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Model no 117-959 kenmore sewing machine

Serial no. 506696 how old is the sewing machine that i have?

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SOURCE: instructions for theading a Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 158.14000

all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test,adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.

To wind the bobbin, guide the thread around the thread guide on
the left top of your machine, then to the bobbin winder. Wind the thread around the bobbin several times, place the bobbin on top of the bobbin winder, push it against the wheel and press the foot pedal. It should stop winding when the bobbin is full or you take your foot off the control

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Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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Posted on Jul 13, 2008

SOURCE: Kenmore Sewing Machine model # c877.15

I have an old Kenmore and here are the directions from my manual: 1. Draw thread from spool through bobbin winder tension discs. 2. Wind thread around an empty bobbin several times. 3. Place bobbin onto bobbin winder shaft with thread coming from rear of bobbin. Push bobbin winder latch against bobbin until it clicks. 4. Release clutch by turning clutch knob toward you. Start machine.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine manual for model # 148 12080. (older)

i have a older kenmore sewing machine model #148.19370

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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http://www.kenmoresewingmanuals.com/kenmore_158_manuals/kenmore_158_manuals.htm

Or, you might want to contact this company. They say that they have a lot of sewing machine manuals available:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/kenmore-158-10401-sewing-machine-parts.aspx

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https://stitchnerd.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/sears-kenmore-158-10401-model-1040-sewing-machine-a-review/

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