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MODEL 68/95/96/1600/1650/1651/1652/1654/1750



P/N 55039


Adjusting for Good Stitches ..................... 38 Adjusting Pressure of Presser Foot ............. 10 Adjusting Tensions ........................... t2 _ 13 Applique .............................................. 26 Basting ................................................ Biind Stitching ...................................... Buttonholes .................................... 11 t9 20 - 25





Parts List ........................................ 36 - 37 Picking Lp Bobbin Thread ........................ 10 Placement of Needle ............................... 5 Removing Bobbin Case from Shuttle .......... Reverse Stitching ................................... Replacement of Belt ............................... Setting Stitch Length ............................. Setting Stitch Width ............................... Sewing Light ......................................... Sewing on Buttons ................................. Sewing on Lace ..................................... Sewing on Plastic Films ........................... Sewing on Stretch Fabrics ....................... Sewing with Reverse Pattern Disc .............. Straight or Three- Cornered Tear ............... Synthetics ............................................ Threading Upper Machine ........................ Turning a Corner .................................... What to Do ..................................... Winding the Bobbin ................................ Writing and Monogramming ............. 6 11 31 11 16 4 19 26 30 27 16 26 30 9 15 34 - 35 7 , ....... 27

Changing the Presser Foot ....................... 15 Cleaning and Oiling ........................... 31 - 33 Connecting Machine ............................... 4 Darning ............................................... Decorative Stitching ............................... Double Needle ................................. Fastening a Seam .................................. Feed Dog Control ................................... 18 17 28 - 29 15 !5

Identification- Head Parts ...................... 2 -3 Inserting Bobbin into Bobbin Case ............. 8 inserting Pattern Disc .............................. 16 Inserting and Removing Material ................ Installing Machine Head .......................... Needle and Thread Table ......... '. ............... Needle Size .......................................... 14 4 5 5



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Hand Hole Cover Plate Feed Dog Presser Foot Presser Foot Thumb Screw Thread Guides Thread Tension Assembly

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Thread Guide Face Cover Plate

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Stitch Stitch Light Fead

Width Length Switch Dog

Control Control

Knob Lever

Thread Take.up Arm Cover Plate Bobbin Winder Mechanism

Control Plate






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Ho_d Clutch

Wheel Knob. R_verse Stitch _'3. 24. Presser Fo_,_ Kr,_b Upper Thread G_es 22. Bobbi_ W,_der Tension

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Presser Foot L_v_r Ne_dlQ Clornp Sc,ew Threod Cutte_ Needle Plato


{.ength Control 20. Upper Thread Spool_ Pros

It may be turned on or off by pushing the light switch. from socket. in new 4. To remove cover plate turn bulb bulb. See illustration 5. accessory box. open the face push bulb in slightly. _3 .INSTALLING MACHINE HEAD PORTABLE IN ANDCABINET Loosen edge of cabinet the two hinge screws bed Sllp under holes in the rear the machine cutout _2_. O O replace. light it and bulb switch open. Plug machine cord outlet. Raise hinge pins in the machine head onto the pins securely front flap. 11_. In order to operate the machine the switch must he on. To counter clockwise. turn by swinging clockwise. connector into any under 110-120V the . O in place. remove and turn off. push See illustration CONNECTING MACHINE Push bed wall the plug onto three-prong plate. Lay the plastic discs over Discs and pins are packed in the SEWINGIGHT L The sewing light is located inside the face cover plate as shown. and tighten hinge screws Lower machine head to Screw spool pins the spool pins.

Never 6021 needles.+ _ + ) II I|/ ii ! is the exact length of the needle to with the for be used in your machine.NEEDLE ANDTHREAD TABLE THREAD Cotton Synthetic Silk A 60-80 50 60-100 PLACEMENT OFNEEDLE Raise sition synthetics SIZE NEEDLE SiZE Sheer cottons. This I I . laces weight weight weight weight weight FABRIC needle by you.60 50 heavy duty 16 Heavy Medium Heavy Heaviest 18 heavy duty Heaviest Mercerized Mercerized Cotton 30-50 :_o heavy drapery cottons woolen Mercerized NEEDLE SIZE Use KENMORE conform to the to the material. Comparison this illustration will determine whether needle your you mach_. Cotton 40. The size of the needle should size of the thread and both should be suitable The same size thread should be used in the the upper part of the machine for ordinary use a bent needle nor one with a blunt point. clamp bar turning to its highest hand needle you. Hold away as far clamp. bobbin as on sewing. have is the correct one . Sllp go into tighten needle powheel clamp If|at the the the -I + s_Jk L and 11 i Fine toward screw+ side needle needle needle Loosen the from with Cotton Mercerized Synthetic Si_k A Medium cottons Silks synthetics woolens cottons weight fabrics as for coating men's work c|othes woolens 14 Medium Medium Light as it will and screw.

