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Waiting for manual to be sent via email so any help with 158.17600 right now would be great. thread will not stay in needle when sewing, thread is not coming up from bobbin.where do i set dials for stitch length and width all i want to do is a simple hem; mending stuff. help!!

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You should be able to download the manual here:
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/24167/KENMORE-Mechanical-Sewing-L0808365?brand_name_search=16622+Mechanical+Sewing+Machine

You will need Adobe Reader to see the contents of this manual.

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Posted on May 31, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?

You can do all of these stitches by using different combinations of your stitch selector, stitch width and stitch feed knobs, for instance, on the panel I can see on your machine:

http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/product/images/52659.jsp?CATID=cat3122&PRODID=prd11333

Stitches 1, 2 & 3 are straight stitches, centered, left and right. Really basic stuff, not different stitches at all. 4,5,6,7 & 8 are zig-zag stitches of different widths. 9 is the widest zig-zag (no. 8) on a finer stitch length, etc...

I think you should try and get an instruction manual for your machine. After a lengthy search of my usual manual sources, I've determined that that this may not be so easy. I think you should contact White on their 800 number and let them try and help you... 1-800-331-3164.

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