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Kenmore 385.16764 New machine--has sewed beautifully til today.  Now my bobbin thread won't catch & there's no stitch at all.

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  • spazzy911 Dec 17, 2008

    I just bought this machine couple weeks ago. The first couple times i used it - did not have a problem. Couple days ago about mid-way thru a project - the thread got tangled in the bobbin area, and now the bobbin will not rotate and the thread does not join in the stitch.



    I have tried several times to thread the bobbin with no luck.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I have the same problem with the bobbin. What did you do? Have you corrected it?

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SOURCE: the bobbin thread on sewing machine will not catch

how do you retime

Posted on Aug 13, 2008


Anonymous

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SOURCE: skipping stitches or won't sew

Re-timing is a possible solution but there is a couple of other possible causes. Bent needles are the first thing to check (but you said you changed needles). Another cause in this machine is wear. This machine has been around long enough for the guides for the needle shaft to have worn. You can check this by grasping the needle clamp screw and pushing it front to back. If there is more play than about half the thickness of you thread you're probably going to drop stitches. To verify this is the problem take a piece of string and loop it around the needle clamp screw and pull backwards on it while sewing. If your machine stops dropping stitches you've found your problem and need to take your machine for service.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore sewing machine model 385 16764

There's a website called managemyhome.com which is sponsored by Sears. It's free to join. Go to the Home Manager column and choose Owner's Manuals from the drop down menu.

You can type in the brand name (Kenmore) and model number of your machine. Not all of them are in there but, I did find the one for the 1950280 question. It's a pdf file.

For the 38516764 question, please double check your model number. I received either no response or a Kenmore Elite dishwasher manual in response to my query.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Bobbin wont feed

a. needle in backwards
or
b. needle threaded wrong

Posted on May 04, 2009

louislevel_2

Louis Magpantay

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SOURCE: need sewing machince help????

hi;
breaking thread and thread below not hook up by upper thrread, this is due on not properly set up of thread tension,first check bobbins windin35caecd.jpgg see figure.the threads should
be counter clockwise.
the theading on upper set up should prorerly inserted follow figures.7dabcae.jpg
the dial set up tension should start at #3 to # 5
the stitch tension should be set to # 8 to # 12
use trial run for fabrics,diffferent set up in every fabric tru to study before sewing in other fabrics.have a nice day don't forget to rate me.thank s a lot

Posted on May 17, 2009

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