Pull out latch. straight .REMOVING BOBBINASE C FROM SHUTTLE Needle at its highest position. Pull bobbin case out.

ki...... .. it clicks.... clutch clutch you. . thread Draw on spool /"-__ thread as _/_11_-_:...WINDING THE BOBBIN 0 Place post.......:: : 0 Place bobbin Push latch bobbin winder bobbin until onto shaft...--_ _ . by knob Start 0 Wind bobbin thread a few around times... winder 0 Tighten and clutch knob remove bobbin. .... _i¸i¸ ii!i: _6_ _ . 0 Release turning toward machine....%..._-.. 0 When winding stops. mechanism .... . bobbin is full...

Pull thread through slot. INTOSHUTTLE Guide bobbin onto center pin of bobbin case. release latch.. Pull thread under tension spring.... 0 0 • / 0 \ 0 . Holding [atch.... position case into shuttle..INSERTING BOBBIN INTOBOBBIN ASE CASE C .

. the spring wire loop will return to pos_t_on as shown with the thread in proper place. When thread tension is released. Release spool of thread and continue to th'ead machine as illustrated.THREADING MACHINE UPPER Place thread as illustrated between discs of the Thread Tension Assembly. Prevent the spool of thread from turning and by holding the end ol the thread pull spring wire loop up and pa_t the top hook until the thread can be slipped nto the hook.

if feed dog or presser on the fabric. reduce the pressure.. Place threads back under presser i YiL::)] ii_... reduce the pressure... push down until suitable pressure is obtained.. To increase pressure. Insufficient pressure may cause skipped thickness increase stitches or difficulty in guiding foot marks appear the fabric. _]i Bring bobbin thread up by pulling See illustration. rotate _Di YI . the inner pin should of presser inner pin be about or it half way down. needle thread loosely wheel toward you one in left complete band and turn....PICKING BOBBINHREAD UP T Raise Hold hand presser foot lever.. For ordinary sewing. upper foot.__ ADJUSTING THEPRESSURE OFTHEPRESSER FOOTPush down outer ring of presser foot knob See illustration). This will release pressure foot. thread.. When sewing multiple heavy material. I0 . when sewing sheer fabrics..

4 for the longest possible stitch. The size of stitch you select will depend on fabric you are sewing. When basting very sheer fabrics. use a paper backing. Straight stitching is done with stitch width control on 0 setting and by removal of pattern disc. V REVERSE STITCHING Raise lever for is best to begin back tacking. Machine should be threaded in normal manner except bypassing the check spring as illustrated. reverse stitching.SETTINGTITCH S LENGTH The stitch length lever controls the stitch length. If you prefer Be pin sure away to to use keep from pins for basting. more even and firmer basting. Set stitch length at No. The red mark indicates the setting for a satin stitch. Lower lever for and end most seams with reverse forward stitching stitching. 4 the longest stitch is obtained. at right foot. your KENMORE angles Also to the reduce will seam pressure sew and over the pins. we suggest you regulate the maciline in the following manner. Set lever to any desired stitch length position between 0 and 4 by turning knob until the indicator is aligned with the stitch length number desired. the pins the presser the head on presser 11 . At No. It often called BASTING For accomplishing quicker. This will vary slightly depending upon the type of material to be sewn. of the foot. Basting is easily removed by pulling bottom thread.

3 12 . 2 Upper thread too tight Decrease Tension O Upper thread too loose Increase Tension Fig.O ADJUSTING TENSIONS A perfect two layers stitch will have with threads no loops locked on top between or the of fabric bottom. (Refer to page 38) Fig. 1 PROBLEM REMEDY 0 Fig.

