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How to tighten belt on kenmore 1410 sewing machine

Bel.t is loose.wheel will not run with needle

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore 1168280 (Old machine not used much)

Untangle any mess under and around the needleplate very gingerly trimming threads as you go if necessary....remove and clear.

Undo the needle clamp and remove the remains of the needle.

Open the door for the bobbin and bobbin case and undo the clips holding the hook in place......don't force anything, just ease any tangle loose slowly.

You may want to take a photo of how it goes back together if unfamiliar, or lay the bits out sensibly, so you can replace easily later.

Inside the bobbin/hook area is the most likely region for thread jamming the motion of everything, so make sure all is clear and clean, then.......

Without replacing the bobbin or hook, test the handwheel after cleaning before re-assembly.

You may also want to check the take-up crank for thread jams........the small arm in the top cover that moves up/down to "take-up" the top thread has a cam attached to the top shaft and often tangles thread around the shaft, open the L side cover to access.......remove thread by unwinding handwheel manually ....again be patient and careful not to break threads.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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geemarie
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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine- needle problem

either your sewing machine needs to be cleaned of lint and dust in this area or your needle is bent. I would do the cleaning and install a new needle. Also make sure that your bobbin is sitting properly and tight in its case. Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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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: 1471 Pfaff sewing machine will not reengage needle

I have a similar probllem except that I have the spring but am not too sure where it goes.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

SOURCE: kenmore sewing machine mod 1703 motor runs but

By 'The wheel the belt is on' you mean the motor pully? If that is so obviously some oil has some how made way on the pully and the belt. Try to remove the belt and clean both wheels and the belt free of oil. This shd slove the problem.

If it doest then please send a photo of the arrangement showing pully and belt. U didnt mention if the machine is old or new. Did u oil it recently before trouble developed?


Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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Kenmore sewing machine motor running belts moving but needle not going up and down


Is there a clutch that allows you to move the fabric through without the needle stitching (usually a knob in the centre of the wheel. That could be loose or worn.

Jul 18, 2017 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Sorry the needle is not going down,


Needles will not go down for:
1. The lock on the hand wheel isn't locking. Try this
a. Loosen the lock like you're going to wind a bobbin.
b. Loosen screw that is on the side of the lock. (sometimes front)
c. Tighten the lock just like when you're going to sew.
d. Tighten the screw that is on the side of the lock.(sometimes front)
e. Turn hand wheel by hand. Did the needle rise and fall?
2. The drive belt isn't moving the shaft.
a. Remove the top of the sewing machine.
b. You will most likely have to remove the panel on the end where the hand wheel is.
c. Turn your hand wheel to see if the belt is moving the shaft or is it broken?
d. Replace if you need to. (look at wear). Loosen the motor.
e. Make your motor run (foot pedal) slowly. Tighten the belt by pushing on the motor while it is running. When the motor is placed at the right place the motor will be moving with very little drag. (This will need a listening ear)
f. At this point tighten motor and retest for the speed and drag.

Mar 21, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why doesn't the needle go down?


1. If the machine motor is running you can see if the bobbin winder is functioning. If so then you need to tighten the hand wheel lock.
2. If it doesn't work try loosening the screw on the hand wheel lock. 3. Try to tighten the wheel lock now.
4. Now, tighten the screw.
5. If it still isn't functioning you may need to loosen the motor and replace the belt.
6. Belt. Remove old belt. Put new one on while motor is loose. Tighten the motor while you keep the machine running at a slow speed. As you tighten the motor there will be a point the motor speed rises the most. Tighten the motor there and recheck afterwards.

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Janome new home 580


so, the belt adjustment screw is stuck? loosening+ tightening the belt is an abnormal requirement unless the previous owner messed with it. the belt should be neither too loose or tight. both conditions will mess up sewing. this is where experience with a variety of machines comes in handy. i can tell by the feel of the belt. it should be firm. a displacement of around 3/4" is a general guide when lightly pulling it toward the front of the machine(toward you.) belt tension, upper thread tension, and bobbin race tension are difficult subjects for those not used to sewing. very important also to use the correct needle for each project. what needle size+point did u use for sewing velcro?

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Bobbin tread is loose when sewing on cotton material Have adjusted tension, it is on 9. It is fine when I sew denim, which I sew a lot but I am trying to sew cotton now. I have cleanned machine, changed...


Have you checked not only the top tension but also the bottom (bobbin) tension? Top tension is usually a lever wheel etc on the machine (depending on model). To tighten the bobbin tension you need to tighten the small screw on your bobbin casing.

I don't suppose it could be as simple as this?

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hi there,
push or pull hand wheel clutch to engage
motion of needle and shutter.

if not check belt on downside of hand
wheel open cover motor,loosen bolt cover
see belt check if engage on pulley by
holding hand wheel move belt if
hand wheel move,if not tighten screw on
pulley from hand wheel and moter.
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Oct 26, 2008 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Kenmore model 158-12392


It is a clutch issue.

If you can turn the handwheel manually and the motor belt is running OK but the needle will not move, you will need to check the clutch mechanism for the bobbin winder.


There are three ways for the clutch to engage, and as I do not know your machine, I offer all three for you to see which applies to yours.

Flick winder to the left to engage needle arm motion.......it may activate automatically when the winder is set to wind a new bobbin and de-activate the needle arm

or

there may be a small wheel inside the larger handwheel....tighten the inner wheel to engage needle arm...

or

the handwheel may have a push/pull action ....push in to activate the clutch, pull out for bobbin winding.

If there is any more you need to ask or update your info to refine the question, just post back here, or drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at www.bargainbox.com.au

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