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Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this owner's manual. 3. Never operate this sewing machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water.
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Names of Parts ... Available Accessories and Attachments ... SECTION I1. GETTING READYTO Connecting Machine to Power Supply ... Before Using Your Sewing Machine ... For Your Safety ... Polarized Plug ... Machine Operating Buttons ... Start/stop Button ... Reverse Button ...
• To repeat buttonhole sewing ... • Changing buttonhole width ... • Changing buttonhole stitch density ... Corded Buttonhole ... • To sew ... Darning ... • To sew ... • To sew a shorter darning ... • To sew the same size darning ... •...
• Fabric color change ... • Thread color change ... Pattern Combination (example 1) ... 74 Sewing Results ... Pattern Combination (example 2) ... 75 Sewing Results ... SECTION VII. NORMAL MAINTENANCE Replacing the Light Bulbs ... • To replace the light bulb behind the face cover ... 78 •...
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UsingYour Sewing Before Before using your sewing machine for the first time, place a waste fabric under the presser foot and run the machine with thread for a few minutes. Wipe away any oil which may appear.
Machine Operating Buttons Start/stop Button Start/stop button Press the button to start or stop the machine. This button can be used either in conventional sewing mode or Embroi- dery mode. In conventional sewing mode, the machine starts running slowly for the first few stitches; it then runs at the speed set by the speed control lever.
Foot Controller Model 21371 is used with Sewing Machine Model 385.19010XXX (XXX represents numbers 000 through 999). Note: The Kenmore Elite sewing machine model 19010 is equipped with an automatic shutdown safety feature to prevent overheating. Follow safety instructions that appear on the visual touch screen.
Extension Table • Detaching the table Close the accessory box, and lift out the extension table (_ toward you, as illustrated, for "_ree-arm" sewing. (_ Extension table • Attaching the table Push the extension table (_ until it snaps into the machine.
Thread Cu_er (_Thread cuter You do not need a pair of scissors to cut threads after sewing. Just use the built-in thread cutter (_. Changing Needle Flat side Needle clamp screw Needle clamp Turn offthe power switch. Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheet counterclockwise, toward you, and lowering the presser foot.
Correcting Distorted Stitch The sewing results of the stretch stitch patterns may vary depending upon the sewing conditions, such as sewing speed, type of the fabric, number of layers etc. Always make test sewing on a scrap piece of the fabric that you wish to use.
Presser Foot Types • zigzag foot (Foot A) Use this foot for both straight and zigzag stitching. • Straight stitch foot (Foot H) Use this foot for exclusively for straight stitching with center needle position. • Automatic buttonhole foot (Foot R) Use this foot for one step automatic buttonhole sewing.
• 1/4"Seam foot (Foot O) This foot is useful for patchwork quilt. The guide on the foot maintains an exact 1/4" (0.7 cm) seam allowance. • Embroidery foot (Foot P) This foot is a special attachment for professional-style embroidery. • Walking foot This is special attachment for hard-to-feed materials.
Selecting Needle Fabric For general sewing, use needle sizes 11 or 14. A fine thread and needle should be used for sewing lightweight fabrics, so the fabric will not be marred. Heavy fabrics require a needle large enough to pierce the fabric without fraying the needle thread. In the needle set, there is one each of sizes 11, 14, 16, and 18, and a blue needle.
Winding Bobbin • Removing the hook cover plate Hook cover plate release button Hook cover plate Bobbin Slide the hook cover plate release button _ to the right, and remove the cover plate _. Lift out the bobbin _ from the bobbin holder. •...
Bobbin Winding Note: Set the speed control lever at its fastest position for bobbin winding. _) Upper thread guide Bobbin Bobbin winder spindle Guide the thread around the upper thread guide _). Insert the thread through the hole on the bobbin _, threading from the inside to the outside.
• Inserting the bobbin End of thread Notch Notch Threading diagram Place a bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread running off counterclockwise. Guide the thread into the notch _ on the front side of the bobbin holder. Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between the tension spring blades.
Threading the Machine • Threading the machine * Raise the thread take-up lever to its highest position by turning the handwheel counterclockwise. * Raise the presser foot lifter. * Place a spool on the spool pin, with the thread coming off from the bottom toward the front of the sewing machine.