Clockwise. the tension Turn Counter decreased. the tension slight on the DECREASE TENSION adjustments ISee page 38) It is necessary tension to reduce the when As the upper doing stitch should i thread decorative width be is somewhat stitching. make a screwdriver. J When bobbin with adjusting case. adjust the Lower thread less tension. is badly be lower tight may tensions as in figure puckered. increased. adjustment upper thread unsatisfactory as in 3. upper tension [ frequently When 1 and cause upper stitch seam may and is satisfactory. J be adjusted. 13 . and the both Turn Clockwise.INCREASE TENSION Whenstitchingis figures thread requires than the 2 and tension.

IMPORTANT: Always turn the hand wheel toward you! When machine is not being used. place a piece of material over the feed dog and lower the presser foot. See pages 32 and 33. . * The ends of the threads have about 4 inches to the rear of *The feed dog is up. needle and to be done. the consult chart page material on the machine Place material under the presser foot. then raise the presser foot. . lower presser foot and start sewing. controls are set at Experiment by sewing on the fabric to be and used to determine tension correct stitch settings. Always have fabric under the presser foot when operating the machine.The kind sizes of of work and needle clamp thread screws suit the To remove the work. * The tensions have lever properly are at their adjusted.INSERTING ANDREMOVING THEMATERIAL For all kinds 5. width been drawn the machine. * The presser foot are both tight. Before placing see that : of sewing. first turn hand wheel toward you until needle is at its highest position. To facilitate placement of heavy fabrics under the presser foot. the presser foot lever can be raised beyond the normal "up" position. take-up been . Stitch desired length and settings. Operating threaded machine without fabric will cause it to jam by forcing thread into the shuttle. insert the needle into the material by turning the hand wheel toward you. adjustments 14 . The needle and highest position. draw material to the rear and cut off excess thread with the thread cutter located on the presser bar.

CHANGING THEPRESSER FOOT The various attachment feet to be fastened to the presser available bar. FEED CONTROL DOG The feed dog control knob is situated on the right front of machine bedplate. Stitch in reverse until needle reaches beginning of seam. Tighten the screw using the large screw driver and make sure that the foot is secure. feed dog drops and does not: pull material. Move stitch length control lever down for forward stitching and complete seam. Loosen the presser foot thumb screw. kl N TURNING CORNER A Stop Turn sewing fabric. For regular sewing. raise the presser bar to its highest position by raising the presser foot lever. choose the proper foot. "U" _Feed dog up). Lower needle into fabric about ½ inch from beginning of seam. When you reach the end. machine Lower with presser needle in fabric. Push stitch length control lever up for reverse stitching. FASTENING A SEAM iI j Be sure both threads are drawn back under the presser foot. When knob is turned to the left. This allows the operator freedom of movement of material. 15 . foot. raise the stitch length control lever and sew back over ½ inch of completed seam. turn knob to the right. for certain kinds of work are To attach the foot. as for darning. foot and continue Raise presser stitching. insert from the front.

must ! to 4. provided 23 and 24. 3. may need the left as Practice on Depending adjusting. this control to the right or to on page 17.. required an extra used. of fabric disc. illustrated used. should in the type of control patterns to be with four reverse When using these be set upright fabric slightly at 4. lollower. 2.ZIGZAGCONTROL SETTINGTITCH S WIDTH lnsert between disc _1. 2. the steps SEWING ITHREVERSE W PATTERN DISC Your machine numbers 21. stitch control is 22. To start a pattern at the beginning._g enters hole in disc. should be upon Turn to obtain piece o[ the the the fabric stitch length materials. discs the length control _. grasp disc toward you be sure to and pull place a scrap To remove pattern from shaft. control INSERTING PATTERN DISC i. slip the disc onto the shaft so the engraved dot is at or as near (countercloek. Make sure the retaining pin . double 2_. To do this. needte setting. Straight or by removal When not be sewing advanced is possible dis_:. foot_. Turn Pull handwheel pattern disc so that the shaft cover needle open. i_|f under tollow the turn the machine presser 1 and hand wheel is threaded. 0 and 4 of with Turn the stitch on the knob. discs. align the engraved dot on the disc with the cam follower _. The position pattern pattern reverse for most discs. If the engraved dot is not aligned until the with dot the cam is aligned. stitching pattern the beyond width Zigzag knob stitch only the with stitch to the width control width desired increases on setting from 0 setting. 16 . Grasp pattern disc and slip disc onto the shaft. wise) the cam follower as possible. is in its highest position.

