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I have an older kenmore sewing machine. I have it threaded and it runs but no stitches are formed

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the thread in the bobbin, it shouldn't be tangled. Remove the cover plate, take out the bobbin by sliding the cover plate to the right. Follow this procedure to fill the bobbin with thread-

  1. Pull the clutch know away from the machine to disengage clutch.
  2. Draw the thread from the spool.
  3. Guide the thread around the bobbin winder thread guide.
  4. Insert the thread through the hole in the bobbin, threading from the inside to the outside.
  5. Put the bobbin on the bobbin winding spindle, and push it to the right.
  6. With the free end of the thread hold in your hand and depress the foot control (if using).
  7. Stop the machine when it has made a few turns and cut the thread close to the hole in the bobbin.
  8. Return the bobbin winder to its original position by moving the spindle to the left and cut the thread.
  9. Push in the clutch knob to engage clutch.
Also see this link for the Use & Care guide for your Kenmore Sewing machine.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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