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Thread: Kenmore 120-71

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    Kenmore 120-71

    Help please - I was given a Sears and Roebuck Kenmore 120-71 sewing machine without a manual. Does it need a pedal to use? There seems to be no place to plug in a pedal and the power cord is independent.

    Does anyone own such a machine and can give me any help on threading using this machine.

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    Diana
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    Happy Quilting! Diana

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    Diana, it looks like maybe the base has a hole for a kneebar? (The hole in front?)

    I'm sorry not to be more help, I really don't know much about these machines!
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    There is a bar under neath that swivels and comes down but without a manual it is hard to say what it does. Hoping someone on here can help me out.
    Happy Quilting! Diana

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    Pull that bar down, let it hang over the edge of the table, plug the machine in and press the bar with your knee...

    Let us know what happens!
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    Well we plugged it in and low and behold he runs. BUT he is dusty and dry so a friend took him to her house to clean, grease, oil etc to see if we can get the ole boy to work! But it doesn't have a pedal it is like a knee lift but it can be done from below the machine or from the front. So if anyone has a manual they would like to share for this machine, I would so be greatful.
    Happy Quilting! Diana

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    I don't have a manual, but check the yahoo group for Old Kenmore sewing machines...I'm betting you can find one there!
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    I realize this is an old post--but on the off chance that the poster is still looking for this manual, I have pics of it on my photobucket account. I have this sewing machine, too, and it works great. XD

    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ual/?start=all

    Hope this helps! Anyone can feel free to direct anyone needing this to that link. I have also found them on ebay. c:

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