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    Senior Member Nonna Judi's Avatar
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    My Great Deal!

    Hello to all. I was at the thrift store today and found a Kenmore moddel 158-1450280 for only $19.99. Since my older back up machine froze and died on me several weeks ago, naturally the Kenmore piqued my interest. It sews beautifully. My problem is that there is no book and only 1 bobbin. Please pass on any advice on how to get an owners manual. Also she takes the class 15 metal bobbins of which I have none. Are the class 15 plastics ones interchangeable? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance......Judi
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    I thought that JAF sold 15 metal bobbins.
    http://www.joann.com/search?q=15+metal+bobbins
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    ManiacQuilter JAF does sell them. I just have many, many plastic ones and wondered if they were interchangeable? Also, there is no bobbin case. Not surer if there is suppose to be , but I bet there is. I need to get my hands on a manual.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    Your should be able to download those from the sears website http://www.searspartsdirect.com
    If you don't find it there, a Google search for that model show some for pay sites.

    Ken

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    Don't purchase the bobbins from Joanns. They are from China & quality is terrible. Cindy Peters of stitches-in-time - try facebook or write to her at stitchesintime@earthlink.net

    Although the bobbins are technically interchangeable, if the machine has a metal bobbin case, it is best I use metal bobbins.
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    Thank you both txmerlin and Farmhousesewer. I will try both......Judi
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    Plastic bobbins are fine. I don't suggest metal bobbins in plastic cases because they wear the case out.
    Chances are good that your machine does need a bobbin case. It should be easy to get one, class 15 cases are among the most inexpensive and most plentiful ones around. The thing you need to figure out is which way the "finger" on the bobbin case goes - to the 11 o'clock position or the 1 o'clock position (probably 1 o'clock), and then get a case that is good for zig zag.

    More than likely, it's the one shown on this page:
    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ken...ine-parts.aspx

    That's probably not the best price but a great site for figuring out what stuff looks like.

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    When l bought them at Joanns they were a little bit too big for my bobbin case so I couldn't use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonna Judi View Post
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    It sews beautifully. My problem is that there is no book and only 1 bobbin. Please pass on any advice on how to get an owners manual. Also she takes the class 15 metal bobbins of which I have none. Are the class 15 plastics ones interchangeable? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance......Judi
    Quote Originally Posted by Nonna Judi View Post
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    Also, there is no bobbin case. Not surer if there is suppose to be , but I bet there is. I need to get my hands on a manual.
    I'm a little confused as you say it sews beautifully but then you say there is no bobbin case. It does appear to be a different type of bobbin case.




    I have a free pdf for your machine that I got in March of 2015 that I think was from managemylife.com It was saved as L0910299.pdf I had tried to download another one from ismacs, but it wouldn't open. When I tried to download again, it kept failing. Maybe you can have better luck - here are some links
    http://pdfstream.manualsonline.com/d...a360787e59.pdf
    http://ismacs.net/sears/home.html which links to
    http://ismacs.net/sears/manuals/kenm...4502-14401.pdf

    On page 8 of L0910299.pdf it lists optional accessories and gives plastic bobbins as a option.

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    Oh! I had one of those weird angle bobbin Kenmores a few years ago. I don't recall the model #. It has a strange bobbin case and mine came to me literally barn fresh, filthy and with one plastic bobbin. I cleaned it up, got it sewing properly and gave it away. So yes you can use plastic bobbins in it.

    Cari

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