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Kenmore model 117.581 serial 9941

Machine works, but needs new drive wheel--are they still available?

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Practically every machine made in the last 50 years uses a 15x1 needle also known as 130/705 universal fit.

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SOURCE: hello I have an old

Hi. Unfortunately, sewing machines were manufactured by the millions and those from 50 years ago are still going strong and readily available. The value of any sewing machine is determined by how much someone is willing to pay for it. There are some older machines that collectors will pay good money for, if the machine is in excellent shape and has all the attachments. To get an idea of what people are willing to pay for your machine, check the listings in Ebay. There is a vintage kenmore group on yahoo groups that you can check also.

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That isn't a model number Sharon, it is a serial number.


make model manual

They are all available online, most are free, some for a small fee.

COMMENT below if you need further help with this.


Jun 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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It's model no#158.10401.It just needs some care but would like a manual

If you scroll down the page, you will find a manual at this web site:

Or, you might want to contact this company. They say that they have a lot of sewing machine manuals available:

Here is some information about your Kenmore sewing machine model. It's probably a very nice basic machine and if properly maintained will last many more years.

Jun 01, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I have been looking for 3 days! Still can't find the manual for the Kenmore Sewing machine model #148.13110! Please can someone HELP

Unfortunately, the manual is not available for free. Sew USA, , has various Kenmore sewing machine manuals available. I believe the manual you need will cost $10: .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dec 02, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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How old is my sears Kenmore sensor sew 70 model# 3851950180? Iwould like to know if it can be repaired

Almost any machine CAN be repaired, but it may not be worth the money to get it repaired and with older machines finding parts can be a real problem.

If you call Sears and tell them the model and serial number they should be able to tell you the age of the machine, and whether or not they are still willing to repair a machine like it. They may not have parts though.. sometimes independent repair shops are a better bet. Ebay is often a good source for old machine parts too.

Nov 18, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I have Model # 385 12318990 serial # 93014759 I would like to have a manual.

The manual for the Kenmore 385.12318990 sewing machine is available from Sears Parts Direct. See . The direct link to the manual is . This is a trilingual manual with alternating pages in English and Spanish and French. The pictures to go with the documentation are on the English pages.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 12, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Most manuals are available on-line. Kenmore is Sears. I do not know about Sears specifically for sewing machines, but give it a try. Sears has a parts direc with manual access although not sure about sewing machnes. Or use Google search. Always in PDF. Now, when I get something new I ALWAYS find the PDF of the manual and save it in documents. I have a file called USER GUIDES just for that purpose.

Nov 06, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I need my xl-5000 to work with windows 8

I gather than your new laptop doesn't have a CD drive. See if you can borrow a desktop with a CD drive, and copy the files to at least an 8 G thumb drive; from there, you can plug in the thumb drive into your new laptop and install the PSW software from there.. You can also use a smart card with a smart card converter box that plugs into your USB drive (I got mine from eBay for about $7.00), copy the files to the smart card, and then plug in the smart card into your machine, OR you can buy a USB to serial cable, Belkin FSU 409--and a null modem communicate directly with your machine. There are a number of serial to USB cables available, but it MUST have that specific chip to work with your XL-5000. You will also have to install the driver for that cable, and the install CD will come along with your cable. The easiest place to purchase them is probably eBay.

Dec 25, 2013 | Singer Quantum XL-5000 Computerized Sewing...

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Top tension adjustment

Believe it or not, most computerized machines have an automatic tension. This works well providing, the thread is thru the tension wheel setup.
But for further reference,
loops on the bottom-- problem on the top.
loops on the top--problem on the bottom.

Apr 23, 2009 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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Availability of needles

Practically every machine made in the last 50 years uses a 15x1 needle also known as 130/705 universal fit.

Jul 11, 2008 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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i have a kenmore10 model 1249180 ehwn i sew it squeeks i oil it i dont know where the squeek is coming from

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