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Message Board > Sewing Machines > How to replace bobbin winding tire ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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How to replace bobbin winding tire
for an old Kenmore 117.959 or White
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Date: 10/4/12 4:54 PM

Can anyone tell me how to remove the old tire from the bobbin winder and replace? Or give me a hint on where to go for help?

I thought I was so smart when I ordered the replacement tire. Now I can't figure out how to get the old one off! Searches for a service manual haven't turned up anything.

This machine sews beautifully and it is my new favorite, but I don't want to be winding the bobbins manually forever!

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Date: 10/4/12 5:06 PM

Oh that's right you needed info while I am visiting my sister next week on her Kenmore... i.e. Eleanor the noble sewer..... was it the buttonhole attachment you were wondering about? I am sorry I did not write it down. ???
If I am remembering right we put some oil on the bobbin winder & peeled the old one off & then gently stretched the new one on. I hope that makes sense. The screw on the base of the sm cleans easy with dental floss just like you would do with a tension disk.
I hope this works for you...

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Date: 10/4/12 7:17 PM

Thanks! You just pry the old one off? I was looking for something to unscrew.

On the buttonholer...you may have me confused with someone else. But I'll probably have buttonhole questions when I get around to trying the attachment.

This machine is such a nice straight-stitcher and I'm really fortunate to have gotten all the attachments, feet, and manual. Previous owner was one of those people who never emptied the bobbin and just wound new thread over the old every time. Working down through all those colors was like excavating the 7 layers of Troy!

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Date: 10/5/12 3:11 PM

Sorry my mistake. I know someone not long ago also got a Kenmore 95. Sorry about that. I hope the bobbin tire comes off well. ....

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Date: 10/6/12 9:20 AM

No reason to be sorry!

I got the old tire off and the new one on without destroying my machine. Yay! Thanks for your help. I really thought it would be more complicated than it was.

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Date: 10/6/12 10:26 AM

I have been wondering the same thing -how to change this when it needs to happen. The machine had an extra new one in its attachment box. It will be nice to know what you think of the machine -I got a 117-552 recently but other than getting the electric changed and figuring out how to thread and sew with it haven't done much with it yet. I'll have to do a project on it and get really acquainted. It's funny but mine was still with all the original owners stuff and it had all wooden spools and many layers of thread on the bobbins also. I take it she was a mender/occasional sewing type lady.

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Date: 10/6/12 10:29 AM

I guess I am reading this right -yours had the little rubber friction drum that turns the wheel not a little donut rubber tire thing. I'd hate to pry something off by mistake. I am not at that point yet but will be in time.

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Date: 10/14/12 2:24 PM

I have the manual - I can email it to you.

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Singers: 15-91, 328K, 401A, 500A, 600E, 1036 T&S
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Date: 10/15/12 7:45 AM

I have the manual to my 117 but must have overlooked changing the bobbin tire in it -will have a closer read. I don't think I would have ever gotten even the bobbin case threaded and in without the manual as these rotary whites have a few differences from the vintage singers I am used to. I have been very appreciative of the help on PR I have gotten in getting new wiring and extra bobbins and using it.

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Date: 10/15/12 7:52 AM

I don't know if you have one of the little bobbin winder gadgets that a lot of quilters and machine embroiderers use but I was able to wind my bobbins on it for the 117. My bobbin winder on the 117 seems either loose or not just right so was relieved to skip that. I didn't even change the little spindle -the 117 bobbin fit right on the one I was using for the class 66 singer bobbin winding so I was a happy camper not to even bother switching that not that it is any bother really just convenient.

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