Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
Open the left end door that accesses the light. On the edge of the casting by the tension control, you'll see a set screw tapped into the hole that the upper tension control fits into. That set screw locks the tension unit into the casing. If the upper tension unit is in peices, you'll need a diagram to re-assemble it correctly. If you don't assemble it correctly, it will NOT work right.
Posted on Dec 23, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like it could be thread, try this:
Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no matter how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, do the same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Use a better quality thread. Sometime old or cheap thread never works right. Check to make sure you have the right needle for your fabric.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
I'm guessing you would have loosened the tension? Is there grit or something sticky (dirty oil) stuck between the tension discs?
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Testimonial: "Very helpful suggestions. Cleaned around the upper tension regulator and adjusted top and bobbin tension today. So far, so good. Thanks. "
looped stitches are usually caused by improper tension. when the loop is on the upper side, it may be corrected by loosening the top tension or by tightening the lower tension (turn the tension screws on the bobbin a hair at a time)
since using the machine only a few times it is best to clean the machine from dust (can use a can of air) blow air into the bobbin area and between the tension disks and under the throat plate.
make sure the machine is threaded correctly and bobbin is evenly threaded
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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