Kenmore Sewing Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Inner wheel of sewing mschine wont tighten up. Its a Kenmore over 50 yrs old.
You know what, I've had an older Kenmore machine and regret the day I gave it up. It is still running happily today--just not in my house :^ (
I think it would be worth taking it somewhere to see if it can be repaired. Could be just a small problem easily fixed and you'd still have a great machine. Besides, you probably won't be able to replace it for anywhere what the price of repair would be.
FWIW, the new machines aren't anywhere near the quality of the older mechanicals. I have over 12 machines and only one of them is computerized... Just saying...those old mechanicals will run almost forever if properly cared for.
on Jan 28, 2018
How do you thread a kenmore sewing machine
Put the bobbin on the short metal stick on top of the machine. Unthread the machine. Put the spool of thread on the tall, left side stick on top of the machine. Take the thread and wrap it counter clockwise around the circular, short, metal thing on the left side of the top of the machine, only 180 degrees. Thread the thread through the hole in the bobbin (which should be on top). Press the bobbin to the right, into the little white thing. Pull the turning wheel on the right side of the machine out. While holding the end of the thread, softly press the presser foot so that the thread goes around the bobbin a few times. After that, cut the end down to the bobbin. Now, press the presser foot down and wind the bobbin until it stops on it's own.
on Jan 22, 2018
When u buy this sewing machine kenmore 385.12102 what do u get withchine
This isn't a new machine, is it? If not, then you need to make sure it includes a power cord and foot control so the machine will run or it can be tested. You can probably pick up other accessories, like presser feet, needles, etc. for the machine elsewhere. However, if the machine happens to use cams for stitch patterns, you probably won't be able to use those stitches unless the cams are included.
on Jan 17, 2018
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