Why isn’t my Kenmore sewing machine working?
Try unplugging the machine for an hour or so and letting it reset. If that doesn’t work, take the bobbin case apart and cleaning underneath it. That machine is designed to stop working of there is anything that jambs or gets stuck so as not to damage the machine.
Can you use Singer needles in a Kenmore sewing machine?
Yes, Singer needles should fit Kenmore sewing machines.
What year is my Kenmore sewing machine?
The best way to find out when your Kenmore sewing machine was made, is to find the model number. For example, if your version says 117.101 then it was made in 1934. If it says 117.123 then it was made in 1939.
Why won’t my Kenmore sewing machine zigzag?
Try some of the simple things first. Remove the bobbin plate using a screwdriver and then remove the bobbin. Clean out any lint that may be under the bobbin and which may cause your zigzag stitch not to work. Replace the bobbin and the bobbin plate and test your zigzag stitch.
On your electronic sewing machine it will be located just above the needle area. It will have what looks like a U turn icon.