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Thread: New (Old) Sewing Machine - looking for manual

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    I just acquired a Sears Kenmore 148.531. No manual. In searching the net, I can't find anyone who has one, though I have emailed two companies to request one just in case they have one and haven't posted it on their websites.

    Does anyone have a 148? Do you think the manual for the 158 will be close enough to show me the basics for using this machine? (I have a Featherweight and only know how to use IT)

    Thanks!

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    Cindi

    I found one place that says it has some Kenmore manuals and some of them are down loadable in PDF. Good luck

    http://www.sewconsult.com/kenmore_in...on_manuals.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyndi H
    I just acquired a Sears Kenmore 148.531. No manual. In searching the net, I can't find anyone who has one, though I have emailed two companies to request one just in case they have one and haven't posted it on their websites.

    Does anyone have a 148? Do you think the manual for the 158 will be close enough to show me the basics for using this machine? (I have a Featherweight and only know how to use IT)

    Thanks!
    i have a model 158.160012, i bought it new in 1970 and i ha ve the original manual still. if you think this manual would be close enough, i'd be glad to scan the pages and email to you, let me know

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    here's a picture of mine, does yours have the cams that fit into the top of machine to do different stitches? this one does.

    1970 kenmore model 158
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    Thanks for the offer of the manual - I just downloaded it from the website suggested above. As for the cams for different stitches, I don't know; I'll have to check. It's closed up in its cabinet in the kitchen underneath some other stuff. It if has them, and I can't figure it out, I might bug you in the future!

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    The cams are for your decorative stitching. they go in the top of the machine, just play around with the machine and you will figure it. I have a similar machine and it is a good sewer. Good luck.

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    post a picture and maybe we can help...I have the 158..... from 71 love it...it weighs a ton
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