• Drawing up bobbin thread (_ Up/down needle button Raise the presser foot. Hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand. Press the up/down needle button _ twice to bring the bobbin thread up. Draw up the needle thread to bring up a loop of the bobbin thread.
SECTION II1. CONVENTIONAL Visual Touch Screen The "Kenmore Elite" display appears on the visual touch screen for a few seconds when turning the machine on, then it shows the initial screen as illustrated. Mode Selection Keys (_ Mode key Press mode key _ to enter the Mode selection.
Pattern Selection Press the stitch pattern indication key to select the desired stitch pattern. (_ Name of stitch Stitch image Selected needle type (single or twin) Suitable pressure dial number (_ Suitable thread tension number (_ Sound mark (the mark will disappear when the sound volume set to 0) Suitable presser foot Utility...
Machine Settings When you press the SET key, the following four mode keys will be displayed and you can customize settings within each mode. You can select your desired mode by pressing the corresponding key. Common set mode In this mode, machine operation and function (screen contrast, beep sound, etc.) can be adjusted and set for both embroidery and conventional sewing.
(_ Inch/millimeter You can set your machine's measuring unit to either "inch" or "millimeter" depending upon your preference. The default measuring unit setting is "inch". Press ii" _) or m_ _ key to select the unit you prefer. Key position adjustment If you think the touch panel keys are out of alignment, you can correct it in the key position adjustment window.
Straight Stitch (_ Stitch pattern: 1 or 2 Needle thread tension 2 to 6 Presser foot A: Zigzag foot Presser foot H: Straight stitch foot (_) Pressure dial Note: When using the straight stitch foot, make sure to adjust the needle position to 3.5. Otherwise the needle may hit the sewing foot and possibly break.
• Needle plate guide line The seam guides on the needle plate and hook cover plate help you to measure seam allowance. The number marks on the needle plate indicate the distance between the center needle position and the edge of the fabric. There are marks for 15 mm, 20 mm, 4/8 in., 5/8 in.
Quilting with Walking Foot The walking foot is effective in preventing the fabric (light materials, knits, real and imitation leather etc.) from slipping or puckering, because it sandwiches the material between the upper and the lower feed dog on the machine. The quilting bar can also be attached on the walking foot to make it easier to sew evenly spaced parallel rows of stitches.
• Changing needle drop position _j_ + key ®-key 0.0 (left position) (_ 3.5 (center position) 7.0 (right position) Needle drop position is adjusted with the _ and -- keys. When you press the ÷ key, the needle moves to the right.
Adjust the Needle Thread Tension Stitch • Correct tension Needle thread (Top thread) Bobbin thread (Bottom thread) To loosen (_ To tighten The ideal straight stitch has threads locked between two layers of fabric, as illustrated (magnified to show detail). If you look at the top and bottom of a seam, notice that the stitches are evenly balanced.
Variety of Straight Stitches Lock-a-matic Stitch Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 2 to 6 Presser foot A: Zigzag foot Presser foot H: Straight stitch foot Pressure dial Use this stitch to secure the beginning and the end of a seam with backstitching. Press pattern 3 on the visual touch screen.
Stretch Stitch Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 3 to 6 Presser foot A: Zigzag foot Pressure dial This is a narrow stretch stitch designed to eliminate puckering on knit fabrics and bias seams, while permitting the seam to be pressed completely open flat. Basting Stitch Stitch pattern:...
• Fabric preparation Right (top) side of fabric Wrong (bottom) side of fabric Bottom seam Zipper bottom stop position Basting stitch Place the right (top) sides of the fabric _ together. Sew a bottom seam _ 5/8" (2.2 cm) from the right edge to the estimated zipper bottom stop position _.
Zigzag Stitch Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 3 to 7 Presser foot A: Zigzag foot Pressure dial The zigzag stitch is one of the most common and versatile stitches. It can be a utility stitch for button sewing, buttonhole making, hemming, overcasting, mending and darning.
• Changing stitch width _+key Q-key Stitch width Stitch width is adjusted with the + The larger the number, the wider the stitch width. Press the ÷ key to increase the stitch width. Press the -- key to decrease the stitch width. •...
