Kenmore 12493, 385.1249280, 385.1249380, 648800071 sewing machine manual
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The specified models are covered within the manual: 12493, 385.1249280, 385.1249380, 648800071 / Kenmore
Kenmore 12493: Standard Edition (2005-2008)
Kenmore 385.1249280: Pro Variant (2006-2009), Basic (2010-2012)
Kenmore 385.1249380: Premium (2007-2010), Classic (2011-2013)
Kenmore 648800071: Elite Version (2008-2011)
Manual Language: English
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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE
Setting spool pins
Installing extension table
Pressure regulator, Presser foot lever
Presser feet, Speed control plug
Light and power switch, Sewing light
Foot control, Seam guides, Darning plate
Needle, thread and fabric chart
Needles, Placement of needle
Winding the bobbin
Threading the bobbin case
Threading top thread
Picking up bobbin thread
Adjusting top thread tensions
Adjusting bobbin tensions
STARTING TO SEW
Fastening a seam, Turning a square corner
Checking tensions, Overcasting,
STRETCH AND UTILITY STITCH SEWING
Adjusting stretch stitch balance
Straight stretch stitching
Rick-rack stretch stitching
Smocking stretch stitching
Overcast stretch stitching
Serging or pine leaf stretch stitching
Buttonhole making ...28
Adjusting buttonhole stitch balance ... 30
Shell stitching ..30
Blind hemming .. 31
Satin stitching, Appliqueing ... 32
Zipper application ... 33
Mending, Darning ...34
Button sewing, Bar tacking
CHECKING PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS
CARING FOR THE MACHINE
Cleaning feed dogs and shuttle
Oiling under arm cover plate
Oiling in face cover plate ... 42
Parts list .44
USING PORTABLE CASE OR CABINET ... 45
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Craftsmanship meets technology in the world of sewing, and Kenmore has long been a name synonymous with reliability and precision. The Kenmore 12493, 385.1249280, 385.1249380, and 648800071 are prime examples of this legacy. This guide offers insights into the technicalities, features, and maintenance practices essential for these models.
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The Kenmore 12493 features an advanced motor for consistent stitching speed.
• The 385.1249280 model operates on a dual voltage system suitable for international use.
• With the 385.1249380, users can enjoy an extended stitch width adjustment range.
• The 648800071 model boasts of a quick-set bobbin feature, ensuring ease of use.
• All models come with an LED light that illuminates the sewing area clearly.
• The stitch length on the 12493 can be customized for various fabric types.
• The 385.1249380 has an advanced thread tension control system.
• Automatic needle threading is a prominent feature in the 648800071 model.
• The 12493 model comes with an ergonomic foot pedal for easy speed control.
• The machines have built-in storage for essential sewing tools.
Key Features and Details:
- Multiple stitch options for versatility in designs.
- Easy bobbin winding system.
- User-friendly interface for stitch selection.
- Durable metal frame construction for longevity.
- Drop-in bobbin system for ease of use.
- Free arm capability for cylindrical sewing tasks.
- Built-in buttonhole feature.
- Adjustable stitch length and width.
- Top-loading bobbin system for easy access.
- Reverse stitching capability for reinforcing stitches.
► Regularly clean the machine to prevent lint buildup.
► Oil the moving parts every 50 hours of sewing or every six months.
► Replace the needle after every significant project to ensure sharpness.
* Use a soft brush to clean the feed dogs and bobbin area.
* Always unplug the machine before any maintenance.
* Ensure to use high-quality thread to prevent lint accumulation.
* Store the machine in a dust-free environment.
* Regularly check the power cord for any wear and tear.
■ Upgrade to a walking foot for sewing multiple fabric layers.
■ Consider a quilting foot for detailed quilt projects.
Accessories and Attachments:
+ Various presser feet for different sewing tasks.
+ Quilting guide for even quilt lines.
+ Twin needle for parallel stitches.
+ Extension table for larger projects.
+ Protective hard case for safe storage.
☺ Strengths: Durable, versatile stitch options, and user-friendly.
☻ Weaknesses: Some find the bobbin winding to be tricky at times.
Frequent Repairs & Breakable Parts:
→ Bobbin winder replacement.
→ Presser foot lever issues.
→ Feed dog adjustments.
→ Timing-related problems.
→ Tension assembly malfunctions.
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