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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.
Thanks. Mary

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Mary, just re-thread the upper and make sure the threaded is seated between the tension disc

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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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!)

How to wind Bobbin Winder Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine 158 12270 158

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Sep 04, 2015 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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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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Thread breaks right away and is all bunched up on the bottom stitch


ok u have a tension problem with the top of you system. also make sure that all thread is caln and no little pieces remain a cleanign kit should of come with your machinee. re thread both of the threads and pull on them there tension shoud be close to one another. use the top tensioner to adjust the top threads tension to amtch the bobbins this should fix the problem. also makle sure yoru not jerking around the material as the machine sews as it moves the neede and the bobbin catch tiomes gets off. use the stomp foot with the machine to help guide the cloth or abric. when you have to change directions. stop sewign and turn that fabric. this should also help prevent the bunching. please feel free to contact me at rdrteck@gmail.com for any further assistance.

Aug 11, 2009 | Kenmore 756A-30BH Mechanical Sewing...

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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

Jul 02, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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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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