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I have a Kenmore sewing machine, model# 158/1255181 which has started to sew very slowly. It is threaded correctly and settings are as recommended. Any advice re solutions?

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Is the handwheel hard to turn? It is comon for older machines to get gummed up and need lubricating. To fix remove the top and bottom cover and lubricate all the bushings moving parts ect. It can take some time to get the oil worked into the bushing, maybe 20 min.

Also could be a bad foot control or motor brushes. 9out of 10 times it is a lubrication problem.

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Normal tension for kenmore model 158.12112?


Remove the thread from your machine. Install a brand new needle.

Rethread the machine from the beginning being sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread. Make sure the thread path is correct and that the bobbin is loaded and threaded correctly. Set the upper tension to the midway point--the factory standard, but every machine will probably require some tweaking.

If, after testing your machine, stitches are still not being formed, it is quite possible the machine is out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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The tension depends on what you are sewing but usually a 4 -5. Also make sure thread and needle are the correct size for the materials you are sewing. and make sure needle and bobbin are threaded correctly and that needle is not, blunt or bent. :)

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Check the stitching and confirm that it is in fact bobbin thread and not the top thread that is creating knots & loops under the fabric. This is usually the case and is called thread nests or bird nests. (You can search the internet for more information about this symptom.)

Install a brand new needle.
Remove the thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot while rethreading the upper thread.
Confirm the thread path is correct.
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Set the upper tension to the midway point (factory standard) although it may need to be tweaked as machines change with use and time.

Pull up the bobbin thread. This method works with general sewing projects, not just quilting.
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Begin to test sew slowly.

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Or go to YouTube and search videos for your make/model machine plus threading instructions. Many machines from like eras will thread the same way.

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My sewing machine will pull up the bobbin and looks correct when I start to sew, but then it will not catch it when sewing; therefore, it will not make stitches


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