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Old 07-16-2020, 01:45 AM
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I love my Kenmore 158 Ultra 12 Stitch. I found it at Goodwill after my Singer 3337 locked up {the hand wheel will not turn at all}. I have quilted 5 quilts and kitchen curtains on it and recently found more feet and bobbins for it in a grab bag at goodwill. At first it was sluggish from the old oil in it so I oiled it and used it for a couple hours practicing the stitches and just giving it a good run and it runs like a brand new machine now
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:59 PM
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osewme posted a link to Janome manuals for current models. I thought I would post that they also have manuals for some of the retired models (It seems like I have looked for some that they don't have). The two links are https://www.janome.com/support/manuals/ and https://www.janome.com/support/retired-machine-manuals/ Janome also has a pdf for those looking to date an antique New Home sewing machine that was made in Orange, MA or Rockford IL, at https://www.janome.com/siteassets/su...anufacture.pdf

Also a year or so ago, the Singer website changed and consequently the previous link for singerco.com manuals don't work. The new link for Singer manuals is https://www.singer.com/support Another source for sewing machine manuals is https://www.manualslib.com/brand/ If you scroll down to brand and then clicking on "Sewing Machines" it will take you to a page that shows the manuals for that brand of the sewing machines that they have.

To figure out which Singer sewing machine you have, https://www.sandman-collectibles.com...r-machines.htm will walk you through to identify your machine. Sometimes, the serial numbers listed at http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...-database.html don't match the machine model. Sometimes one has misread the serial number and consequently think they have a different machine based on the serial number. This is particularly true with "G" serial numbers. However, even knowing this, I saw a 66 red head machine once, and quadruple checked the serial number on the machine to the serial number list, but it wasn't listed as the model for that serial number. I knew what a 66 looked like and I knew that only the 66 had Red Head decals.

Hope this helps.

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