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Kenmore 1430 Instructions Manual

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MODEL 1430/1431/1625/1641/1940/1941


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  • Page 1 Kenmore INSTRUCTIONS ZIG • ZAG SEWING MACHINE MODEL 1430/1431/1625/1641/1940/1941 59982...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CHECKING PERFORMANCE CARING FOR THE MACHINE Cleaning Feed Dogs and Shuttle ... Oiling Under Arm Cover Plate ... Oiling Underside ... Oiling in Face Cover Plate ... Parts List ... YOUR SEWING MACHINE TO SEW ... CONSTRUCTION STITCHES STITCHES -... -...
  • Page 3: Knowing Your Sewing Machine

    _KNOWING YOUR MACHINE _ ®. ® FRONT VIEW (Flat-bed type)
  • Page 4 BACK VIEW (Model 1430, 1940) !625, ! 1641, 19412 only) (-_odel 19412 only) (Flat-bed type)
  • Page 5: Installing Machine

    INSTALLING MACHINE (Free-armtype) 1. To install the machine in cabinet, position machine head on cabinet platform so that holes on bottom of machine match those on boards. Insert washers and screws and tighten into place. (Fig. 1) 2. A separate base and cover is available to carry the machine when needed.
  • Page 6: Installing Machine

    INSTALLING MACHINE (Flat bed type) 1. Loosen the two hinge screws under holes in the rear edge of the machine bed. Raise hinge pins in the cabinet or case. Slip machine head onto pins. 3. Tighten hinge screws securely. Push the speed control plug onto three-prong connector...
  • Page 7: Converting To Free-arm Sewing

    CONVERTING TO FREE-ARM SEWING Remove the base from the machine ° by pushing release button applicable) and pulling the base to the left. (Fig. 1, 2) 2. To replace the base, simply slide it along the free arm to its original position.
  • Page 8: Winding The Bobbin

    WINDING THE BOBBIN Release clutch by pulling hand wheel or turning clutch knob toward you as shown in Fig. 1. Draw thread from spool through bobbin winder tension disc as shown. Pull end of thread through hole in bobbin as shown. Place bobbin onto bobbin winder shaft with...
  • Page 9: Threading The Bobbin Case

    THREADING THE BOBBIN CASE 1. Remove base front cover by push- ing the release button on the left side. Open the shuttle cover. 2. Raise needle to its highest position rotating hand wheel toward you. 3. To remove bobbin case from shut- tle, pull open latch of bobbin 4.
  • Page 10: Threading Of Top Thread

    THREADING OF TOP THREAD Place thread on spool pin as shown with thread coming from the back of the spool. Draw thread through thread guide. Holding the spool stationary with right hand, pull end of the thread between the tension discs as shown.
  • Page 11: Adjusting Top Tension

    ADJUSTING TOP TENSIONS Probably the most important control on your machine is this one that regulates your top thread tension. It consists of discs between which the thread passes. The pressure on these discs is regulated by turning the dial. The higher the number, the tighter the tension.
  • Page 12: Adjusting Bobbin Tension

    ADJUSTING BOBBIN TENSIONS Bobbin tension requires adjusting tension. If the stitch is satisfactory but the seam is puckered, loosen the tension on both the top and bottom threads. them as indicated on Page 10. When adjusting the tension on the bobbin case, make slight adjustments a screwdriver.
  • Page 13: Checking Tensions

    CHECKING TENSIONS The easiest way to check tensions is to sew a medium zig zag stitch on the fabric you will be using. Use the appropriate Use different colors of thread on the bobbin and upper spool. Sew a line of zig zag stitches The bobbin thread should not snow on the top of the fabric.
  • Page 14: Stitch Width Control

    STITCH WIDTH CONTROL This control regulates the width of the stitch you select. THE HIGHER NUMBER*THE WIDER THE STITCH. You may vary your zigzag stitch width by adjusting this control to the setting you desire. This control must be on Red Dot in order to do straight stitching.
  • Page 15: Reverse Stitch Control

    REVERSE STITCH CONTROL': It is best to begin and end seams with a few stitches taken in reverse, This called back tacking. Back tacking fastens the ends of the seams firmly and preventsrave!ing. When reverse stitching is needed, turn the control clockwise and: hold_ there dur!ng sewing, The fabric w!ll..imme- diately...
  • Page 16: Special Stitch Dial

