20 Most Recent Kenmore Drop-In Bobbin 16231 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers

hi,try loosening your needle and pull it down a fraction then tighten it back up,i had same problem,good luck

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Nov 26, 2017

Without actually seeing the problem myself I would only be guessing. I would recommend taking it to a Sew & Vac shot and get their opinion and a repair quote.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Nov 22, 2017

Sounds like it needs a cleaning underneath the bobbin case, lint or thread can be trapped underneath. Use a new paint brush to do this then oil it according to your manual.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Sep 21, 2017

Not to familiar with the industrial machines. However, even with domestic models. the position of the 'needle' bar at the time you remove your fabric, does make a difference as to weather it pulls our smoothly or, you are going to get that "extra" loop. Needle should be half way up or all the way. maybe this might helpSewing Machine Tech

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Nov 17, 2016

needle won't pick up thread I think the timing is off, how do I retime it?

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on May 30, 2015

It may not be in all the way. Mine has a small lever in the middle that I must hold out when installing.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Nov 22, 2014

I'm not 100% sure, but stitch #9 is neither straight nor zigzag/stretch, so I'm thinking that's where you turn off the feed dog and the needle positioning.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Oct 05, 2014

I would suggest searching in thrift shops, and older song machine repair shops you might be able to locate a carrying case there. If not any modern caring case will work.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Sep 28, 2014

Hello Crystal, I also have had problems in the past with drop-in bobbins . I had to experiment with different model bobbins . The cause I found was due to the bobbin was not tall enough in the drop-in bobbin case. When sewing , the bobbin would rock in the bobbin case and the top thread would get caught on the bobbin instead of going over the top of the bobbin, causing the rats nest that you described. I would recommend finding a taller bobbin to fit in the bobbin case. There are about five different bobbins that will fit in there, but only one that will work properly. Knowing the exact model number of your machine would be a great help to finding the correct bobbin.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Feb 26, 2014

Hi Valerie, looks like your touch pad does not working. please go for the repair maybe its a little loose contact with flex cable and connecting port in the inside. regards, nuwan.

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Jan 16, 2014

hi go to managemyhome.com check for manuals they have this there. and also all other brands free!

good luck...........

Kenmore Drop-In... • Answered on Dec 30, 2013

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