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Illusive manuals Have a Sears Kenmore sewing machhine, model no. 148-11010. can't find an instruction or maintenance manual for it. Can you help?

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  • jj203 Jan 08, 2008

    I have a sears kenmore sewing machine model 148.14220, and I also cannot find the manual anywhere online. I'd definitely appreciate some advice as to where to find it.




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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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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


Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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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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SOURCE: need manual for Kenmore sewing machine, model 148-600.

hi! there, since there no model you can relay on this basic set up an old mechanical sewing machine,set your upper thread as shown65a8465.jpgfollow the red loop thread from sppol to needle,then lift needle cover plate take bobbins and follow bobbins thread directionec848a5.jpgthreads inside bobbin clockwise rotation when you pull outthe insert bobbin to shuttle race casas shown
hold bobbin like this 33ea7ef.jpginsert
this to shutttle race case as shown ignore arrow

after inseting bobbins closed needle plate cover
manually rorate hand wheel to hook up lower thread bobbin by upper thread bobbin if two thread appear on plate needle adjust tension dial to # 3 to 4 and stich dial to # 12 this for straight stich try sew manually first to observe thread under bobbins if free rotate and no accumulation of thread loop you sew w/ foot pedal or push buttin..happy sewing and have a nice day thanks

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Manual for Kenmore sewing machine, model 385.12812690

So far I've only been able to find this page. It's $8.00 to download. Considerably cheaper than a new machine!

Hope it helps.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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go to for a few bucks he will send you the manual in a pdf. format

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