A sewing machine handwheel can get jammed for several reasons. If you have wound a bobbin recently, you may not have re-engaged the "clutch" or "stop-motion" knob. By elizabethuaboi2003 [1 Post] June 6, 2017. At first I thought it was a timing issue but I took out the bobbin and its casings (like I do when I dust it out) and when I turn the wheel for a manual stitch, nothing moves around in there where the bobbin sits. This is a page about a sewing machine wheel not turning. To adjust the bobbin winder, loosen the screw shown at #6. By Judy [601 Posts, 16,494 Comments] June 7, 2017 0 found this helpful. Questions. I can fill the bobbin up about halfway, but then it does not feed on any more yarnThe fuller the bobbin, the closer in size it becomes to the flyer, and the less the yarn pulls on. 1. hi Sam i have a kenmore 120-71. i have a problem with the handwheel not turn only the bobbin winder wheel turns even when the release lever is up and i have noticed that there is smoke coming out when i push it to try and sew. I turned the hand wheel and saw it was a bit stuck, but it started moving after trying to turn it for a few seconds.

Turn the handwheel toward you once again to see if it is locked. I have taken the top cover plate off the bobbin shaft and wheel turn freely. Report This by Manage My ... hi Sam i have a kenmore 120-71. i have a problem with the handwheel not turn only the bobbin winder wheel turns even when the release lever is up and i have noticed that there is smoke coming out when i push it to try and sew. Well, I slid the bobbin post back and forth and tried it a couple times, tried to push it more toward the hand wheel, tried to help it along with my finger. It gave some resistance but was working, but on one stitch it made a horrible pop/bang noise. Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. Hope this helps you! Parts Database Search . I went to go plug it in and test it, when I noticed that all I heard was a hum, and the needle would not go up and down(the motor works fine). Sewing machine motor works, but does not turn hand wheel. The needle did not break (which was my initial assumption with the noise), and I did not hit a pin. This is a page about a sewing machine wheel not turning. If the thread from the bobbin isn't going into the tension area on the bobbin casing or in the drop-in bobbin tension area, then loose and loopy stitches can happen. If the threading hook is not entering the needle eye it could mean that the needle is not properly inserted. The bobbin winder shaft doesn't turn. First, check if you used a bobbin that has been designed for your machine.. 2. Have NOT tried to change bobbins...it is securely on the post, no slippage there.

If you broke a needle and it fell into the shuttle area, it can also cause the handwheel to jam up. 5. I have a kenmore sewing machine model 158.1792184. Fully insert the needle into the needle bar to solve this problem. My sewing machine's wheel is jammed. handwheel on kenmore 385-16231301 became hard to turn after sewing. When you want to wind the bobbin you have to turn the large wheel away from you and the small wheel towards you. I can't wind the bobbin.