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Need manual for Kenmore 117.740!

Old 01-24-2022, 06:15 AM
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From the number you posted, it appears to be a Gritzner, a very fine German made sewing machine. You may purchase a manual from several places. It appears that a service manual is also available.

There is a group on groups.io for old Kenmore sewing machines. They may have a manual in their archives for free. You would have to join, but there is no fee. I don't do Facebook, but there may be a group there, too. The Kenmore group on groups.io is a pretty active group.

There is also a woman who no longer posts here, who has two different Kenmore Gritzners. You might search for her posts on this forum and find some information. If I remember correctly, her user name is kenmoregal.

If this doesn't get you where you need to be, post again.

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Old 01-24-2022, 06:52 AM
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Hey thanks for the information I really appreciate that
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Old 01-24-2022, 08:16 AM
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The only thing I would add to bkay's post is that I would research the company. I know that there were some sites that manuals were ordered, paid for, but then never received.

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Sweet thanks for that, any word on parts and service?
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Old 01-24-2022, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ThomasScofield View Post
Sweet thanks for that, any word on parts and service?
New parts probably won't be available. They will come from old machines that are no longer repairable in places like ebay or etsy or the like. There's where the groups on Facebook or groups.io will help you. Old sewing machine guys (OSMGs) are getting harder to find. They are usually independent businesses (not affiliated with a particular brand,however, the only OSMG I know in Dallas is a Baby Lock dealer.) They usually can work on any brand of machine and often have a back stock of old machines to rob for parts. Ask the guys on the Kenmore groups.

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Originally Posted by ThomasScofield View Post
Sweet thanks for that, any word on parts and service?
A lot of us service our own machines.

Which parts? If you are talking about feet, needles and bobbins, they are available. The feet are what is considered high shank feet. The bobbins are metal class 15 bobbins and the needles are what are available from Joann or Hobby Lobby and many other places. The needles come in various sizes (diameter of shaft) and various points. As far as to which needles you need depends on what you are sewing and what thread you are using.

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