Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 61

Thread: My sears kenmore sewing machine

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    297
    This is my new/old sewing machine. I would like to find out how old it is, and where I can get threading directions or a manual.
    I got it for a dollar because otherwise they(the thrift store) would've
    thrown it out. Model number is 158.17032
    It is a sears kenmore


    Can anyone tell me what this is?
    Thanks
    Name:  Attachment-23327.jpe
Views: 992
Size:  20.5 KB

    Picture of button that has to be down in order to sew.
    Name:  Attachment-23374.jpe
Views: 836
Size:  19.5 KB

    Overall View
    Name:  Attachment-23405.jpe
Views: 899
Size:  26.6 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,762
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think there is a site on line to print out manuals...goggle it. I don't know if my old kenmore manual would help or not. one thing I would do is oil! oil! these old machines need alot and you will be surprised how quiet she will run.

  3. #3
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,145
    The top picture looks like at one time this machine had cams Here is a picture of mine it is probobly 60's as I bought it used in the 70's. Still works like a charm! Those brown things on top are a couple of the cams.
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  4. #4
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,145
    Just looked and my model number is 128-523

  5. #5
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,724
    similar to mine i have three settings one is set on 10 for stitching and the others are set on S... for straight stitching .it once had cams.....mine has a pu :D sh button reverse and a button to turn for feed drop


    you can get a lot of free info by going to sewusa.com

  6. #6
    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,960
    wow, that's nearly identical to mine!

    I have a model 1774, a 1974 model, I think.


    Yours must have been the model right before mine, manufactured in 1973. Yours is in a carrying case, right? Mine is part of a table unit...

    Attached Images Attached Images    

  7. #7
    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,960
    oops, double post, sorry!

  8. #8
    Super Member judy_68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,417
    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...g_Diagrams.htm


    You might find the threading pattern on here.
    Judy in Ohio

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    30
    I use a Kenmore that I got for high school graduation in 1970!! My mother used it while I was in college and until she died in 1987. The manual was no where to be found. Mine is easy to thread but it also has the cams to fit the top for various stitches and I have never used them. Good luck. I might want to find a manual too!!!

  10. #10
    Senior Member dojo36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Odessa, Texas
    Posts
    886
    i have a kenmore that i bought new in 1970 , model #158.16012.
    i have my original manual and if it would help anybody, i'd be glad to scan each page and email to you. it has the cams too that go in the top, i've kept it in very good condition and i still use it some. but you can over-oil this machine, mine says 1-3 drops of oil every 6 months. the cabinet didn't come with it, i bought that at a junk store, it's an old singer cabinet but no machine was in it, a friend cut me a piece of wood for the top so i could just sit my machine on it. works great. poor people have poor ways don't we?

    kenmore
    Name:  Attachment-15422.jpe
Views: 1846
Size:  35.0 KB

    close up
    Name:  Attachment-15435.jpe
Views: 808
Size:  29.7 KB

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.