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

ZlG-ZAG

SEWING

MACHINE
P/N 55039

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

Overcasting

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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

Knob

Nomenclature

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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

_u_tonhole

{.ength Control 20. Upper Thread Spool_ Pros

11_. push See illustration CONNECTING MACHINE Push bed wall the plug onto three-prong plate. from socket. In order to operate the machine the switch must he on. To counter clockwise. Plug machine cord outlet. open the face push bulb in slightly. O in place. 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. accessory box. remove and turn off. light it and bulb switch open. See illustration 5. Raise hinge pins in the machine head onto the pins securely front flap. connector into any under 110-120V the . and tighten hinge screws Lower machine head to Screw spool pins the spool pins. turn by swinging clockwise. in new 4. It may be turned on or off by pushing the light switch. _3 . O O replace. To remove cover plate turn bulb bulb.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_.

Hold away as far clamp.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. 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.NEEDLE ANDTHREAD TABLE THREAD Cotton Synthetic Silk A 60-80 50 60-100 PLACEMENT OFNEEDLE Raise sition synthetics SIZE NEEDLE SiZE Sheer cottons. laces weight weight weight weight weight FABRIC needle by you. clamp bar turning to its highest hand needle you. have is the correct one . bobbin as on sewing. This I I . Never 6021 needles. Cotton 40. 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. Comparison this illustration will determine whether needle your you mach_.+ _ + ) II I|/ ii ! is the exact length of the needle to with the for be used in your machine.

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

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

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

THREADING MACHINE UPPER Place thread as illustrated between discs of the Thread Tension Assembly. Release spool of thread and continue to th'ead machine as illustrated. When thread tension is released. the spring wire loop will return to pos_t_on as shown with the thread in proper place. 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... To increase pressure. when sewing sheer fabrics. _]i Bring bobbin thread up by pulling See illustration.. thread. Place threads back under presser i YiL::)] ii_.. reduce the pressure.. This will release pressure foot. For ordinary sewing. Insufficient pressure may cause skipped thickness increase stitches or difficulty in guiding foot marks appear the fabric..PICKING BOBBINHREAD UP T Raise Hold hand presser foot lever. I0 ... When sewing multiple heavy material. reduce the pressure. upper foot... the inner pin should of presser inner pin be about or it half way down.__ ADJUSTING THEPRESSURE OFTHEPRESSER FOOTPush down outer ring of presser foot knob See illustration).. rotate _Di YI . push down until suitable pressure is obtained.. needle thread loosely wheel toward you one in left complete band and turn.

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

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

J When bobbin with adjusting case. and the both Turn Clockwise. J be adjusted. adjustment upper thread unsatisfactory as in 3. the tension Turn Counter decreased. make a screwdriver. Clockwise. 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. adjust the Lower thread less tension.INCREASE TENSION Whenstitchingis figures thread requires than the 2 and tension. is badly be lower tight may tensions as in figure puckered. upper tension [ frequently When 1 and cause upper stitch seam may and is satisfactory. 13 . increased.

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

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

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

22. prevent the the tension should bobbin thread from be decreased. on the Pattern needle. It is necessary to reduce the upper thread tension is increased. 2]. the is used as [or prevent the fabric. See page 27. stitch width slightly depending or width.> >> ! i 10 21 22 23 by the means disc. 23 it [ be changed page 25. Stitch by When using using the satin stitch length will vary any the other disc fo0St. Sewing width and will length at of material can be length in the stitching. coming up on instructions As somewhat This will the top of puckering 17 . lengt h numbers All patterns and 24. with double should be for the stitch Disc number 21 also makes the stretch stitch when on Stretch Fabrics. the to of various discs Basic decorative red mark be sewn. set at 4. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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. formed. weight 23 .: Mark the position o[ each buttonhole with chalk on the garment or a line of basting. buttonhole guide plate and draw toward back.HINTS PERFECT FOR BUTTONHOLES O O ii!_ _ _: ! . Use cambric or taffeta between woolens and rayons-organdy light weight or lawn between and sheer fabrics. A wider desirable fabrics.: : i . Place on the guide and will plate. Loosely woven fabrics and fabrics that stretch easily such as jersey should have an interfacing of a firm fabric._ . 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. scissors to or cut buttonhole Pick up bobbin thread through threads material Drop sewing. Use buttonhole cutter open. start be presser foot Buttonhole Always make a practice buttonhole on a piece of the fabric to be used in the garment.

Screw guide pin on guide plate into guide pin hole on machine bed. This will enable you to start at one end of the buttonhole. 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. Length of buttonhole appears in window on top s{de of guide plate. 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 .about 1 Feed dog control.

Always make a practice buttonhole on a piece of the fabric to be used in the garment. scissors or cut button- to Pick up bobbin thread thraugh guide plate and draw threads toward back. Place material on the guide plate. A wider desirable fabrics. 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. Drop presser foot and start sewing. Buttonhole will be formed. The buttonhole size and shape is not influenced by the stitch tength knob so it may be set on any position. 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. stitch on width heavy may be weight 25 . Use buttonhole buttonhole cutter hole open.HINTS FOR PERFECT BUTTONHOLES O O Mark the position of each buttonhole on the garment with chalk or a line of basting.

Set stitch applique to fabric. 26 . 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. Position fabric and lace so that stitching right stitch catches left edge of lace.1 . applique SEWINGNLACE uso O . Zigzag stitch ing the raw edge. so that edge of lace is overcast. stitch from each end mending to center. length at the red around Set mark stitch width 2 to on the indicator completely cover- plate._: Baste cutout 4. Place fabric under the presser foot anti position lace inch from edge of fabric.. When three cornered tear.APPLIQUEu_o . Set stitch length to 2 or 3.._o_1 Set stitch width to 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parts number(s) and description(s) here. 10 PartsNo. 16 Singte needles No. 2. Seepage 2. 3 Pattern disc No. 5 Pattern disc No. 4 Pattern disc No. No= 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Par s No. Model serialnumbers machine & of shown onthenomenctature plate. No. 9 Pattern disc No. 11 Single needles No._crew in yellow case Ref.please besureto mentionhefollowing t references : 1. 6 Pattern disc No. Ref. 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 . 10 Pattern disc No. When ordering by mail. 21 Pattern disc No. 8 Pattern disc No. 7 Pattern disc No. PartsNo. prices will be furnished on request. 2 Pattern disc No. 22 Pattern disc No. 14 Single needtes No. No. 6741 6742 6743 6744 _tion 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. or parts will be shipped at prevailing prices and you will be bilged accordingly. 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.When ordering these parts. 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 . 23 Pattern disc No.

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

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SEWING MACHINE SEARS. ROEBUCK SIMPSONS-SEARS AND CO. IL I U.A. Canada Printed in Japan Part No.S. Ontario.. 55039 9/91 . Toronto. and LIMITED. Chicago.

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