social

Vintage Kenmore 158.1040 Wheel Slipping After Oiling?

I have been cleaning up and oiling this vintage machine, and it was sewing pretty decently. There was still a catch somewhere, so I was pretty liberal with the oil, trying to locate where it was sticking. But after loosening off the clutch now the wheel is slipping and not turning consistently. It stops, I turn the wheel by hand to get it going, and then it stops again. I wondered if getting oil on the belts might be a problem, so I cleaned those, but that didn't help. Can anyone help me understand why this might be happening?

Advertisement

Thank you!

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 140 Posts
July 27, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

This is the incident of a little to much oil. It is making your belt, shimmy and vibrate causing your machine to slip/spin without connection. Perhaps you could clean it up a little. Also the belt can not have oil on it. It will keep spinning until it is dry enough and oil free for traction on the wheel!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 28, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you Ana. I really did think this might be the problem!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 1, 20200 found this helpful

Same problem...not the same issue...

Step 1
I have the same problem, but I cant tell you when the last time it has been oiled....so too much oil would not be my issue.

Advertisement

Step 2
What else could be the cause?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
July 27, 20201 found this helpful
Best Answer

When a sewing machine is sticking and not sewing correctly it is not the belt or the motor that is the issue. The issue is in the bobbin case and getting it all cleaned out and oiled correctly. Adding oil all over the machine is bad for the machine and will cause the issues you are experiencing now. You are going to need to really clean up the mess and get rid of as much oil as you possibly can. Then open the bobbin on the machine and remove the casing. Do a really deep cleaning in here and get rid of all the dust and buildup that is in this area.

Advertisement

You'll see that the bobbin has a back on it that has a spindle this is where the oil goes only on a sewing machine. You will need to take some tweezers and get the stuff out of this area and clean it really well. Now put it all back together and open the machine again and get rid of as much of the oil as possible. You should only apply one drop of oil when oiling a sewing machine and not more.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 425 Answers
August 1, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Clean the oil off the belt as well as the motor shaft and where the belt goes on your hand wheel. Also remove any thread or lint on those same spots. Once you have it all cleaned, it should be okay.

Advertisement

Thread and lint buildup on those two areas can cause the belt to slip too....not just too much oil. When oiling your machine, just a drop or two will be good. Good luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
July 27, 20200 found this helpful

You're going to have to examine everything you can find and completely remove this oil or it could cause even more problems.
You do not say what type of oil you used but I really hope it was good sewing machine oil and not WD40 or 3 in 1.

trashn2tees.blogspot.com/.../why-wd40-is-bad-for-your-sewing.html

www.vintagesingerparts.com/.../sewing-machine-cleaning-oiling-removing...

If you cannot get it cleaned you may have to take it to a Sears Service Center for cleaning.

Advertisement

www.service-center-locator.com/.../sears-service-center.htm

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 28, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you. Yes, I think you're right!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Categories
Home and Garden Repair Machines Sewing MachinesJuly 27, 2020
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
🐛
Pest Control
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-10 08:01:04 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Vintage-Kenmore-1581040-Wheel-Slipping-After-Oiling.html