lengt h numbers All patterns and 24. the is used as [or prevent the fabric. 22. to sew beautiful The movements decorative of the and needle at embroidery stitches are controlled by 4 and stitch upon the type also stitch directed decorative the are made with plate. 23 it [ be changed page 25.> >> ! i 10 21 22 23 by the means disc. set at 4. Stitch by When using using the satin stitch length will vary any the other disc fo0St. See page 27. Sewing width and will length at of material can be length in the stitching. on the Pattern needle. with double should be for the stitch Disc number 21 also makes the stretch stitch when on Stretch Fabrics. 2]. It is necessary to reduce the upper thread tension is increased. stitch width slightly depending or width. material from made control € I 1 2 6 7 8 9 24 = t J DECORATIVE STITCHING This machine supplied with stitches indicator may See enables your you machine. the to of various discs Basic decorative red mark be sewn. prevent the the tension should bobbin thread from be decreased. coming up on instructions As somewhat This will the top of puckering 17 .

Turn feed dog control to left. 2. as directed under steps 3 and 4 above. presser foot. 2. 4. etc. stitches. pressure Turn feed When you for general dog control finish darning. monogram spring have see page 10. presser foot and remove fabric. Fast movement will darning area. darning 5. With presser work. When you finish darning. You Slow movement of fabric will make short make long stitches. darn. and increase right. Then turn fabric and continue stitching. hoops and When place you foot knob Press down outer ring of in this position. Stretch Lower fabric presser tightly bar 3. two will foot knob. WITHOUT PRESSER FOOT: 1. raise sewing by pressing to right. under start to needle.DARNING WITHPRESSER FOOT: 1. Increase down inner pin of the presser foot knob. between so thread embroidery some tension. Use medium machine speed. Replace dog control to 3. raise the pressure presser foot lever for general sewing. Turn Remove Proceed feed dog control to left. and remove Turn feed fabric. may be done. move fabric back and forth to cover sewing at right angles to the previous can make any length stitches desired. 18 . mending. presser darning. presser foot.

Turn hand wheel by hand until needle point is just above button. place a straight pin or needle between the holes of the button. turning hand wheel manually. or hem with a turned raw and edge edgestitched with either Apply seam tape straight or zigzag along the stltching. li using a 4 hole button repeat the above procedure. Turn hand wheel again by hand so that needle goes into second hole. Stitch a number of times.SEWING NBUTTONSu. O BLIND STITCHING Disc _ 2 Stilch Stitch width 2 _May length 3 vQry depending on type of materiol] 1. 19 . 3. Turn hem and baste about _ inch from the edge of the seam tape using longest stitch on the sewing machine. draw thread to reverse side and tie securely.. 5. may be eliminated in a straight The hem. Drop feed dog. readjust stitch width if necessary.. Fold along garment garment back along basting fold using disc _ 2. Remove basting and press hem. 2. d. llne and basting stitch step O 4. Prepare the [inlsh. Finish sewing with an extra 2 inches of thread.o O Align two holes of button with slot of presser foot and lower foot to hold securely. @ NOTE: To make a small thread shank when sewing on a flat button. Adjust stitch width so that needle will align with a hole of button.

