I have a manual, and the right size bobbin a 15k; but I cannot get the thread to wind around the bobbin. What am I doing wrong, its not even pulling from the thread, could it be that the tenion is not tight enought or maybe too tight?
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thread the upper part and the needle put presser foot down hold loose end of thread with felt hand and turn the wheel with right . the needle goes down shuttle wraps the bobbin thread around the upper and when needle comes up the bobbin thread will be with it . OR have yo MOMMA SHOW U HOW
try changing the needle try rethreading the machine top & make sure to use every thread guide make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case it's also possible that the machine may need to be checked to see if there is a timing problem
I can't find a manual for that exact model, but I found a service manual and instruction manual for a 11206630. They will, hopefully, be close to your machine. Normanlly, when the model numbers are that close, the manuals are very close as well.
The links are http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/133369/KENMORE-Mechanical-Sewing-1008846L?brand_name_search=Kenmore+11206+Sewing+Machine and
If you don't have one,
I'am not sure what this machine looks like,
On the top part of the machine, put your thread on the thread spool,(on the right) the thread should be brought over to the left side and wraped around a small button looking piece. then brought back towards the spool of thread, bring the thread through a small hole in the bobbin, pul 2-3inch out, place the bobbin on the small metal bobbin holder and push to the right,
make sure pressure foot is up. you will need to loosen the hand wheel, hold the hand wheel with the left and and with the right hand turn the center circle back to it loosend (counter clockwise)
Put the bobbin on the short metal stick on top of the machine. Unthread the machine. Put the spool of thread on the tall, left side stick on top of the machine. Take the thread and wrap it counter clockwise around the circular, short, metal thing on the left side of the top of the machine, only 180 degrees. Thread the thread through the hole in the bobbin (which should be on top). Press the bobbin to the right, into the little white thing. Pull the turning wheel on the right side of the machine out. While holding the end of the thread, softly press the presser foot so that the thread goes around the bobbin a few times. After that, cut the end down to the bobbin. Now, press the presser foot down and wind the bobbin until it stops on it's own.
all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up, needle. Beginning
with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the
tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test
it to make sure the tension is working correctly. (To do this
test,adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something
in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the
tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the
thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test,
continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread
guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and
turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left
side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are
some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your
bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.
To wind the bobbin, guide the thread around the thread guide on the left top of your machine, then to the bobbin winder. Wind the thread around the bobbin several times, place the bobbin on top of the bobbin winder, push it against the wheel and press the foot pedal. It should stop winding when the bobbin is full or you take your foot off the control
I have a Kenmore as well ,I hope that this will work for you ,too bad that I don't live close to you otherwise I would give a hand. This is the way I fill the bobbin on mine.
Mine is located on the top right ,I put the thread into the bobbin hole leaving a small piece of thread hanging for me to hold when I begin the winding, I pull the wheele out to stop the needle from moving while winding, when I am done just push it back in .I run the thread from the spool into the top left it looks like a U turn with a screw go around that without winding just pull it into the bobbin hole. press the foot control and it will begin winding .