Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
Turned the knob on top that selects different zig zag stitches, but there is no selection for basic straight stitch.
Usually the width will go to a number to increase the width of the zigzag. If you set it to zero the zigzag will be a straight stitch.
Posted on Nov 27, 2014
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
If your using a stretch fabric, youll need to sew in a stiffner tape. if the fabric "flags" i.e moves up and down with the needle it spoils the loop needed to form a stitch. If your having problems with a stiffer fabric it could be just a bad or too thin a needle. Check threading, needle condition and setting.
Posted on Dec 12, 2010
SOURCE: The machine is not stitching
If the bobbin thread is coming up to the top, then the thread is not under tension correctly. I think that this is a top loading bobbin so the bobbin will go into the bobbin holder, then you pull the thread back and press it into a tension device - should hear it click into tension. Now pull the thread back towards you and it should not come out of the tension. The bobbin should turn anticlockwise as the thread is pulled from it.
These bobbin holders usually will have a small adjustment dial on them and it should have the standard setting marked in red. It is very unusual that you would need to change this but check that it hasn't been messed with perhaps. If you have the machine manual check where they say the dial should be set. More likely that the thread is just not into tension fully or at all.
The manual may give you other troubleshooting tips too.
A good resouce is www.sewing.about.com for general machine tips, cleaning and threading issues.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
with the Shark Euro-Pro X machine, you need to bring the stitch width to zero it's the nob on top of the machine the manual states not to use it wider then 3 with the double needle cause it can break the needle. but either stitch selection "A" or "S" will give straight stitching with width at zero.
Posted on Jan 27, 2012
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