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Bobbin won't wind

I just bought a brand new Kenmore 15358 Sewing Machine.  I got it out of the box, and went to wind a bobbin, and nothing happens.  When the clutch is engaged, the needle moves.  When it is not engaged, the motor whirs, but the bobbin spindle doesn't move.  I am so frustrated.

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  • crazyophelia Sep 07, 2008

    I have the same problem with my brand new Kenmore 15343! I am about ready to just throw it out the window!

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I also have the 15358. You probably forgot to "lock" the bobbin winder. After you put the bobbin case on it's peg, push the peg to the right until you hear a click. Then after you disengage the clutch, the bobbin will wind.

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Take it back to the sewing department and ask them to show you how to work it. If it won't work for them, get it replaced. Why should you have to fight with a new Machine?
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