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Looking for a good, used, sewing machine? The Sears Kenmores from the 1970s are a good value. Even if you have to take it in to be serviced, you have an all metal machine that will last another 40 years. In addition to being solid, the Kenmore models had stronger motors, making quick work out of a project.

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How to thread kenmore sewing machine158.471

These older Kenmores are nice little machines. (Wish I had kept mine.) Sears carries manuals for most of their machines--sometimes free to download!


Most machines will thread similarly.

Sep 03, 2017 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I would like to know how to thread my kenmore 158.1110181 sewing machine. Do they make manuals for this machine?

you can go to sears parts direct and contact them about a manual. Kenmores are pretty basic machines, if you go to www.sewusa.com they have threading diagrams of 158 models. I haven't run into your particular manual yet but I am sure with the number of free sites out there someone will have it or one close enough. www.managemylife.com ( I think that it is part of sears lets you download different Kenmore manuals for free too)

Jan 04, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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my sewing machine sew backward

Many Kenmores get stuck in reverse because the lubricant used has hardened up on critical stitch length/reverse mechanisms. Take it to a good sewing machine repair shop.

Jul 21, 2009 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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