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Thread: Kenmore 158.1040 sews!

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    Smile Kenmore 158.1040 sews!

    I finally got the 3/4 sized Kenmore machine to sew a zz! Thanks to everyone who kept encouraging me to keep at it. I finally got the Tri-Flow oil and that seemed to be what she was waiting for. But she's going to have to stay a dedicated ss for now until I find a zz plate for the machine. She weighs in at about 15lbs and sews a pretty stitch.

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    I just picked up a 158.1030 a few days ago and got it sewing great. I like these Kenmores, they're very cute. The only negatives I see are that the case is really, really tight and even though I shut it up properly, it still manages to scrape against the bottom of the machine when I close it:< Also, at least with my machine, putting in the bobbin can be tricky. It has to make a loud snap, or it will make a rat nest. And it can take some fiddling to get that bobbin case in just right.

    I didn't know there was a SS plate for this series? Mine has the zz plate, so I'm good to go.

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    Yes, mine only had the ss plate. You have the clam shell case with roses? They are very cute machines and sew very well. Just wish I could find the zz plate also.

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    Yes, I've got the embossed case. But, it's the tighest fitting case I've ever seen on a machine. Too bad about the plate. I wonder if there are any generics that would work?

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    I don't think so. It's only about 1"X1.5" and is an insert that snaps into place. I'm thinking if I could find the right set up of feed dogs, I might get a machinist to cut it down to my plate size. Just thinking.

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    Granny, could you post a photo of the plate? Or is there a part # on it somewhere?

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    Kenmore plate

    Here's a pic of the insert and the throat area that it goes in. The number for it is 34887. I'm also looking for the accessory box #33278. Thanks for you interest and input.
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    I have one of these and love it for classes. I saw an accessory drawer recently on the bay, so maybe another one will come up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    I have one of these and love it for classes. I saw an accessory drawer recently on the bay, so maybe another one will come up.
    Oh, I hope so! Guess I better start looking more often.

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    I have a 158.1050 with only a zigzag plate. But I have a full-sized 158.1946 with both plates. They are the same size. So keep looking at attachments on Ebay, for all 158 series machines.

    I went and checked my machines, both manuals give 38295 for the zz plate and 38296 for the ss plate. I have a .pdf copy of the replacement manual that covers the 1020-1050 machines and it lists the same part numbers. so I would guess these numbers would *probably* fit the 1040 as well. Here is on on the bay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-KENMORE-...item43b44bf4d6

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