    SPECIAL STITCH DIAL There are certain types of utility stitches you will use often in your home sewing. This control enables you to just dial the stitch you need for the task at hand. All stitches printed in red on the dial must be sewn with the Special Modifier set at the Red Dot.
  • Page 17 BLIND STITCH OVERCAST Blind hems are made by using Modifier set on the Red Dot. When overcast stretch stitching is made. SPECIAL MENDING STITCH You will find that much of your reason you have been provided accomplished with the above illustrated Red Dot.
  • Page 18: Pressure Regulator

    OTHER ADJUSTMENTS OF MACHINE IN SEWING In addition to the obvious controls of your machine, there are other small regulators and controls to aid you in using your sewing machine. PRESSURE REGULATOR Push down the outer ring of the pressure regulator.
  • Page 19: Feed Dog Control

    FEED DOG CONTROL There are a few times when you want to control feeding yourself. Remove the base cover from the base. Pull down the feed dog control or turn to the left as shown in Fig. 1. The feed dogs will drop. You may then determine the movement of the fabric yourself.
  • Page 20: Needle Plates

    NEEDLE PLATE INSERTS (Free-arm type) You are provided with two needle plate inserts: A. Needle plate with wide oval hole for all zigzag stitching. B. Needle plate with round hole for regular straight stitching and straight stretch stitch sewing. CHANGING NEEDLE PLATE INSERTS...
  • Page 21: Needle Plates

    MULTI PURPOSE NEEDLE PLATE (Flat-bed type) This multi purpose needle plate pro- vides a small round hole for straight stitching and a wide oval hole for zig zag and decorative stitching. CHANGINGMULTI PURPOSE NEEDLE PLATE 1. Raise needle to its highest position and raise presser foot.
  • Page 22: Accessories Needles

    ACCESSORIES NEEDLES Use KENMORE needles. The size of the needle should conform with the size of the thread and both should be suitable to the fabric (See next page). Never use a bent needle or one with a blunt point.
  • Page 23: Needle, Thread And Fabric Chart

  • Page 24: Presser Feet

    PRESSER FEET SUPER-HIGH BAR TYPE Simply drop the presser foot lock and slip the foot away from the presser bar. To aid you in the placement of the presser foot, the presser foot lever can raise the foot beyond the normal "'up" position.
  • Page 25: Buttonhole Attachment

    BUTTONHOLE ATTACHMENT You will find the following parts in your Attachment Box: 1. Cover Plate with pinion gear in the center. Buttonhole adapter instead of base cover When button- hole attachment is used. (Free-arm type only). 3. A set of 2 templates is furnished with each...
  • Page 26: Starting To Sew

    Now that you are familiar with the controls on your machine and with the accessories provided for the machine, you are ready to start to sew with your new Kenmore sewing machine. time you sit down to sew: Test the needle - it should be straight, properly set and sharp on the point,...
  • Page 27: Garment Construction Stitches

    GARMENT CONSTRUCTION STITCHES You will find in garment construction sewing - temporary and permanent. 1. Temporary stitching - Usually the longest stitch possible and often done on a single layer of fabric. Basting Stay stitching Guide line marking 2. Permanent stitching - This is the actual stitching that holds the garment together.
  • Page 28: Zigzag Stitching

    TURNING A SQUARE CORNER To turn a square corner 5/8" the fabric edge, stop stitching the needle piercing when reaching cornering as shown. Raise the presser turn fabric. stitching line will align with 5/8" seam guide on side of needle plate. Lower the presser foot and begin stitching in new direction.
  • Page 29: Stretch Stitching

    STRETCH The stitches shown below are all for use with stretch and knit fabrics. are special stitches built in to the machine ,,,> • % J% (I)®®®®® STITCHING for your quick selection. 1. Straight Stretch 2. Rick _ Rack Stretch 3.
  • Page 30 RICK-RACK STRETCH STITCHING SETTINGS Special Stitch Dial - wN_=-" Stitch Width Control - 1 to 4 •Stitch Length Control - 6 Special Stitch Modifier - White Dot Zigzag Presser Foot Zigzag Needle Plate Use this special stitch for al!-purpose heavy duty sewing of stretch fabrics: Sew as you do a 'regular plain zigzag seam.
  • Page 31: Stretch Stitching

    OVERCAST STRETCH ... STITCHING SETTINGS Special Stitch Dial. "VV WW Stitch Width Control - 4 Stitch Length Control - 6 Special Stitch Modifier. White Dot Zigzag Presser Foot Zigzag Needle Plate This is the same type of stitch used by the garment industry in making sports- wear.
  • Page 32: Buttonhole Making

