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I have a Kenmore sewing machine (Model # 385.16221300. The bobbin and thread gets tangled up and jams the machine so I can't sew. It looks like the bobbin might be getting hung up on bobbin holder. I have taken everything out and cleaned it and made sure the bobbin holder was aligned correctly, but it is still jamming. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

open the bobbin case and see if the hook is turning, if it is it is just a timing problem with the hook and needle, if it isn't tuning you may have a broken gear or timing belt.....It eill need to be looked at or adj by someone who repairs them....Daniel

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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The usual cause is that there is a problem with the upper threads, often it is not caught in the tension discs. When you thread the machine, make sure that the presser foot is raised - this causes the tension discs to open so the thread can seat itself properly.

Another possibility is that the thread isn't in the take up lever - the hook thingy that goes up and down. Sometimes the thread will just slip out.

Thanks

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Check that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder. The bobbin tension adjustment is the small screw in the plate on the bobbin case that the thread passes under as it comes off the bobbin and goes out.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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SOURCE: excessive thread under fabric...jams up

So the underside looks more like a **** rug? 2 things to try. The problem is the bobbin. try flipping the bobbin over (take it out, turn it over and put it back in). The writing on the bobbin printed in the plastic should be on the top and no writing on the underside. 2nd,make sure it's threaded front to back and not looped around the needle. I have the same machine~it did that too!

Posted on Sep 05, 2011

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Hi I have a Janome 419S or 423S, the problem seems to be my hook race unit keeps getting loose and then the thread jams up. What can be done? Please


A jammed machine is caused by thread being caught in thehook. Remove the upper thread and the bobbin case, turn the hand wheel towardsyou (counterclockwise) by hand and remove any thread in the bobbin case area. Alwaysturn the hand wheel towards you. Turning the hand wheel away from you(clockwise) can cause the machines timing to become unaligned and jam yourmachine. Also, always make sure the presser foot is in the down position beforeyou start sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will jam yourmachine in the bobbin case. If youhave an older model sewing machine with a shuttle hook, then you can alsofollow these: 1. Disconnect the sewing machine from any power source.Loosen the thumb screw on the left side of the sewing machine body and removethe cover to expose the needle bar. This is the shaft that extends down andthat you attach a needle to for sewing. Open the shuttle race and remove the bobbinand bobbin case. 2. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the needle hasreached the lowest point of the stroke. The hook should be at the top of itsstroke inside the shuttle race. Loosen the set screw for the needle bar on theupper part of the machine, this is located on the needle bar bushing (thecollar that the needle bar slides through when making a stitch). The needle barshould slide easily up and down. 3. Turning the wheel again, adjust the position of the tipof the needle so that the upper part of the needle eye is just below the bottomedge of the hook inside the shuttle race. Once in position, re-tighten the setscrew on the needle bar bushing. Do not allow the needle bar to slip whiledoing this. 4. Replace the bobbin and bobbin case and close the shuttlerace. Thread and plug in your machine. Using a sizable scrap of cloth, sew aseam to check to see if there are any skips in the stitching. If there arestill skips re-adjust the timing again until you can sew without any skipped stitches. 5. When proper timing has been achieved replaces the coveron the needle bar and tighten the thumb screw. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Sep 13, 2011 | Vacuums

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Excessive thread under fabric...jams up the machine. Have rethreaded, replaced needle, rewound bobbin...no difference. Sews a few stitches then under thread just gets jammed in machine. Viking 1100.


So the underside looks more like a **** rug? 2 things to try. The problem is the bobbin. try flipping the bobbin over (take it out, turn it over and put it back in). The writing on the bobbin printed in the plastic should be on the top and no writing on the underside. 2nd,make sure it's threaded front to back and not looped around the needle. I have the same machine~it did that too!

Sep 05, 2011 | Vacuums

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It dose not sew, and when it dose the bobbin tangles up and lets out too much thread


The bobbin goes into the holder in what would appear to be the wrong direction ie, the thread doubles back. If this is correct, the bobbin tension might be too low, there is a screw on the bobbin holder to set the tension.

Jan 24, 2011 | Singer Vacuums

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I have the brother Ls-2000 sewing machine i threaded the top as well as the bobbin but when i try to sew the thread gets stuck and it bunches up and tangles in the bobbin. also the little bit that did sew...


adjust your tension.You probably did not wind your bobbin properly as well.Make sure you oil your machine every month or so and make sure your bobbin is seated properly before you sew.
Go slower with the pressure foot speed and use the right needle.ALWAYS test on scrap of your sewing material first!!!

I have this machine for like 2 years and can do 2-5oz cowhide and buffalo leather on it (no joke, and it works FLAWLESSLY) inside it has full steel construction,just needs regular oiling compared to pro machines and easily made a few grand $$$ with it while my pro machine is getting repaired (I don't even bother with my pro machine anymore) But you MUST oil it every month and use the RIGHT needle and adjust your tension properly
Also pull out the thread a good 6 inches from the needle and bobbin before dropping the pressure foot and sewing.
Best $70 bucks (WITH TAX) I spent hell,the leather I use costs more than the machine!

Jan 12, 2011 | Vacuums

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I have a model 605d ,the machine work fine except it will not sew! i look over the machine it look ok ! i am found out that top spool thread and the bottom bobbin thread are not coming together to sew!


You have to do the first stitch using the handwheel so that the top thread catches under the bobbin thread and then you can pull the top thread which will bring up the bobbin thread. put both threads to back of machine. Now you can sew.

Every time you re-thread you need to do this.

Dec 21, 2010 | Vacuums

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Kenmore YM-40-35 R Sewing Machine Manual (or copy) wanted. If a manual is not available, I'd be OK with instructions for threading the needle and bobbin and any additional details that an expert may...


Hi,

Please go through the below document which will give you the help you wanted:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4798790_thread-bobbin-kenmore-sewing-machine.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_5839_thread-sewing-machine.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j8e8FvwUlQ

You will also find additional information on every page at the left hand side (Ehow.com) and on the right hand side(Youtube).

Please let me know if you need any additional information or have any information that you would like to share with me.

Jun 10, 2010 | Vacuums

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