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Thread: Kenmore 120-491

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    Kenmore 120-491

    Good Morning,

    I recently purchased a Kenmore 120-491 for my teenage daughter. I broke it all down cleaned it up and it runs like a champ! It came with a ton of accessories like the button hole attachment with lots of cams. The only issue we have is I can't find a manual anywhere for it and we are not sure if we are threading the machine correctly, the top of the stitching looks fine, but, the under side is a huge mess. Could you help us out? My daughter really wants to start quilting and I don't have the cash to lay out for a new machine

    Thanks so much

    Rick Stoffels

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    Did you try sewusa.com? They have a ton of threading diagrams.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Usually when i have large thread nests with my Kenmore's i always think upper tension is loose.

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    Check on Sears.com. I think they used to have free downloadable manuals and parts lists.

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    as a rule of thumb - a mess on the underside is a top tension issue. Put on two different colored threads and you will know which one is the problem quickly. And if you don't have it threaded quite right -that is the normal result, a rat's nest on the underside.

    They are very fun machines, I'm looking to get one just because I love all the attachments you can get for them. Passed up two that DH said were not nice enough for the price.

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