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Need manual for Kenmore 117.740!

Need manual for Kenmore 117.740!

Old 09-09-2015, 04:12 PM
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Default Need manual for Kenmore 117.740!

Hi, friends! I showed you this blue beauty before:

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I have been working on cleaning her up and she's sewing but with a poor stitch - looks like the upper tension is too loose or the bobbin tension too tight. So yesterday I unscrewed the bobbin case screw a bit, then a bit more...now it's apart! And I can't get that little screw back into it's hole for anything!

I ordered what I thought was the correct manual (paid good money for it!), but I can't remember who I got it from, and it isn't the right one. So, I was wondering if someone else has it and might at least be able to send me the pages that show how to thread the machine (the upper tension is weird!) and the bobbin, and anything that shows the parts of the machine. Please?!

It runs slowly - the set screw on the motor pulley wants to keep coming out. It was also incredibly filthy. If I can ever find my Tri-Flow again I thought I'd keep oiling it periodically and wipe off the crud. I got a pillow's worth of lint out of it. I also took the whole bobbin assembly apart, took lots of pictures, but I'm not sure I got it back in properly.

Such a pretty machine, and made in Germany by Gritzner-Kayser for White, who sold it to Kenmore. Built in 1956, which is the year I was born.

Can anyone help? Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:23 PM
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Sounds like you need the adjustor's manual. Try the Kenmore group on Yahoo. Nice gals and very helpful.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:13 PM
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it's on one of the facebook groups - I printed one off when I won this model on shopgoodwill (didnt expect to win but I had the 117.841 and a dark green White that looks the same. finding the cams is a doozy- luckily each machine came with one and the White had 4 in a box that I think will work on the others.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:16 PM
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well I can't figure out how to put the file from downloaded files but it's the vintage sears kenmore sewing machines group on facebook- think you have to request to join but doesn't take long and it's under their 'files'
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:42 PM
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"I ordered what I thought was the correct manual (paid good money for it!), but I can't remember who I got it from, and it isn't the right one. So, I was wondering if someone else has it and might at least be able to send me the pages that show how to thread the machine (the upper tension is weird!) and the bobbin, and anything that shows the parts of the machine. Please?!"


I can help you with that. I have a manual and will scan those pages and send them to you via email if you want. Just send me a private message here with your email addy.

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Old 09-12-2015, 02:34 PM
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Thanks, all! Joan has the manual for the 117.841 and is going to send me some pages. Lorraine, I may take you up on your offer if the .841 is much different than the .740. Susanna, I'm going to try the facebook group as well. This is a beauty of a machine and deserves to be up and running right!
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunflowerzz View Post
"I ordered what I thought was the correct manual (paid good money for it!), but I can't remember who I got it from, and it isn't the right one. So, I was wondering if someone else has it and might at least be able to send me the pages that show how to thread the machine (the upper tension is weird!) and the bobbin, and anything that shows the parts of the machine. Please?!"


I can help you with that. I have a manual and will scan those pages and send them to you via email if you want. Just send me a private message here with your email addy.

Lorraine
I would love a copy of the manual as well if you dont mind! I just acquired one of these Kenmore Vintage beauties that needs a lot of love and I know I'll be needing a manual as well. Thank you!
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:42 AM
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Hello everyone Iím new to sewing machines, so my buddy was moving his grandma and talked me into buying her old machine, and I have no idea how to thread it or anything , so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2022, 05:25 PM
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Which Kenmore machine do you have?

Can you post a photo?

This is a quote from Janey on how to post photos:

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Old 01-23-2022, 07:08 AM
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Well I figured out itís a model 117.740, I think from the 50ís but Iím not sure of the exact date, and I have to do a thorough cleaning of looks like it has been collecting dust for awhile, Iíll upload pics as soon as I can figure out how to do that
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