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Thread goes off screw when i start sewing

When i start to sew, the thread goes crazy. it won't stay in place...it's ridiculous. it literally flies off the screw. have a kenmore machine which is 5 or 6 years old and no idea where the manual is.
am i threading the machine incorrectly?
(i'm very new at this)

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Could it be that the feed dogs are down? I also have the 15358 and when I opened the bobbin area to clean it, I had this problem. Apparently, when you open the clips around the outside of the casing, it pushes the lever that adjusts the feed dogs to the right (lowering them). I didn't even realize it at first. Check your manual for adjusting this lever to raise the feed dogs. That might solve your problem.

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