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Threading bobbin I have a Kenmore model 158, How come I can't get my bobbin thread to go on even when I am adding thread to my bobbin. I do not have a manual left. It is a old machine but I have forgotten what I need to do. I think I have it threaded correctly. Help me please. Thanks, Janet

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Hi Janet
Sorry to seem a bit thick but I am not sure what you mean.
Have a look at this website, in addition to various manuals they have a threading page.
If you cannoy find what you need email them and they will help.
www.kenmoremanuals.com

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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Probably best to raise the presser foot when threading so the thread will seat in the tension disk.

Before trying to sew, be sure to oil your machine with fresh, good quality sewing machine oil. Open the top, the side near the needle bar, and turn it on its back to get the underside. Place a couple drops of oil every place that metal rubs on metal. Adding hot air from a handheld hairdryer will make the oil effective quicker.

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Place the bobbin in the bobbin case making sure the thread feeds clockwise. Draw the thread through the slot on the case. Continue to draw under the tension spring and through the opening pulling out about 6" of thread. Hold the latch open, position the bobbin case into the suttle and release the latch. THe case should lock into place when the latch is relaeased.

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