These graduations are 1/8 inch apart. the more stitches are formed. 1652) Stitch tength at red mark Buttonho[e control knob F Feed dog cantrol U Place the fabric. and stitch the other side of the buttonhole.Use disc _: I and special buttonhole _oot BUTTONHOLES (Models 68. See page 21. Stitch forward until the needle reaches the red zone on the front edge of foot. and an interfacing in the if used The stitch length may be varied slightly by the stitch length control lever within the 0 to 1 range. 2O . buttonhole thickness on a scrap of fabric used of fabric. using a double in garment. Always make a practice garment. with the buttonhole length marked at both ends. Without lowering the foot. 95. Set the foot so the beginning of the red zone _closest to the needle_ is at the mark of the opposite end of the buttonhole. to decrease move it toward the 0. The buttonhole reverse stitch length control _C_) is used to match the length of the reverse stitches with the forward stitches. to the plus direction for longer stitches. while sewing. Reproduction of identical size buttonholes is facilitated with the aid of the graduations on the left side of the buttonhole foot. 1650. Just mark the starting points of the buttonholes. The speed with which the knob is turned determines the number of stitches at the ends of the buttonhole. let the needle pierce the fabric at the beginning of the buttonhole. Then turn the knob to R. The slower the knob is turned. Follow the procedures outlined above. Turn the dial to the minus direction for shorter stitches. t651. To increase forward stitch move this lever from the red mark toward 1. under the buttonhole foot. let the needle pierce the fabric and set the index mark CA_ on the upper portion of the foot at the same graduation mark CB_ as it was set for the first buttonholeo Lower the foot. Lower the foot. Turn knob back to F to finish end of buttonhole. 1600. These settings may vary depending on the type of fabric used.

<< << << < << << 21 .Position 1 Step 1 Position 2 Step 2 V v V ¸ v _ _••: A"_ F R rr/ :a.

This will enable you to start at one end of the buttonhole. and Pull guide plate all the way forward so that guide pin is at S.about 1_ Feed dog control-Lef_ Covet plate for butlonholes I! /. . Screw guide pin on guide plate on machine Drop guide with template into guide bed. pin hole buttonhole plate into place fitting over the 22 pinion gear. 17501 Use disc _ 1 Stitch width knob.__:/i Covet" l_Jo I a @ 0 i.4!_ • " Remove and plate.BUTTONHOLES (Models 96. insert regular cover plate cover Select snap desired into guide template plate.

: Mark the position o[ each buttonhole with chalk on the garment or a line of basting. Use cambric or taffeta between woolens and rayons-organdy light weight or lawn between and sheer fabrics. stitch on width heavy may be The buttonhole size and shape is not influenced by the stitch Length knob so it may be set on any position. formed. buttonhole guide plate and draw toward back.HINTS PERFECT FOR BUTTONHOLES O O ii!_ _ _: ! ._ .: : i . A wider desirable fabrics. weight 23 . Use buttonhole cutter open. An occasional drop of oil on the oiling hole provided on the back of the buttonhole cover plate wilt provide of your smooth operation buttonhole maker. Loosely woven fabrics and fabrics that stretch easily such as jersey should have an interfacing of a firm fabric. scissors to or cut buttonhole Pick up bobbin thread through threads material Drop sewing. start be presser foot Buttonhole Always make a practice buttonhole on a piece of the fabric to be used in the garment. Place on the guide and will plate.

Pull guide plate all the way forward so that guide pin is at S.Left Cover plate for buttonhotes 0 _[uidepinhol! 0 _ pinL0_ _ear Remove regular cover plate and insert buttonhole cover plate.BUTTONHOLES (Model t654) Use disc # 1 Stitch width knob. This will enable you to start at one end of the buttonhole. Screw guide pin on guide ptate into guide pin hole on machine bed. Drop guide plate into place with template fitting over the pinion gear. Select desired size of buttonhole by turning disc as shown above. 24 . Screw guide pin on guide plate into guide pin hole on machine bed.about 1 Feed dog control. Length of buttonhole appears in window on top s{de of guide plate.

A wider desirable fabrics. stitch on width heavy may be weight 25 . An occasional drop of oil on the oiling hole provided on the back of the buttonhole cover plate will provide smooth operation of your buttonhole maker. Always make a practice buttonhole on a piece of the fabric to be used in the garment.HINTS FOR PERFECT BUTTONHOLES O O Mark the position of each buttonhole on the garment with chalk or a line of basting. The buttonhole size and shape is not influenced by the stitch tength knob so it may be set on any position. Buttonhole will be formed. Use cambric or taffeta between woolens and rayons-organdy or lawn between light weight and sheer fabrics. Loosely woven fabrics and fabrics that stretch easily such as jersey should have an interfacing of a firm fabric. scissors or cut button- to Pick up bobbin thread thraugh guide plate and draw threads toward back. Drop presser foot and start sewing. Use buttonhole buttonhole cutter hole open. Place material on the guide plate.

