Question about Kenmore Sewing Machines
I used to have an old Bernina that had an inner and outer hand wheel. Loosening the inner wheel disconnected the needle bar from the motor so you could wind the bobbin without running the needle up and down. It sounds to me like your machine has the same feature, but resistance on the needle makes the inner wheel loosen up. I don't know whether wrenching on it as tight as you can would be enough, or whether this is a symptom indicating that there is something loose internally in the connection between the inner and outer wheels. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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
Not all models are the same.
You will have to refer to the manual to see what needs to be engaged or disengaged.
On some machines, this is loosening the center knob on the handwheel and moving the bobbin pin to the right or the winding knob to the left.
There are threading/bobbin winding guides sewusa.com where you may find your model or one that is similar.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
Chances are you have a small piece of thread stuck in the raceway, turn the balance wheel bac kwards and you may free it off otherwise take out the bobbin and bobbin case and the raceway if you have the type with a drop down gate and clear it.
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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