    After the basic construction of your garment is finished, there are still many finishing touches to be done. To aid your completion of your garment, the Kenmore has been designed to do the following tasks that formerly BUTTONHOLE MAKING (Model 1625 only) SETTINGS Special Stitch Dia!- w_]-.---...
  • Page 33 Always make a practice buttonhole on a scrap of fabric you pian to use. Try the buttonhole with the button you will use. Always use an interfacing in area of garment where buttonholes are placed. Tissue paper or regular interfacing can be used. Tear paper away after stitching, if it is used. For heavier weight fabrics, loosen your top tension slightly and use a wider stitch width setting.
  • Page 34 BUTTONHOLE MAKING Always make a practice buttonhole on a scrap of fabric you plan to use. Try the buttonhole with the button you will use. Use an interfacing between the layers of fabric - tissue paper can be used and torn away after the stitching. For heavier weight fabrics, loosen your top tension slightly and use a wider stitch w{dth setting.
  • Page 35 •Fig. 5 4. 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. Drop guide into place over gear on cover plate. Pick bobbin thread guide plate by turning hand wheel drawing...
  • Page 36: Blind Hemming

    BLIND HEMMING SETTINGS Special Stitch Dial - WWW Stitch Width Control - 2 to 3 Stitch Length Control - 12 to 8 Special Stitch Modifier - Red Dot Zigzag Presser Foot or Edgestitcher if available Zigzag Needle Plate 1. Finish edge of hem anyway desire.
  • Page 37: Satin Stitching, Appliqueing

    °4 Closely spaced zigzag stitches are ca|led satin stitches. stitch used for appliqueing, monogramming, Whenever you are using this stitch, it is well to remember tension of the top thread slightly. the tension should be. If you are stitching on a very soft fabric, paper or interfacing for a well formed be eliminated...
  • Page 38: Zipper Application

    ZIPPER APPLICATION SETTINGS Special Stitch Dial - w_l_..=- Stitch Width Control - Red Dot Stitch Length Control - 12 to 10 Special Stitch Modifier - Red Dot Zipper Foot Straight Stitch Needle Plate REGULAR ZIPPER The foot is adjustable for use on the right or left side of the needle when sewing the regular type of zipper.
  • Page 39: Mending

    MENDING SETTINGS Special Stitch Dial -.V_._ Stitch Width Control - 4 Stitch Length Control - Red Zone Special Stitch Modifier - Red Dot Zigzag Presser Foot Zigzag Needle Plate To repair a straight or three-cornered tear, position the tear under the needle in such a waythat the stitching catches both sides of the tear.
  • Page 40: Button Sewing

    BUTTON SEWING SETTINGS Special Stitch Dial - ww_=-._ Feed Dogs - Down Zigzag Presser Foot Zigzag Needle Plate 1. Align two holes of button with slot of presser foot and lower foot to hold the button securely. 2, Turn hand wheel manually until...
  • Page 41: Free-arm Sewing

    FREE-ARM SEWING (Free-arm type only) This sewing machine can be used like a flat bed machine, but easily converts to free arm machine by removing the base. free enables to sew tubular types of pieces more easily. Just slip the sleeve or pants leg on the free arm as shown above.
  • Page 42: Checking Performance Problems

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  • Page 44: Caring For The Machine

    CARING FOR THE MACH CLEANING AND OILING Fig. 1 Cleaning the feed dogs with a brush. To insure the best possible operation of your machine, it is necessary keep the essential parts clean times. Using a small brush, remove the lint that accumulates in the shuttle area and around the feed dogs.
  • Page 45: Oiling Under Arm Cover Plate

    OILING UNDER ARM COVER PLATE Remove arm cover plate to oil points To remove cover plate, insert a screw casting and top cover plate and lift the cover plate as illustrated indicated in top of machine head. driver into the spacing between below.
  • Page 46: Oiling Underside

    OILING UNDERSIDE (Free_armtype) Tilt maqhine head back and remove bottom underside of machine. To remove (C), (D) and (E) as shown below. cover to oil points indicated on bottom cover, remove screws (A), (B),...
  • Page 47: Oiling In Face Cover Plate

    OILING UNDERSIDE (Flat-bed type) Tilt machine head back to oil points indicated on underside of machine. < OILING IN FACE cOVER PLATE Swing hinged face cover plate open and oil points indicated in illustration.
  • Page 48: Parts List

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  • Page 49: Parts List

    PARTS LIST All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Simpsons- Sears Limited store or service center. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, INFORMATION 1. PART NUMBER 3. MODEL NUMBER If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for expedited handling.
  • Page 50 Sears Service Center and most Seam, Simpsons-Seam Limited Stores. Be sure to provide all pertinent factswhen you call or visit. The model number of your Sewing Machine will be shown on your nomenclature plate on the right side of your Sewing Machine.

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