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Thread: Kenmore machine

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    Kenmore machine

    I bought a Kenmore machine yesterday at my local thrift shop. Paid $10 for it and cabinet also. Won't pick it up til next week. It was donated by our local repair shop. They said it was in good working order. The only thing wrong is the pedal is missing but I can get one at the repair shop for$12.50 so machine will cost $22.50 all together. It also has a switch that lowers the feed dogs. I think I made a good buy as I was wanting a machine that you could lower the feed dogs on. Will post more when I get her home.

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    Sounds like you did good, with the cabinet too? you DID GOOD!

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    Nice find. Enjoy.

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    Would love to see pictures!!! I have 3 Kenmore~ nice machines.

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    Pictures please when you pick her up.
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    I also just got an old Kenmore, no idea about the age. ... it was given to me by a friend..........she didnt know much about it........it is dirty, and right now, when you spin the wheel, nothing moves...it also fees stiff..........I have no idea if its worth fixing or not.........any suggestions?

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    I joined the VintageKenmoreSews@yahoogroups.com and have learned so much about the Kenmore Machines. The site has photos, files, forum postings, etc. The knowledge base about oiling, cleaning and repair is very thorough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs View Post
    I also just got an old Kenmore, no idea about the age. ... it was given to me by a friend..........she didnt know much about it........it is dirty, and right now, when you spin the wheel, nothing moves...it also fees stiff..........I have no idea if its worth fixing or not.........any suggestions?
    It always amazes me when someone asks if it's "worth" fixing before they've even cleaned the thing or oiled it or even looked it over.
    Of course it's worth it. You got it for free. All it takes to start is some of your time and wee bit of effort.

    But since you don't seem interested here's a suggestion. Box it up and send it to J Miller's half way house for unwanted sewing machines. It will be rehabilitated so it can get back out in society and find a home where it's loved and cherished.

    Seriously, if you take a half hour and do some cleaning, pull the top off if comes off, or just give the machine a good look see you'll know what it's going to take to put it back in action. Probably just oil, and tightening the hand wheel clutch nob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    It always amazes me when someone asks if it's "worth" fixing before they've even cleaned the thing or oiled it or even looked it over.
    Of course it's worth it. You got it for free. All it takes to start is some of your time and wee bit of effort.

    But since you don't seem interested here's a suggestion. Box it up and send it to J Miller's half way house for unwanted sewing machines. It will be rehabilitated so it can get back out in society and find a home where it's loved and cherished.

    Seriously, if you take a half hour and do some cleaning, pull the top off if comes off, or just give the machine a good look see you'll know what it's going to take to put it back in action. Probably just oil, and tightening the hand wheel clutch nob.

    Joe
    I just love your phrase " J Miller's halfway house for unwanted sewing machines". ... I have the counterpart... Lori's halfway house for unwanted fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I just love your phrase " J Miller's halfway house for unwanted sewing machines". ... I have the counterpart... Lori's halfway house for unwanted fabric.
    Lori,
    My wife has that department covered.

    Joe

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