I did it once and had it working fine, now when I'm doing it thread piles up and when sewing a little it james up and extra thread starts coming out all waded up. help? I do not know where my owners manual is & I am not sure this is a Kenmore Drop-In Bobbin 16231. I do have the model number and serial number. Please help
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Follow the instructions exactly. Each thread needs to threaded in the order stated in the manual. Threading out of order will guarantee failure. Also, whenever a thread breaks or comes unthreaded during use, it is very difficult to rethread that one thread and be successful. If it doesn't work the first time, just bite the bullet (save yourself some frustration) and rethread all the threads from the beginning.
NOTE: ALWAYS THREAD with the presser foot in the raised position! When threading through the tension disks, give each thread an extra little tug to make sure it is seated completely.
It sounds like something is stuck inside after the stabilizer got jammed. Carefully open your machine; start with removing the needle, the presser foot, the bobbin, needle plate (if possible) and start looking around. I use a toothpick to gently (gently) remove dust balls, thread, etc from the machine. My thread was breaking and I found a little thread stuck inside. Once I removed the thread, the machine worked fine again.
If you look at the photo below of the St. James, you can probably see the thread path. Your machine would thread very similarly. Or look at some threading diagrams for pre-computerized Singer sewing machines.
Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine. Also, when threading, give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension mechanism. (Grab the thread above and below the tension device and gently tug.) Sometimes (on my machine anyway) the thread will make a little "pop" when it seats in the tension.
Try different thread (black thread seems to be more problematic because of the heavy dye). Perhaps, change the needles.
When you re-thread, do you completely remove all the thread and start from the beginning--there could be a snag somewhere or the thread is looped around something, ie the thread tree? ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading. Give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk--it will sometimes make a little snap sound when it seats. Also, make sure you are threading each in the order specified. Threading out of order will generally guarantee a problem.
There is a slight chance something (thread bits, lint) could be stuck in the tension disk.
If it continues, you may want to take it for service as it could be the timing is off.
1 - remove the belt and turn handwheel by hand is it easy move or no? if no means machine jamed and check one by one
- loose screw for needl bar and move handwheel by hand if still jamed.
- remove the finger guide for bobin case maybe some thread insaid hook and move by hand if relase means thread insaid remov it and re assembly again. if not
- there is jamed in upper main shaft at accentric or bushing ( deffecult problem ) need experiance mechanic.
with my best regards
ashraf abozid [email protected]
I would say that the threading is wrong somewhere, watch your dvd and read the owners manual, also go to Singer.com FAQ for your machine, If the jamming is underneath, it is the top threading problem, on top, it is the bobbin thread either has lint or stray thread or thread not coming out the right direction for your bobbin, I am sure that it is just a simple solution, I also use metal SA 156 bobbins and have no problems,
Did you catch it through the little wire on the top area of the needle? I had the same problem; also had two different types of thread (I think) in the bobbin versus the spool. Once I changed to the same type of thread and made sure I had caught through the little wire it was okay. My problem is that I cannot get it to do the stretch stitches!
Make sure you have your thread through all of the thread guides, If I feel I need a little extra tension I loop my thread through the bobbin tension guide on top of the machine, especially if it is a fine or silky thread for decorative work. Make sure your bobbins are wound tight and also threaded correctly. When freehand quilting you should sew at a moderate speed and make sure to move your fabric smoothly with the speed at which you are sewing, you may just have to practice a bit like I did...If none of this works you may need to take your machine in and have the tension set on the bobbin housing itself..