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Thread: Sewing machine manual help! URGENT!!!!

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    I just bought a Riccar sewing machine from a thrift store for 20 $. It works, but has no attachments or more importantly, a manual. Model number is 12. It is I believe from 60s or so, it is avacado green and a yellowish cream.
    See, I really need to know how to thread it. I want to use it, so any thoughts on where I could get the manual, either downloaded, or buy it?
    Riccar the website does not have model numbers that go that far back.
    Thank you
    Emily

    Here is a picture of almost the exact machine if not the exact http://cgi.ebay.com/RICCAR-SEWING-MA...0.l1116on ebay

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    Emily, I looked at my 2 go-to sources for manuals and couldn't find that model either. I checked http://www.sewingmanuals.com/ and http://sewinglinks.com/Riccarmanuals.html You may want to e-mail Riccar with the serial number of the machine and see if they can direct you to a manual for either that machine or one similar.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help :cry:

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    Thank you for all the help you have been. I didn't think about contacting them.

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    Good luck on your search! I have a Juki TL 98E that I lost the manual for. Found it online but the charge $45 for it!!!!! If anyone else has this machine & a manual maybe we can visit about a problem I'm having with it now? It would be greatly appreciated. I just know if I bought another manual I would find the one I all ready have somewhere! I sure can't afford to throw away $45!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef_Beth
    Good luck on your search! I have a Juki TL 98E that I lost the manual for. Found it online but the charge $45 for it!!!!! If anyone else has this machine & a manual maybe we can visit about a problem I'm having with it now? It would be greatly appreciated. I just know if I bought another manual I would find the one I all ready have somewhere! I sure can't afford to throw away $45!
    Here is one for $14.95
    https://www.sew4less.com/product/6704/Juki_TL98E_Instruction_Manual]https://www.sew4less.com/product/670...ruction_Manual[/url]

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    Thank you Judy!

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    WWW.SewUSA.com has Riccar manuals . I couldn't find your model # but you might want to take a look . Annie

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    I have a machine similar to that one.....I would thread it similar to the way you thread your machine now.........from spool to guide to tension wheel to up take lever back to a guide then threw needle.....what do you got to lose ......so give it a try.....might save you the cost of a book....good luck

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    Singer made some machines with the thread tension on the
    face of the machine instead of on the side like we are use to in today's time.

    The 15 series have the tension on the faceplate. Maybe you could also look
    for the manual for a 15-91. That may help with the top threading of your
    machine.

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    I bought a 15-91 a few weeks ago, and found an online copy of a manual here:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer/manuals/15-91.pdf while doing my research

    Your machine does appear to be a class 15 machine. The feed dogs will drop for free motion work, but you will probably need the manual to find the correct screw to loosen on the underside. It takes standard 15 class needles, like Schmetz, and low shank presser feet. I've only bought the feet for FMQ, so I haven't had to worry about making sure they work with the more narrowly spaced feed dogs of a straight stitch machine. The bobbins are easy to find, also called class 15.

    Have fun sewing on your "new" machine!
    Elizabeth


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