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Kenmore Model 385.16231300

Hi,
Apparently google has not heard too much about my machine. I have a problem with my bobbin thread. I have been sewing on this machine for a few years now and have always had a tiny bit of bobbin problem. I am now trying to sew a hem to denim and my bobbin tension is nonexistant.

My manual says to adjust the bobbin treading mess with the tension on my top stitch. That is not helping too much. There is not bobbin casing to adjust the tension and my manual does not show how to properly place the bobbin. My guess is that I am not laying out the thread properly when I put the bobbin in. I can't find any pictures on how this should look.

Please help,

Jodi

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the same model.  Please tell me how you fixed the problem.  I need to hem a pair of jeans.  Thank you.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    i have the same problem however it starts out fine sews perfect for about 36 in then starts to screw up has had this problem for over a year now and no one seems to know why

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I discovered the same problem. What I figured out (after having the machine "repaired" several times) is that it seems as if the bobbin type may be the suspect. I started looking closely and it seems as if I have 2 different types of bobbins. So, I tried both types. Since I don't know the bobbin number(s), you will have to put up with my description .... the bobbin that is flat, top & bottom, seems to bunch up. The bobbin "bounces" when I sew. The bobbins that are rounded on the top and bottom don't seem to "bounce" and it doesn't bunch up the lower thread. Now, I have read my manual front to back and it does not say what bobbin type or number to use. So, if anyone knows, it would be a great help. I am assuming the correct bobbin is the "class 66" bobbin. Does anyone know for sure?

Posted on Apr 29, 2011

  • grali99 May 01, 2014

    Well, after trying many solutions, I think I figured it out. I called the Sears parts phone number, it's listed in the manual, and ordered their bobbins. It is not as convenient as picking them up at the fabric store, but since I have changed all of my bobbins over to the "official/recommended" bobbins, I have not has this problem again. I have been working on many different types of fabric, from sheers to a heavy plastic outdoor table cloth fabric. I have not had the problem reoccur. I dislike the fact that Kenmore does not state, in their manual, that their bobbins are the only ones that will work properly. Good luck everyone!

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