Question about Sewing Machines
My sewing machine is older (Kenmore 158.18131) and hasn't been used for a while, and on taking it out, I discovered that it is very difficult to turn the hand wheel. It's so stuck that the motor can't make the mechanism turn, even though it sounds like it's running fine. I oiled all the points shown in the user manual, inside and out, cleaned the bobbin case, and checked that there's no thread stuck anywhere.
Do I need to get it professionally cleaned, and how much would that be vs. just buying a new one? (this one is maybe 20 years old)
Machine wheel locked,what should I do?
Posted on May 18, 2010
Hair! If you have longer hair and if you get stragglers, check the thread take up lever assembly. A few rotating barrels that wind up the hair like a vacuum's beater bar. That's what happened to mine. Loosen any set screws and pry apart with one hand and work the hair out with a tool such as needlenose pliers. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
SOURCE: bobbin threading
hi! well! everything is gonna be fine,make sure the thread was wine on clockwise rotation as shown on figures if this similar to your bobbins anyway this is just a sample how to set up bobbinsthe thread is inserted on slot of bobbins case to acquire a tension tread. then hold bobbins on spindle while the needle of machine is on higher position.as shown on figuresthen inset this on shuttle hook case as shown on figures.then after bobbins was set up on shuttle case the thread of bobbins will hook up by the thread of needle by rotating the handwheel manually by your hand be sure the top thread was set up properly.just let me know if the procedure can help.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
You put the hook (the half moon thing with a sharp point on it) in the machine by placing it opposite the little curved bar. Make sure it is seated properly on the ridge. The you take the race, the circular part with a small plate on the top and place that over the hook(the plate side will be facing up). It will only fit a certain way, it could have a slot that a notch fits into (that is usually how it goes). Then slide the arms over it and they will snap into place. Once done, turn the handwheel and make sure everything moves smoothly. If not, you'll need to start over as something isn't seated correctly. Then you can install the bobbin case as usual.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
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