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are the feed dogs up? is the stitch length more than Zero? is it set on the button hole setting?

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Aug 10, 2019


Hi, pre threaded bobbins are a universal fit provide you make sure that your bobbin, whether it be plastic of metal has concave or flat sides This is most important. Just match
them to your bobbin and you will be OK. .

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Aug 10, 2019


your machine will have a flip type opening at the very front of your machine above the area where the needles are attached to the arm that moves up and down ( it usually has the light globe installed in there ) after opening that door you will see where the dog feed is attached to it should also have a spring that helps the dog feed return to the up position when not in use , make sure it is not stuck in any way and some lubrication oil should be used to prevent it from sticking , while using the dog feed release button push the spring in a up and down motion to help it to dislodge

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jul 26, 2019


also try sewvacdoctor.com for parts

Kenmore 15218... | Answered on Jul 26, 2019


Sears Parts Direct has the manual available as a PDF here: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/manual/64fxv1waol-000582/kenmore-38515516000-mechanical-sewing-machine . ManualsLib also has the manual: https://www.manualslib.com/products/Kenmore-385-15516000-6021652.html . If you'd like a print copy without using your printer or going to a print shop, one source is https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/kenmore-385-15516-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?sort.ss_cat_sort=desc&index=44 .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jul 17, 2019


Yes you should it's ready to burnout or could catch fire, unless you wall plug in is at fault. Try other items on the same outlet just to be sure. :-)

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


You need to explain what is it doing. Stitching need a thread properly coming from reel above and going thru the needle. And a thread coming from bobbin under the foot. If you know how to properly guide the thread let me know what is it doing.

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jun 15, 2019

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