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Older Kenmore sewing machine stops due to threads bunched

How do I fix this? Older Kenmore sewing maching. Tthe machine stops after about an inch of sewing and there are a dozen threads multiplying with each turn of the wheel near the bobbin mechanism. I've taken out the bobbin, cleaned out the moving parts, and tried different thread. All worked perfectly until this random problem occured.
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Mary, just re-thread the upper and make sure the threaded is seated between the tension disc

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My sewing machine sears Kenmore model148.13101.the feed dogs aren't engaging and pulling the material thru and bobbin thread is bunching up


Probably more than one issue involved. The machine is an older mechanical and possibly is seizing due to lack of regular cleaning and oiling.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

When threading the top thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot. Set the top tension at the midway point and then tweak the tension until the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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How do I refill the thread bobbin on a Kenmore sewing maching,,model 148-19371


You can try a couple of YouTube videos:

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(do not wind the bobbin as fast as he does as it tends to stretch the thread and also could cause the spool to fly off the machine!)

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Problem sewing


You may need to tighten your upper thread tension or loosen the tension on your bobbin. I don't know if you are using a newer model sewing machine or an older one; but if it is like mine, there is a little screw on the bobbin you turn to loosen the tension.
My Kenmore sewing machine bunches up on the bottom if I am using a different type of thread in the bobbin than I am using on the top part of the sewing machine.

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Why would hand wheel be binding or stopping sew machine in one area


Needle may be having a hard item getting through a thick wad of fabric -- use a heavier-size needle. Or, threads have bunched up and need to be cut to release the machine. Check the underside of fabric for bunching threads in that case -- and adjust your top tension.

Dec 10, 2013 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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My bobbin thread is bunching up underneath. I have taken the bobbin out and the bobbin assembly out but it still is doing it.


Gayle,

In a sewing maching, for the thread not to bunch up, there are two thread tension tighteners. One each for the bottom and the top threads. The top thread tensioner is a nut that tightens or loosens the thread tension. The thread passes under this nut. While for the bottom thread it is two screws on the casing for the bobbin. These two screws hold a small strip of metal to the casing and the thread passes under this strip.

To be able to get proper tension on both the threads you have to strike a balance on both the top and the bottom threads. If the difference is not much then you can do with varying only one of them, usually the top one for ease of functioning.

Since you say that the thread is bunching uo on the bobbin side, ie, the bottom, means that the top thread is too tight and must be loosened. You cant do it in the first go. It may take you a few attempts to get it correct, so do not loose heart if it is taking time.

All the best.

Jan 27, 2011 | Kenmore 11101 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have an older kenmore sewing machine. It's been


When I have run into similar problems with my older Singer, it's because there is a bit of thread caught somewhere in the bobbin mechanism that doesn't allow the shuttle to run freely. Take the bobbin assembly apart and use a bright light to see if you see any bits of thread in there.

Good luck and let me know if this works!

Jan 14, 2010 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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M machine stopped working properly. The lower thread is bunching, knotting and the fabric is being pulled into the bobbin compartment. The machine also makes loud noise. thanks


bunching lower thread is actually the upper thread not having enough tension due to mis-threading or wrong tension setting

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Manual for older kenmore sewing machine


Manual Here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/1006108L.pdf

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