stitch from each end mending to center.. 26 . length at the red around Set mark stitch width 2 to on the indicator completely cover- plate. so that edge of lace is overcast._: Baste cutout 4. Set stitch length to 2 or 3. Place fabric under the presser foot anti position lace inch from edge of fabric.APPLIQUEu_o . Continue STRAIGHT ORTHREE-CORNERED TEAR U_e disc _ 6 Stitch width 4 Stitch [ength at red mor_ Position tear under needle and stitch along the straia ght tear catching sides of material. Zigzag stitch ing the raw edge.1 .. applique SEWINGNLACE uso O . Position fabric and lace so that stitching right stitch catches left edge of lace._o_1 Set stitch width to 2. When three cornered tear. Set stitch applique to fabric.

along marked outline._ Set stitch width to 4. stitch guiding fabric carefully by i iill _ ! ii!!!iiiiiiiilZiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii SEWING NSTRETCH O FABRICSu_o _. to be sewn on fabric and fit hoops. hands. Slip hoop lower presser bar and thread through fabric. take one stitch to raise bobbin Using a medium speed.OVERCASTING d_s° u. Writing is done with stitching. Remove presser for straight or zigzag stitches and fabric under the needle. Machine will make triple lock stitches back and forth. Sew as you do straight stitching.: _1 A U_e Free hand Stitch width 0 to 4 Feed dog control Left Draw initials or words fabric into embroidery either zigzag or straight foot. Set stitch width as desired. to about 3.o_2. 27 . . Set stitch length Zigzag stitch around raw edge of fabric cover the edge. The seam can be pressed open without breaking thread. to completely f. Stitch width 0 Stitch lenglh 4 Use with knitted fabrics and stretch fabrics. WRITINGNDMONOGRAMMINGd.

as position assembly far as it and with will loosen needle flat side away go into needle from you.DOUBLE NEEDLE 1. Draw both threads each set Continue through upper thread guides. 3. and 2. Pull several inches Thread bobbin and pick up bobbin thread sewing. SETTING THEDOUBLE NEEDLE Raise clamp the needle bar to its highest screw. The same for both upper and lower thread- 28 . threading as you would for single double thread guides are provided. needle sewing except where Draw one thread through through each needle of thread through. clamp. Hold double needle Slip the needle tighten the screw. as for single needle each side of the double thread guides and from front to back. Use size ing. THREADING THEDOUBLE NEEDLE Place a spool of thread on each spool pin. THREAD SELECTION When using double needle do not set stitch width higher than 2½ setting. of tension dis_:s of the thread Pass a thread between tension assembly. only mercerized sewing thread is recommended thread size 50 or finer.

presser in the turn fabric. drop enter The 23 Before stitching check by turning fabric stitch setting. a double piercing half Raise the the t needle. beyond needle. corner with the foot complete when the longer foot. manually. TURNING CORNER A To the turn. presser stitching 29 . with Needle and needle advanced double needle should plate. lower foot new a stop square stitching Raise presser again.4. take the turn. STITCHING All decorative starting the patterns any handwheel are possible operation. without width touching presser foot control must not be 5. and stitching needle shift one and with tip just fabric begin stitch. direction.

cap cannot or he kimono eased b. a fabric woven of 60% Orlon and 40% silk should be handled as one made entirely of Orlon. Wind the bobbin in ween tension discs. with cellophane tape or pape_ clips slightly rounded rather than square. acetate. *Orion. Dupont's Acrylic fiber. Sew _Trademafk for Dupont's 3O . Usually the upper thread loosened. For example. bobbin.SYNTHETICS Your KENMORE will sew all the new fabrics of synthetic fiber. but do Guide thread by hand not pass thread betfor a smoothly wound e. When stitching a fabric of hlended or cnmbined fibers. as recommended in chart on page 5. and combinations of synthetic and natural gibers. Sometimes both bobbin and upper must be loosened _pages 12. the usual way. c. blends o| these. Hold plastic pieces rather than pins. and a large size stitch. Choose the stitch length that gives the most satis|actory thickness tension thread seam. _elect patterns of the loose fitting type with sleeves. and are not absorbent. When stitching a fabric that is over 50% synthetic fiber. of the must he tensions f_ Check thread ten.ions by sewing on a double fabric to be used. rayon. tot fiber. 13L SEWING NPLASTICILMS O F Set the Use a together corners _Trademark polyester machine with normal thread tensions fine needle and mercerized thread. handle it as you would a material of the fiber present in the [arRest percentage. remember: a. d. Use Use a s_'nthetic a fine needle thread. because most synthetic fiber fabrics wltil steam pressing. such as nylon. _ _Dacron.