Adjust the Needle Thread Tension for Zigzag Stitch For an ideal zigzag stitch, the bobbin thread does not show on the right side (Top side) of the fabric, and the needle thread shows slightly on the wrong side (Bottom side) of the fabric.
Variety of Overcasting Stitches Overedge Stitch Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 3 to 7 Presser foot C: Overedge foot Brush holder seam guide Presser foot A: Zigzag foot Pressure dial This stitch is often used as a seam finish to prevent fraying. If using a zigzag foot, start overedging with the leftmost needle position about 1/8"...
Serging Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 3 to 7 Presser foot A: Zigzag foot Pressure dial This stitch is recommended for finishing edges of knit fabrics such as tricots, stretch velour etc., because it provides the greatest amount of elasticity and strength. Sew along the fabric edge leaving a 1/4"...
Blind Stitch Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 1 to 4 Presser foot G: Blind hem foot Pressure dial Use the same color thread as the fabric. On heavy weight fabrics that ravel, the raw edge should be overcast first. Fotd the hem, as illustrated. Wrong side (Bottom side) of fabric 1/4"...
SECTION IV. BUTTONHOLE Various kinds of buttonholes (_ Square BH This square buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy fabrics. The buttonhole size is automatically determined by placing a button in the foot. Round end BH This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics, especially for blouses and children's clothes.
Square (_ Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 1 to 5 Presser foot R: Automatic buttonhole foot Pressure dial • Preparation for sewing Groove Press up/down needle button to raise the needle. Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R. Make sure the groove (_ on the foot holder catches the pin _ on the foot when lowering the presser bar.
Press the start/stop button to sew the buttonhole. The buttonhole wilt be automatically sewn. Step 1 : The machine will sew the front bartack and the left row first. Then it goes back to the starting point with straight stitch. Step 2: The machine will sew the right row.
• Changing buttonhole width Press the _!!!, key. The adjusting window opens. The adjusting window displays the -F and -- buttonhole width adjustment. Press the + key to increase the buttonhole width. Press the _ key to decrease the buttonhole width. Press the _key to register the settings.
Corded Buttonhole Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 1 to 5 Presser foot R: Automatic buttonhole foot (_ Pressure dial Use the same procedure as the square buttonhole procedure. * Set the stitch width to match the thickness of the cord used.
Darning Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 3 to 6 Presser foot R: Automatic buttonhole foot Pressure dial • To sew Button holder Select the pattern 23. Pull the button holder _ fully to the rear. Place the garment under the foot. Press the up/down needle button twice.
Tacking (_ Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 3 to 6 Presser foot F: Satin stitch foot Pressure dial Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotches and belt carriers where extra strength is needed. Select pattern 24 and attach the satin foot E The machine wilt sew a tacking of 9/16"...
Eyelet Stitch pattern: Needle thread tension 1 to 4 Presser foot F: Satin stitch foot Pressure dial The eyelet is used for belt holes etc. Press pattern 25 on the visual touch screen. • To sew Attach the satin stitch foot E Depress the foot control to sew.
SECTION V. SATIN, DECORATIVE STITCHES MONOGRAMMING Functions Mode key Press ,_ key to enter the mode selection. Twin needle key Press key to enter the twin needle sewing mode. Needle up/down key Press the ! key to set the needle position up or down when stopping the machine.
Program key Press _, key to program pattern combination. When you press this key the following function keys will be displayed. Cursor keys Press the keys to move the cursor to right or left. You can select a pattern to delete, select a position to insert another pattern.
Cycle Pattern Sewing Example: pattern 28, LS (_ Stitch pattern: 28, L.S Needle thread tension 3 to 4 Presser foot F: Satin stitch foot Pressure dial • To sew Press the _* key. Select pattern 28 Select pattern L.S. Start the machine to sew. The machine will sew to end of the pattern and lock the stitches, then stop automatically.
Programming Pattern Combination Example: pattern 28 and 31 Stitch pattern: 28, 31 Needle thread tension 3 to 4 Presser foot F: Satin stitch foot Pressure dial • To sew Press the key. Select pattern 28. Select pattern 31. Start to sew. The machine will sew the pattern combination repeatedly.
