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Kenmore 27-stitch machine jamming badly in bobbin

We have two Kenmore 16782 machines and both are jamming badly in the bobbin casing. I have changed bobbins, needles, re-threaded, vaccuumed and cleaned many times but the problem continues. Help!

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Sounds like a timing issue. Did you attempt to force fabric through too quickly? Sometimes this can alter the bobbin's tension, and alter the timing of the machine as a whole as well. Not a cheap fix, sadly(Local to me, for example, this will cost about 70 bucks to have fixed. Do NOT try to do this yourself, leave it to the professionals, there are more moving parts in a sewing machine than in a space shuttle.)

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Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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Good day!

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Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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