I lost my manual for my Kenmore. I was able to pull a copy and download and printit from the Sears website. You might try that for your manual. My Kenmore is now my backup machine. I have a Janome 6600P. I bought it from the dealer 10 miles away from me. The dealer's husband works in the shop and is also the repairman. Sadly, they didn't offer lessons, and showed me very little on the machine. I had been sewing for over 45 years, just not quilting. The wife was more interested in trying to get me to buy a Janome Embroidery machine which was way more expensive. My machine is 3 years old and I haven't done a thing to it.