My old Kenmore Sewing Machine


Old 04-17-09, 12:00 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 1
My old Kenmore Sewing Machine

i have an old Kenmore sewing machine Model # 148.12071. When I move the needle up and down the needle is hitting the bobbin casing and kicking it out. I can't figure out what is causing this. Can anyone tell me???:
Sponsored Links
Old 04-17-09, 06:11 PM
Shadeladie's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 3,919
Hi and welcome to the forum! Could be a number of things. Did it just start doing this suddenly or is this the first time you're using it in a while?
Did you put the needle in correctly, is it pushed all the way up? Is it an old needle? Try putting in a new one. Sometimes they just get bent. Try re-threading.
Could be lint, a piece of thread or the broken tip of the needle stuck in the rotary hook. You might have to disassemble it to check it out and give it a good cleaning, then put a drop of oil in the hook.
If it's none of these things, could be the timing's off and it's best to take it to a repairman to fix that.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes