The machine is stuck. The motor is working cause I can do bobbin winding. I replaced shuttle hook , thread, bobbin case, and needle but still not working. I tried to rotate hand wheel but it is stuck rotates about 15 degree angle only.
is ther any lock or something/
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Re: kenmore sewing machine 15008100 not working
Was all well and working before you did work on the bobbin area ?
Ensure the machine is unplugged & bobbin winder is set OFF as there is a clutch preventing the needle arm to operate when bobbin winding......remove the needle.
If you take the bobbin and hook out, can you manually rotate the handwheel forwards ?
If yes, this suggests they are not inserted quite right, or the timing is out of adjustment.
Can you rotate the handwheel backwards ? On some machines the clutch allows for reverse travel freely, but only around the 15 degrees you mention forward when the top cover is off.....there may be a broken or dislodged spring unit/armature inside top near the handwheel and bobbin winder assembly that is acting as though the top cover is open (a safety feature)....generally towards the rear of machine and acting like a log thrown into a gear.
This may help straight away, or only just start to unravell the cause....
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I have a Kenmore Sewing Machine 12912 and it is jammed as well. I cannot turn the knob at all and have taken the bobbin out, oiled the machine and nothing helps. Did you get your machine to finally work? I borrowed this one and need to return it.
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Use a new different bobbin...plastic bobbins are notorious for melting and then don't work. Also, take your time winding the bobbin...a nice even wind will center the bobbin. Speed demons cause the bobbin to be unevenly wound and off center. Good luck!
The bobbin winder doesn't spin and I can't wind the bobbin. ... What will release thebobbin winder that is stuck to the right on my Kenmore sewing machine model 385.17826690? Why won't my bobbin holder thread to the top on my Sears Kenmore sewing machine model 385.17928?
It sounds like the lower shuttle is out of place. You should be able to take out the bobbin case and unlatch the shuttle. It will probably be in 2 pieces. Clean out the dust behind it and replace the shuttle pieces. You may have to fiddle with it a little to get them back in place. Then you can test it by manually turning the wheel. Make sure the bobbin is placed into the bobbin case and that the bobbin turns in the direction that you pull the thread.
I take it you have a shuttle with a bobbin inside. Remove bobbin and attach it to the bobbin winder by the balance wheel, wind bobbin and while holding shuttle point downwards drop the into the shuttle, pull thread down to the bottom of side slot and then straight up under tension spring, load shuttle back into machine pointed towards you tension screw up
best suggestion try inserting new needle. cotton up the top suggests needle problem or incorrect top thread tension, this would effect the feed dog. Because thread is black and most recent use was with pink, the problem thread was already there perhaps in cavity above bobbin but below throat plate. I have had this happen and nothing will move, untill needle released. The bobbin holder tension may also need adjusting after the knots of black cotton are removed.
Open the bobbin cover and remove the bobbin from your machine. Examine
the bobbin case and make sure there aren't stray threads jammed into
any grooves. If you see clumps or strands of thread, remove them with
your fingers or with tweezers.
Look over how the bobbin is positioned in the case and whether or not
it is inserted correctly. Different machines hold the bobbin in
different ways and some machines don't use a bobbin case. Consult your
machine's manual for the proper way for its bobbin to be inserted.
Make sure the thread is wound evenly on the bobbin. If your thread has
large sections of loose loops sticking out from the rest of the thread,
they easily could be causing the problem. Rewind the bobbin, if needed.
Clean the shuttle mechanism and the bobbin case with a small soft
brush, such as a make-up brush, and a dust cloth. Remove as much dust
and tiny fiber pieces as possible. Resist the urge to blow into the
machine to clear away dust, this can send debris farther back into the
machine, causing more serious problems.
Oil the movable pieces of the shuttle by putting a few drops of sewing
machine oil on a Q-tip and rubbing the Q-tip over the hinge-like
turning areas. Do not add too much oil to the machine; one drop goes a
Reload your bobbin into the machine and sew a line along a piece of
scrap fabric. Check your thread tension and adjust it as needed
following the manufacturer's instructions. The upper thread should
never show through the bottom and the bobbin thread should never show
through the top.
The shuttle hook will be covered by a plate called the RACE. Its a flat steel plate that sits over the hook and is snapped in place by 2 black coloured snaps.
Looks like you are trying to operate the machine without the race on. try that and it should work.