right or the winding knob to the left.

There are threading/bobbin winding guides sewusa.com where you may find your model or one that is similar.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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