Hi I am new to the group, so forgive me as I'm learning the ins n outs of t
First I suppose I should introduce myself?? :) My name is Heidi, I have 4 c
hildren, I'm a SAHM----and I'm building a new sewing business. www.facebook
I have a Kenmore serger Model #38516655100.
My tensions were acting kinda funky. I adjusted and realized one of my thre
ads was MUCH tighter than it should be and it was on a 3----so I loosened i
t. then was sewing again and everything went haywire. SUDDENLY I HAD NO TEN
SION, zip zero, zilch....on ANY of the 4 threads. I opened up the top of th
e machine. I can see that the knobs themselves are still working, they twis
t and turn, and the springs inside appear to be working- tightening and loo
sening as you turn the knob. BUT the discs do not get closer together when
I turn the dial all the way up to 9. This is on ALL 4 dials. The dials do n
ot appear to be connected in anyway, how is it possible that each of these
4 dials broke at the same second? I'm so confused. Help please!
Update: Hubby and I opened up and took apart one of the tension dials....ev
erything in it is turning the way it is supposed to....of course once we to
ok it apart we couldn't get it exactly back together anyway...so that's a n
ew problem. I can't find a diagram anywhere that shows how to put the tensi
oners back together.....anyone know where I can find one?
On the sears website this is the only diagram I can find:
this shows the tensions, number 2,3,4,5----
It will not give me a diagram for the actual tension dials...:(
Also---the tensions are different part numbers??? They are all the same! Bu
t also 3 of them are priced at 16.49, and one is 16.99----very strange....I
f I cant find a schematic for the assembly then I will have to order them..
..I'm trying to find out if the pat is the entire assembly or just a piece.
ANY HELP ON ANY OF MY QUESTIONS HERE WOULD BE HELPFUL! Thanks!!!
- posted 7 years ago