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Sears Kenmore 1168280 (Old machine not used much)

Sewing a pillow case and suddenly the needle won't move --- at all. With pliers broke needle, removed fabric. The large wheel which runs the needle etc. won't budge. The bobbin feature works. To engage this feature, have to unlock wheel. All that is fine. Just the needle won't move. Any ideas? Thanks. Lisa

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    needle moves fabric won't and have to use a lot of force to move it when sewing

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I just got a used Kenmore 15008, could not move clutch wheel, motor straining and not moving it. Bobbin area is clear. Took it apart, clutch wheel off, bottom panel, and used liquid wrench on anything I could reach. Motor runs ok, without clutch engaged but needle does not go up and down unless I use a pliers on the rod inside the hand wheel, using a lot of force. It may have been seized up. Any suggestions or adjustments?



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Untangle any mess under and around the needleplate very gingerly trimming threads as you go if necessary....remove and clear.

Undo the needle clamp and remove the remains of the needle.

Open the door for the bobbin and bobbin case and undo the clips holding the hook in place......don't force anything, just ease any tangle loose slowly.

You may want to take a photo of how it goes back together if unfamiliar, or lay the bits out sensibly, so you can replace easily later.

Inside the bobbin/hook area is the most likely region for thread jamming the motion of everything, so make sure all is clear and clean, then.......

Without replacing the bobbin or hook, test the handwheel after cleaning before re-assembly.

You may also want to check the take-up crank for thread jams........the small arm in the top cover that moves up/down to "take-up" the top thread has a cam attached to the top shaft and often tangles thread around the shaft, open the L side cover to access.......remove thread by unwinding handwheel manually ....again be patient and careful not to break threads.

Best Wishes

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