Question about Kenmore 15212 Mechanical Sewing Machine
The handwheel on the kenmore 15212 will not turn and it is engaged
Is there something I can do to fix it?
First check for thread tangled in the bobbin area and remove it & any lint and etc.
If it is a top loader you must remove the metal needle plate, if front loader, there will be two black clips holding the bobbin case secure with a retaining collar........as you remove them be careful to note the position and orientation of the bits so when you re-assemble, you know where everything goes......a couple of digi-photos are not a bad idea for this.
If there is no thread jam, the shaft, either upper or lower, may be seized......if you can remove the top and bottom casings, a little penetrating spray (WD40 etc) may work, leave for an hour and try to work it free by hand back and forth gently....sometimes it can take several applications and many days depending on the level of corrosion.
Don't "drown" it in oil, and having something like kitchen towel around inside the carcass to absorb excess and runoff.
If you have a casing that is moulded in 2 sections (front & rear) rather than several panels for top, sides and bottom, DO NOT ATTEMPT to open it, you will spend an age in frustration and probably break the casing, they are the devil to open when you have a service manual and NOT something you want to try at home. If you have the 2 piece case, try spraying inside with the small tube attachment on the can via bobbin winder hole, behind and to the right of the bobbin region and any where else you can get the tube, a couple of quick shots in several locations, go and have a nice cup of tea then come back and check for any movement.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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