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Kenmore 100 stitch 385 It will not pull the bobin thread up into the stitch. It does all the fancy patterns but the bobbin thread does not ingage in the stitch. Please help

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Make sure that you have the bobbin threaded correctly, and that you have a tail of 3-4 inches held in your left hand until the top thread catches, make sure you move your handwheel towards you and your needle is inserted with the flat side facing the rear of your machinine.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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I have a Kenmore 385 19153 the thread is breaking any keeps jamming in the bobbin


Could be threaded incorrectly. Remove the thread from the machine. Put in a brand new needle.. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning. (AVOID old or bargain bin thread--might even try a different type of thread.) Check that the thread path is correct. Then put bobbin in the bobbin case and thread it through the tension. Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case. Install the bobbin case in the machine. Start out with the top tension set about the midway point and then tweak it from there to get the appropriate tension.

Pull the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric and gently hold both thread tails in your left hand while you slowly take the first few stitches.

If you continue to have issues, then you may need to have your machine serviced. It could be out of time or perhaps there is a snag or burr that is catching the thread.

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To "wind" a bobbin you can:
1 - Look in your book
2 - Google : how to thread a bobbin on a kenmore "12 stitch"
3 - Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe11QQubfqw
4 - Ask a friend

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1 - Get some 0.5mm stainless steel
2 - Cut two 19mm circles out of the 0.5mm steel
3 - Drill a 6mm hole in the center of each circle
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Kenmore 100 stitch 385 Bobbin thread does not engage into stitch, Needle goes down but thread does not pull up into stitch. Threading bobbin according to diagram on foldout section. replaced the bobbin...


make sure that you have enough of a tail on your thread, at least 3-4 inches and hold it with your left hand until the needle picks up the thread. I am assuming that you have your bobbin threaded correctly and your needle is inserted with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.

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Hi. The most likely reason for this is that the needle is not inserted correctly. There is a flat side to the needle shank that has to be inserted facing a particular way--to the right as you're facing the machine, or to the left, or to the rear, facing away from you. Most modern machines need the flat side of the needle facing to the rear, so try that first. Also make sure the needle isn't bent or dull.
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If the top stitch is loose, then you need to tighten the bobbin tension: if the bottom stitch is loose, tighten the top tension. Hope this helps. It could also be the size needle and thread you are using for a particular fabric. Different fabrics require different notions.

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