REPLACEMENT OFTHEBELT Push motor against machine and remove belt from motor pulley. i ! noise. A 3_ . Let motor down gently. Pull belt out over hand wheel. B. oil Fig. & C. machine a at runs hard or makes excessive sewing in figs. Install new belt reversing the above procedure. should be done with a small brush. drop of KENMORE the points indicated Swing points hinged face cover plate open to indicated at end o{ machine head. CLEANING ANDOILING Keep the moving parts free from dust and thread Cleaning When for quiet and efficient operation. place machine oil A.

3. Put a drop of of the shuttle _see arrows).e. 32 4. oil on the center and on shuttle . B It may be necessary to clean the shuttle area occasionally._: take disc out from machine. remove remove cover too plate. Push levers sideways from the shuttle assembly and lift shuttle race cover and shuttle out by the center pin. Clean small brush.o. screws F. :_ and lifft cover. the shuttle particles of race thread of any with lint or a small pin race 1. 2. Raise the needle bar to its highest point and remove bobbin ca_.t!_ at top of machine head. To _.

hold shuttle by center pin and fit carefully into assembly opposite the shuttle driver. Snap the levers into position. remove the needle plate and clean feed dog with a soft brush. Slip shuttle race cover into place. Occasionally.To reass_mble. Shuttle Race Cover Shuttle Shutlle Race 33 .

Unevenly wound bobbin. size needte 5]. Incorrect size Incorrect Do not pull fabric. or tarlatan when stitching. Choose correct guide it gently. oF tissue paper 34 . needle.page _poge thread 5_. _pages presser foot Cpage 10_. _page Breaking Needle Pulling fabric. 10_. Loose presser foot. Fabric too sizes or bobbin _. Reset Increase Upper Insert Reset Use tension_s_ on 12. 15_. be same size and klnd. ii PROBLEM CORRECTION m Incorrect Improper 'i Loose size needle. choose Rethread tension. ! Thread _page Incorrect thread tension_s_. presser underlay sheer or too soft. presser bobbin 15_. threads presser not foot. upper fabric. Draw Raise both feed thread threads dog back under 15_. for thread and fabric _page 5). thread _page thread fabric. 13_. threading. increase Reset Rewind pressure foot on presser _page 7_. Light pressure on presser foot. Beset presser foot _page 15_. Puc_:ering pressure t_reod new and needle foot presser Foot _page should Using two different kinds of thread. Foot (page 10)_ pressure presser an fao_. tension guide _page 12_. Upper drown Feed end back dog lower under down. presser foot. of needle. For thread and fabric (page 5_. Tighten Do not correct machine upper pull size needle 9_. I irregular Stitches Pulling Light Loose it gently. Bent or blunt needle. setting Reset needle _page I :I Bunching of Loose presser foot.WHAT TO DO '1II i= II PROBABLE CAUSE .

for thread and |abric _page 5_. Check Loosen Clean bobbin bobbin babbln case thread threading tension shuttle _poge _page (pages 8_. 33t. on presser pressure on Starting _mproper Breaking Upper Thread Tight to stitch too |ast. need{e. speed. of need|e. c<_se csr_ Thread Feed Fabric Moving not Light dog down. needle. Disc_ssemble and cleon shuttle _pages 32. Place both to stitch. 13_. threading. or Skipping Stitches Tight Light Incorrect size b{unt setting neecl_e. 35 . threads under Machine Jamming _Knocking Noise_ Thread caught in shutt{e. foot. Breaking Bobbin Tight Lint in bobbin bobbin thread case or shutt|e.. tension. thread needle. 33). Rethread Loosen Choose Insert machlne upper correct new ipage upper thread size tension needle _page 5_. i ii i i n i i i i I II I II [ I I IIIII III ill II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Illill I I PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSG CORRECTION IncOrreCt Ben_. foot before beginning pressure knotted Threads fabric. tension.WHAT TO DO . presser back foot _page presser _0_. 32. Raise increase feed dog pressure . and Fabric _poge 5_.page on 151. _'page 10_. tension presser 57. Incorrect Sharp eye size in thread needle Improper bobbin case threading tension. Choose Insert Reset Loosen Increase correct new need|e upper size needle _'page 5_. needle _poge thread upper pressure thread _poge foot 12_. on presser under _oot. :_poge for 12_. Start to stitch at a medium 91 .

