Kenmore Tri Span 88

Old 06-06-2015, 04:58 AM
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Husband bought this for me at an estate sale yesterday for $50.00.

It has all 30 cams, an owner's manual and it's in a cabinet with a little stool that has storage under the seat.

I had to screw the stitch width regulator back on.

The light bulb socket is stuck!

Other than that, everything seems to work okay-I just have kind of a learning curve on using a machine with cams...
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:16 AM
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Great husband!
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:00 AM
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Yep.

Can't find a better man.

But the sewing machine is a bit daunting with the cams and all of it. Yikes!

I've heard that once you get all of the adjustments down that it's truly a stellar machine.

It is the quietest one yet and makes a beautiful stitch but it's so complicated

Whoever had it took very good care of it though
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Also, it didn't come with attachments. It did come with a weird bulky looking thing that I'm hoping is a walking foot.

I have some orphan presser feet that fit though.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:39 AM
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The light bulb may be one that is a push in then turn bulb slightly to remove. Beautiful machine!
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:47 AM
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Yes, the light bulb is the twist and lock kind.

The bulb part came off and the brass "socket" part will not budge-it feels like it's stuck with corrosion
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I like that machine.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:37 AM
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My husband got the socket cleared and I picked up a new bulb for it

I opened up the little door that covers the bobbin winder and it looks like it has a new belt and bobbin winding tire

I had to go back and return an extra box of cams I found though

There were three sewing machines at this estate sale and the extra box of cams went to one of the other machines

I haven't been able to goof around with this machine very much as it's been a very busy weekend

I like having a cabinet though

Never had the cabinet before just tabletops and carrying cases

I bet this will be easier on my back.
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This machine rocks so far!!!!!

It's easier on my back too.

I just finished a pile of mending.

Might try some piecing later.

Very happy with it!
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Nice! I like Kenmores, I have 3 of them, all by different makers, and they are all good machines!

Congrats on your new machine!
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