Question about Kenmore Drop-In Bobbin 16231 Mechanical Sewing Machine
Motor seized up in the middle of sewing, i tried to manually turn the wheel but it wouldnt move so i looked in where the bobbin goes, took it out and the inside where the bobbin goes was in in two pieces. i can piece the parts together and fit them inside but wasnt sure if this is the reason it seized up or the parts/or both?
Difficult to say. The parts that came loose may be removable. Suggest taking it for service.
Posted on Nov 22, 2017
Without actually seeing the problem myself I would only be guessing. I would recommend taking it to a Sew & Vac shot and get their opinion and a repair quote.
Posted on Nov 22, 2017
SOURCE: putting the bobbin back together
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Posted on Sep 03, 2007
If your bobbin area is making a noise, then do NOT sew with the machine until a reputable technician looks at it. You may have thrown something just a little off line - not enough to affect sewing NOW, but it could easily cause troubles down the line.
I suggest you call ahead and talk directly to the repair person - not to the sales person. Ask if you can bring in the machine while he/she is in the shop so they can listen while you run it.
You aren't trying to cheat the store out of the repair charge, just ensuring that the problem is diagnosed correctly.
You paid lots of money for this machine - it deserves good care.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
This is for front loading bobbin..........
The Shuttle hook will look very much like this, and marries this to the "half moon" of the fixed shuttle.
The retaining collar ring that holds it all together has a plate like protrusion (like bull horns), this faces to the top and to the back.......there should be a small lug (or two) with corresponding small hole or slot on the fixed housing (hook race) that locates the ring tightly in the correct position.
There should be 2 swivel arms (black plastic at 4 o'clock & 8 o'clock)) that move to hold the whole thing together by clipping onto a small lug on each side of the ring.
If you tip the machine 30 degrees on its back while you do all this, it makes the process easier, as things are less likely to fall out.........support the back with a soft object for convenience (tissue box, pillow etc)
The bobbin case goes in after the housing is assembled, if you try to do it first, it will prove more difficult.
If this is not quite accurate for your model a photo of the bits would be helpful
Posted on Feb 29, 2008
I was able to gain entrance into the area by taking out 1 screw (star head), slightly pulling on the plastic compartment to cause a small opening. I then tilted the machine and the needle fell out. The screw is located on the rear of the sewing machine, right behind the bobbin compartment. A flat head screw is also needed to "Pry" open the plastic.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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