Question about Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine
Machine is new, all other stitches work, changed to a new needle, checked with a new bobbin. Tension is at 5, bobbin is still at the factory adjustment. Cleaned out the fuzz in the bobbin case
Do you have it on zig zag or maybe it is in one of the hem stitches. Make sure you have not selected a special stitch. Sometimes with a small width setting it looks like no zig zag, then when you increase the length you see it is not.
Posted on Oct 21, 2014
SOURCE: wont change settings
Take out the needle, tighten the needle clamp screw.
Select the zigzag setting plus the largest stitch width, run the machine quite fast for a few seconds. Turn the hand wheel so the needle bar is at it's lowest, turn power off, get hold of the needle bar and move it side to side half a dozen times.
Turn on power, run the machine again as before.
Go through all stitch type settings zigzag/straight etc and run the machine in each setting.
If after all that the problem is not solved I am afraid you need a sewing machine tech to have a look at it.
It would be interesting to know the make of machine and how old it is, plus when it was last serviced.
Best of luck
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
SOURCE: zig zag stitches are not holding
When ever a machine is jamming up the bobbin thread, it is a result of your top tension. It is either set to low (under 4), or the thread has come out of the take-up lever. Check your threading, fromt he spool pin, down to 2 and up to 3. Three is the take up lever. From the take-up lever down to 4. Set the thread behind the thread guide and thread the needle form front to back. Low quailtu thread 9dual duty or all purpose) can also create this problem.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
The clutch has fallen off the shaft. Remove the very small screw in the clutch release screw to remove the clutch release. Place the clutch(round thing with ears on it) back on the shaft with the center ears pointing towards the outside. Put the clutch release screw back on. Tighten it to make sure it works
properly. Put the small screw back in the clutch release screw and test it again. If it will not tighten or release properly, remove the clutch ,rotate it180 degrees and try it again.This should solve your problem.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
SOURCE: top thread tension tight
March 12, 2009
i have started using my machine again (after several years) and am doing patchwork.. all has been fine, and suddenly the bottom thread (bobbin) is looping. i've adjusted the tension nob from 4 (where i had it) to 5...back to 4.. 41/2....3 1/2....5 1/2... on and on and the bottom thread still keeps looping.
i've read and re-read the manual...and the only suggestion it gives is to adjust the tension button.
it's not working...... what else can i try??
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
I have this machine and love it too. I am glad to see I was passed down a great machine from a great person. I do not have the arm cover to the machine or any cams, extra feet or Manuel. I have made do for many years but would like to know where to get parts.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
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