To Sew from the Beginning Pattern with Beginning Example: pattern 30 (_ Stitch pattern: 28, 32, 70 Needle thread tension 3 to 4 Presser foot F: Satin stitch foot Pressure dial • To sew Press the key. Select pattern 28. Select pattern 32.
Individual Pattern Adjustment Example:patterns 28, 30 and 32 Stitch pattern: 28, 30, 32 Needle thread tension 3 to 4 Presser foot F: Satin stitch foot Pressure dial You can adjust the stitch width, stitch length and elongation ratio of each pattern in a combination individually. Change the elongation ratio of pattern 28 in the combination of patterns 28, 30 and 32.
Program Check • Example: To check the combination of patterns 64, 70, 30, 26, 31 and 38. When the entire pattern combination is not displayed, press the key to view the remaining patterns in combination. Press the key _ to go back to the original window. Number of page Return key Page key...
Press the _ key, to select the location of either the internal memory of the sewing machine or a Compact Flash Card (adapter required). When you press the _j !.;_ keys, you will be able to see the saved files in the previous and next pages.
Opening a Saved File Open file key Open file window When you press the .o_o;key, and then _ file window _ will appear. You can open the file to sew the programmed patterns that you have saved. Press the _&_ key to select the location of the file directory, either in the internal memory of the machine or in the PC-Card.
MONOGRAMMING (_ Font key When you press key, the font selection window opens. The following 2 fonts and symbols are available. Block type Script type Press the desired font key to select the font or symbol. OK key When you press _/key the desired font wilt be selected.
Programming a Monogram Example: Programming in block type Press the key and select block type letter. Press _ key and select upper case. Press key and select large size. Press "R". The cursor shifts to the right and "R" is automatically memorized.
SECTION VI. EMBROIDERY Getting Ready Embroidery to Sew • Embroidery Hoop F This is the standard size hoop, with 5.0" X 4.3" (126 mm X 110 mm) embroidery area for standard size embroidery designs. • Instruction for template Starting point for the built-in embroidery designs. Starting point for horizontal monogramming justified placement.
Stabilizer To obtain the best quality embroidery, it is important to use stabilizers. Types of Stabilizer • Tear-away stabilizer Tear-away stabilizer is made from a fiber that will tear easily. Use tear-away stabilizers for stable woven fabrics. After stitching, tear away the stabilizer so that the small portion left in the back of the stitching will not affect the wear.
Embroidery To Set the Fabric in the Mark the reference lines _ on the right side of the fabric where you wish to sew the design as illustrated using tailor's chalk. Reference lines Place the template on the fabric by matching the reference lines on the template to the reference lines you previously marked on the fabric.
Embroidery Hoop To Attach Machine Turn the attaching knob _ so it is parallel with the hoop, and set it on the carriage. Attach the hoop by fitting the pins _ into the carriage holes _, and turn the attaching knob _ clockwise to secure the hoop.
Card Reader/Writer 19000 You can download embroidery designs from model 19000 series memory card library via reader/writer 19000 (optional item) to your Kenmore 19010. Edit mode You can edit and combine the embroidery designs to create your original embroidery.
Embroidery Mode To customize a setting within Embroidery mode, press embroidery mode setting key (_. Embroidery mode setting key Embroidery maximum speed The maximum sewing speed can be changed from 400 to 650 spm for embroidery sewing. The default setting is 650 spm. Press the -- key to reduce the maximum sewing speed.
Embroidery Screen When you select an embroidery design, the visual touch screen will show the design's parts and their sequence numbers, the thread color code, the presser foot to use, sewing time, number of colors needed and the embroidery's actual measurements. When you press the start/stop button, the machine will automatically start sewing.
Return carriage key Press the _ikey to bring the carriage back to its home position after finishing embroidery. Note: Before you turn the power switch off in Embroidery always be sure to press the key to return the carriage / to its home position.
Starting Embroidery to Sew Loose thread Lower the presser foot, press the start/stop button and sew 5 to 6 stitches. Press the start/stop button again to stop the machine. Raise the presser foot, cut off the loose thread (_ close to the starting point and lower the presser foot.
