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Kenmore sewing machine Mfr. Model# 19112 the needle is hitting underneath and breaking thread

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: needle keeps hitting the plate and breaking

possibly off timing,

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: industrial sewing machine top thread breaking

The brother DB 2 series of machines do not use a needle with a flat side. the needle system is DBX1 and are available from size 10 to size 20.
Try using the right needle for the machine and the right size for the thread you are using. this should make it better

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: needles keep breaking & bobbing wont feed thru

First try taking your bobbin case right out of the machine (not sure if this model has a top loading or front loading bobbin, but your manual will help you here) and floss out the tension slot with a piece of strong thread. Don't use waxed dental floss, but non-waxed would work okay. (The bobbin case is the piece that the bobbin sits in.) Look around while you have the machine open and remove any fluff and thread you can see - TURN MACHINE OFF BEFORE DOING THIS! Replace bobbin case. Replace bobbin and make sure it "clicks" into the tension slot.

Then unthread the top of the machine, clean the tension disks by passing a folded dollar bill (or any paper money, depends on what country you are in) through the disks in the direction you thread the machine. Do this several times. Re-thread making sure you follow the correct thread path.

Make sure the needle plate is on firmly.

If after all that it still won't work, I'm sorry to say that it sounds like you have a misaligned needle bar. This commonly happens after you have a major thread snaffoo and needle breakage. The needle gets caught in the thread knot, pulls to the side and breaks but if it gets seriously caught it can pull the needle bar out of place. You cannot put the needle bar back in place yourself - it's a job for the workshop. Don't sew on your machine until it is fixed. The noise you are hearing is likely to be the needle striking against the needle plate or even the bobbin. Your timing will probably need re-setting too and this needs to be done by a qualified technician.

If you really need to sew before you can get your machine into the workshop, and if you can move the needle position on your machine by pressing a "sideways" button of some sort, you could try to get the needle in the centre yourself using this feature. This will not help if it is the timing that is the major problem.
Pam M.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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When I had that happen, it turned out that I had not wound the bobbin thread correctly (it was not wound tight and smooth enough). Wound a new bobbin from scratch, and all worked fine.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: thread keeps breaking on sewing machine

Probably just the needle. Try turning it 180 degrees

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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What is normal tension settings on a kenmore model 158.12112


The tension depends on what you are sewing but usually a 4 -5. Also make sure thread and needle are the correct size for the materials you are sewing. and make sure needle and bobbin are threaded correctly and that needle is not, blunt or bent. :)

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Install a brand new needle. A bent/dull/damaged needle can cause broken thread.

Use only good quality thread--no old thread or bargain bin variety.

Make sure you are using the correct type of needle and thread for the fabric you are sewing.

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Always Raise the Presser Foot then rethread the machine from the beginning. Check that the thread path is correct. Incorrect threading will also cause thread to break. (Make sure the thread is not hanging up on the thread spool causing it to break.)

Set the upper tension somewhere around the midway point (this is the standard factory setting). Test. You will probably need to tweak the tension to get it where the two threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

If the thread continues to break, there may be a burr or nick somewhere on the needle plate or the bobbin area that is catching and breaking the thread.

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Jul 17, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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My thread keeps breaking. bobbin thread seems to be alright, have changed thread, needle.


The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

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My needle thread doesn't break, but when I go to sew, it unthreads itself.


make sure to keep long thread tail for the top & bobbin
of 4 to 6 inches & pulled behind the needle

Aug 04, 2012 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Kenmore sewing machine manual model number 38519112. i want to buy


Manage My Life has the manual available as a free download: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/19062/KENMORE-Electronic-Sewing-L0911546?brand_name_search=385.19112 .
This site has the manual for the 385.19112 available as a hard copy ($20): http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-kenmore-385-19112.aspx or a download ($10) http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-kenmore-385-19112-download.aspx .

I hope this helps.

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(note you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program to read the download versions from either site.)

Jan 06, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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When sewing the top thread breaks and underneath the thread is all balled up. I have a Kenmore Mosel 385.17724.


it sounds like the top thread is not being pulled back up properly
make sure the machine is threaded properly with a new needle. (sorry for stating the obvious)
otherwise you can try
higher thread tension on top thread
larger size needle.
thinner gauge thread
different material

one or more of these should cure the problem

Feb 20, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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My daughter received a new kenmore 19112 with drop in bobbin. We have threaded the machine and dropped in the bobbin but cannot get the needle to loop into the bobbin thread. I know I am probably missing...


Do you have your needle inserted, facing the right way? Flat side faces away from you. If, that doesn't help, take it back to Sears and have the salesperson look at it, you may have a defective machine and you are not an idiot at all. You may as well have one that works right, instead of waiting.

Dec 29, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Thread is bunching underneath fabric


Needle in correct? Be sure your bobbin is not in upside down and turning the wrong way. Possibly the hook that the bobbicase fits in/on has been hit by a needle and caused a burr that is catching the thread as it comes around. The burr would have to be polished off or hook replaced. The machine could be slightly out of time also.

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