20 Most Recent Kenmore 15202 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers

Sorry to say but one of your steps is incorrect. Look at it again, take a deep breath and gom
over everything slooowly. If this really doesn't work then Im afraid it's a technician you need :) .

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on May 03, 2017

possibly it is out of time , letting the needle hit the bobbin case .

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

contact these websites by email about the twin needles for the machine

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on May 09, 2012

This may not help but www.sewusa have a couple of images for general timing repairs, link is
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Sewing%20Machine%20Hook%20Timing.htm but it just describes the images for rotary and horizontal hooks.

You may need to track down a repair manual for your model, sometimes these pop up on ebay.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Oct 15, 2011

you could try this web site http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Kenmore_Sewing_Machine_Threading/kenmore_385_15512_threading_diagram.htm

not exactly your model but the diagrams should certainly be a start and its free.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

hello dtho.... go to searspartsdirect.com

Enter your model number and you will see an exploded view of your machine with all of the parts labeled and in the proper order. Joe

Thanks for choosing fixya!

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

You should put a drop of machine oil on all of the moving parts that don't touch the thread.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010

Thread knots because the material is not feeding. Sounds like the machine has not been oil or serviced in some time and the old oil is turned into a varnish and causing the mechanisms to stick and therefore, not operating freely. I've recently serviced a machine that had been idle for quite some time and the feed dogs and zigzag mechanisms were sticking. Just a proper dissolving and cleaning the old oil and re-oiling and the machine was working like new again. A proper cleaning of lint build-up on the feed dogs under the needle plate is also a probable cause.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Nov 13, 2010

Do you have your thread wound around the guide the right way so that there is the proper tension? Do you also have your bobbin resting against the bobbin winder all of the way? Have you released the knob (clutch) to stop the needle bar from going up and down? If, all these things are correct and it still does not wind the bobbin, call Sears.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Sep 17, 2010

Take it to your nearest Sears store and go right to the sewing machine department, they are usually very helpful and can tell you if it needs service or not. Take your manual with you.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010

Check your needle, it is either bent, slipped or in backwards.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Aug 04, 2010

sounds like the feed dogs are down make sure they are up and able to grab the fabric.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Jul 26, 2010

Get out the manual and refer to the maintenance section for cleaning the machine.

Especially the bobbin area. You want to make sure the area around the bobbin case is free of lint and thread.

Use a new bobbin and re-thread the machine, with the presser foot UP.

Install a new needle, again according to the directions in the manual. Installed incorrectly can lead to mis-stitching.

If the problem persits, the timing may need adjusting.

This should be done by the sewing machine tech for Kenmore.

Sewusa.com has a guide for this in the repair section, but you could end up with more problems.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010

Make sure the needle is inserted so the flat side of the needle shank is facing the back of the machine.

Kenmore 15202... | Answered on Mar 20, 2010

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