20 Most Recent Kenmore 11101 Mechanical Sewing Machine - Page 2 Questions & Answers

on the left hand side of the sewing machine is the lamp cover door( face plate)
some have a hinge on the back & they just pull open
others have a hidden screw(there a tab you have to remove with a screw driver) then just unscrew the screw & take off the face plate & change the bulb
don't loose the tab or the screw

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

Mary, just re-thread the upper and make sure the threaded is seated between the tension disc

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010

is this an automatic buttonhole ? or do you have to change the 'pattern wheel'?

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Jun 01, 2010

If you do not have a button or lever near the teeth under the plate then you should have a raised plate

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010

If you have pushed the winder over and it is not turning either the winder rubber has worn down one side, or there is residue on the winder rubber, or the bwinder has seized through lack of oil which is quite common, with the winder in the off position see if you can spin it by hand, if you can't then chances are it has seized, put some WD40 oil on the top of the spindle and leave it overnight, then put an electric drill over the top of the spindle and switch on slowly, that usually works.

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

Check the features for bobbin winding and make sure they are not activated.

If this model has a smaller wheel in the center of the hand-wheel, make sure it is tight (turn to the right, or to the back of the machine).

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Mar 06, 2010

The UPPER thread is not threaded through the machine correctly.

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

I found a manual for my 1968 Kenmore on Ebay for $8.

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Nov 01, 2009

Your machine is out of timing, it will have to be fixed by a sewing machine repairman as this involves resetting the gears.

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

sounds like the bobbin is not all the way down on the peg.

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on May 24, 2009

Check your manual for a description on balancing your tension. It sounds like your upper tension needs adjusting.

Kenmore 11101... | Answered on May 12, 2009


Web site above suggest 5186 is not the model number. Discussion suggest model number location on the sewing machine, and it may be 148.12190

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Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

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