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Old 03-13-2009, 02:21 PM
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I got a Sears Kenmore sewing machine for a dollar. It is a 158.17032 model and I need a manual for it. The reason I got it so cheap, is that when I push the pedal, unless I push a button, the needle will not go up and down. What can I do to fix this?
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You could always take it to sears for repair. They can give you a quote before they begin.

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I did a search for Sears sewing machines and found this site...there were several that could help.

http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...g_Machines.htm

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Have you looked on ebay for a manual? Just a thought.
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I need a free manual.
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Can you post a picture? Old manuals are scarce, but someone may have experience with a similar one. Where is the button you are pushing? Is it on the pedal?
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Do you think this is an electrical problem? Or simply a feature of the sewing machine? The only way a user's manual will help is if it is a feature of the machine, but this is not a feature I have heard of before.

There are very few free sewing machine manuals online. I couldn't find one for your model. I did find a manual on eBay for your machine, though:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250386514179

As others have mentioned, it would help to have a picture of the machine and a description of the button you have to push to get the needle to go up and down.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Quilter101
I got a Sears Kenmore sewing machine for a dollar. It is a 158.17032 model and I need a manual for it. The reason I got it so cheap, is that when I push the pedal, unless I push a button, the needle will not go up and down. What can I do to fix this?
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Are you pushing the on/off button to get it to work....maybe there's a short in the switch or it's an electrical problem.
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Ok, I am curious, where do you find all these sewing machines? You must have great parents to buy you so many sewing supplies.

If you post pictures of the machine we may be able to help you a bit more
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I figured it out, there was a button that needed a lever to have it down, it didn't sew. I will post a topic with pictures to the picture forum. How I got so many sewing machines is, I was given one by my grandmother, one by my aunt. I purchased one for a dollar, got a treadle for 125 and then this for a dollar. There is a thrift store that my family goes to quite often. My parents told me 4 was my limit, but somehow I got this one as well ;)
Thank you, I will check out that manual, and perhaps get it. I need it because it is so different!
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/17629.page

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