Monogram Embroidery Press embroidery mode key, and press the monogram key. The monogram selection screen will appear and Gothic upper case alphabet font will automatically Monogram Selection Screen In the monogram selection window, you can program words by pressing the alphabet keys directly. After you press an alphabet key, the letter is memorized and the cursor moves to the right.
@ OK key The selected letter/number/symbol combination is confirmed by pressing the oK key. After the oK key is pressed the screen will change to the embroidery screen. @ Upper/lower ease key You can select upper or lower case letters by pressing key.
2-letter Monogram Press the Embroidery mode key and press the monogram key. Example: 2-Letters with a crest Crest keys Press !_ key. Select 2-letters and press the crest key. Select the letter "A". The cursor wilt move to the right. Select the letter "B".
ATA PC Card • To insert the ATA PC card Insert the SanDisk ® CompactFlash that contains saved stitch data into the SanDisk _ CompactFlash adapter.Then insert the adapter into the slot with the front side of card (_ facing you. Push the card until it clicks, then the eject button @ pops out.
Reader/writer 19000 You can download embroidery designs from model 19000 series memory card library via card reader/writer your Kenmore 19010. Note: The Readedwdter 19000 is sold separately. • Connecting Reader/writer 19000 insert the RS-232C cable _ into the RS-232C connector of the machine.
Edit Mode In the edit mode, you can edit and combine designs to create your original embroidery. Press the embroidery mode key (_ and edit key _ to open the edit mode window. (_ Embroidery mode key Edit key Pattern Selection Windows You can open the built-in designs, monogram, and...
Cancel When you press the _!_, key, any changes that have been made to the selected pattern wilt be cancelled. Cancel key Note: When there is more than one pattern on the edit screen, you need to select the pattern that you wish to edit. Resizing the Selected Pattern...
Rotating the Selected Pattern Each time you press the _ key, the embroidery pattern will rotate 45 ° clockwise. (_ Rotation key Delete When you press the _ key, the selected pattern will be deleted. Delete key Changing Fabric and Thread You can change the background color of the edit screen to simulate the fabric color that you are intending to use.
• Thread color change In this window you are able to change the assigned thread color of the selected part of the pattern. Select the pattern and press the _?_key to open the thread color change window. Select the part you wish to change thread color by pressing the color/part key (_.
(Example Pattern Combination Select built-in pattern 3. Press the edit key. Press the layout keys (_ to move the pattern down and to the left. Press the _i key _ 5 times to rotate the pattern as illustrated. Return to the pattern selection window and select built-in pattern 3 again.
(Example Pattern Combination Select built-in pattern 20. Press the edit key. Open the built-in design window and select pattern 1. Edit key The screen returns to the edit mode window and pattern 1 will be displayed on the edit screen. With the layout keys _, move pattern 1 on to the outline of pattern 20.
Select t hebuilt-in pattern 20ontheeditscreen. Press the _ key. Press the oKkey. Delete key (_ OKkey Thepatterns in theeditscreen arecombined a ndwiltbe shown inthepreview window as onedesign. Thecolodpart k eyofthenewcombined design willalso beshown. Sewing Results The embroidery stitch pattern is sewn as shown against the centedines on the fabric.
SECTIONVll. NORMAL MAINTENANCE CAUTION: • Unplug the machine. • Do not dismantle the machine other than as explained in this section. • Do not store the machine in a high-humidity area, near a heat radiator, or in direct sunlight. • Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and mild soap.
Hook Area Press the up/down needle button to raise the needle, then unplug the sewing machine. Remove the set screw _ on the left hand side of the needle plate _ with the screwdriver supplied with the machine. Remove the needle plate @.
Troubleshooting Condition Noisy operation. 1. Threads have been caught in the hook mechanism. 2. The feed dog is packed with lint. The needle thread 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. breaks. 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. 3.
Troubleshooting Condition Patterns are 1. The correct presser foot is not used. distorted. 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. 3. The embroidery hoop attaching knob is loose. 4. The carriage is bumping into something around the machine. 5. The fabric is not pulled tightly enough on the embroidery hoop. 6.
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