PARTS LIST All parts listed here may be ordered through your nearest Sears or Simpsons.Sears retail store. catalog sates office or mail order house. @ @ @ @ @ ® @ @ @ 36 .

10 Pattern disc No. 3 Pattern disc No. 8 Pattern disc No. Model serialnumbers machine & of shown onthenomenctature plate. No._crew in yellow case Ref. 24 Double needle in ivory case 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2I 22 Buttonhole Buttonhole Buttonhole 1939 2273 8286 1222 740 9363 6870 135 6902 6864 6854 8939 8940 8941 8942 _293 9021 !3t16" Regular template 5/8" Regular template 6! 16" Reguatr ayelel 15/16" temptate Regular template template end 9 6745 37 .please besureto mentionhefollowing t references : 1. 9 Pattern disc No. 5 Pattern disc No. Seepage 2. 9022 9023 9020 9181 9_62 32736 1/2" Regular 3/8" 5/8" Regular Keyhole template template template cover plate guide plate guide plate in red case in green case in blue case ring 23 24 25 Bobbin Bobbin case Light bulb Large screw driver Small screw driver Pattern disc No_ 1 Pattern disc No. 21 Pattern disc No. 18 Single needles Bobbin winder rubber Nylon disc disc Thread spool pin Bobbin winder tension Straight stitch foot Zigzag presser foot Satin stitch foot Presser foot thumb Motor rubber belt Needle threader Buttonhole 1-1!16" 1-1/16" foot template template Keyhole Regular . No. When ordering by mail. 6741 6742 6743 6744 _tion No. 6 Pattern disc No. or parts will be shipped at prevailing prices and you will be bilged accordingly. 11 Single needles No. 22 Pattern disc No. Ref. Parts number(s) and description(s) here. 7 Pattern disc No. 17980 26929 F502 6510 6797 30!5 3076 26841 26842 26843 26844 26845 26846 26847 26848 26849 26850 2t_6t 26862 26863 26864 Description Shuttle Needle hook clamp Ref. 23 Pattern disc No. 10 PartsNo. 14 Single needtes No. prices will be furnished on request. 16 Singte needles No.When ordering these parts. 4 Pattern disc No. No= 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Par s No. PartsNo. 2 Pattern disc No. 2.

oth threads do not have to break at the same place. obbin tension may be reset by the following procedure. Start with a loose bobbin thread msion. a correct size needle thread as it will not length at forming Set the stitch in half diagonally. thread The upper and bobbin thread should be matched in size and type. c. See page 12. If seam is puckered-both tensions are too tight. b. of your fabric fold. if if If If bobbin. the stitching and pull with a snap to make threads loose. 4. but they should break on the same _ap. See page I2. Do not try this test with synthetic break. Figure 3. tensions are too upper tension. stitch. tension. Use mercerized thread. Figure 2. Check threading carefully. Check the thread tension balance. Grasp a. d. See page 9. c. and for the fabric you are using. Fold a 6 _ square a line of stitching _'_ from into the case. Tighten the spring screw gradually until bobbin case and full bobbin can be gently lifted from your hand by the end of the bobbin thread. If the top thread lays on the fabric-loosen upper thread test. b. tension. 38 . 3.ADJUSTING When 1. If the bottom thread lays on the fahrictighten upper thread test. 2. and fabric Insert a new needle of the correct Consult chart on page 5 for'needle size for size. and and repeat repeat both threads break-tensions neither thread breaks-both upper thread breaks-loosen lower thread breaks-tighten are balanced. break. properly threaded per inch. Begin with a full about 12 stitches a triangle. Make a. upper tension. your sewing YOUR machine does SEWING not sew MACHINE a properly the FOR locked GOOD check you STITCHES the are following: using.

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