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Disengage clutch kenmore sewing machine

How do I disengage the clutch so I can wind the bobbin on a 385.12490

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Http://www.shopyourway.com/manuals/9253 is the manual. Turn the center of the handwheel knob toward to you to disengage the clutch.

Posted on May 26, 2014

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SOURCE: can't get the clutch to disengage so that I can wind the bobbin

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Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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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: 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: BOBBIN WINDER WON'T WIND

bobbin wont wind on sewing machine

Posted on Dec 08, 2010

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SOURCE: the clutch on my kenmore 1310 won't disengage when

May be one of two problems.
1st you should be able to turn the nob about 90-120 degrees. Not a full turn.
If this is not the case follow these steps.

Turn the small screw on the nob about 2 full turns
Carefully turn the nob all the way off.
Inside there is a round part with 3 small prongs on it.
spin that 180 degree and put everything back together.

2nd your clutch is gummed up
You will need to remove the handwheel and motor belt for this.
Remove the nob, small 3 prong part, and motor belt.
Pull the handwheel off (it may be stuck on and hard to get off).
Clean inside the handwheel and the machine main shaft.
Lubricate the Main shaft and put handwheel back on.
When you put the small 3 prong part back on it needs to have the prongs sticking away from the machine.

Hope this fixes your machine

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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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.

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Most of the entry level machines will have either a clutch knob or an automatic release when the bobbin winder mechanizm is engaged (put a bobbin on and more the unit to you right). If it does not disengage the clutch automaticly then either loosen the clutch wheel by turing or pulling. Sometines you have to grab the whole clutch wheel to disenage the mechanism to free wheel while winding the bobbin. Now press you foot control to wind the bobbin.
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Clutch is disengaged only for winding thread onto the bobbin.

When done, re-engage (tighten) clutch and with bobbin in bobbin case, hold needle thread, rotate handwheel until needle is top centre of it's motion then pull threads thru allowing approx 100mm (4") slack .....you are ready to sew.

If this isn't what you were asking, then I'm not sure why you have disengaged the clutch, so more detail please.

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