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Date: 8/30/12 10:17 PM

Hi everyone !

I have my mom's sewing machine - I'd say it's roughly 10-ish years old (maybe 15?).

I cannot find the manual for it, I am not sure that I ever had it.

The machine is a "Kenmore 30".
The model is 385.81530
The serial is 44001860

We have tried calling Sears and Kenmore, but they say that they cannot find the model number in their databases, and I cannot find it online either.

I have found photos of a similar looking machine with model number 385.81524, but again - no manual for it.

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Date: 8/30/12 11:34 PM

http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Kenmore_Manuals/Kenmore_385_Models/385_81516_Instruction_Manual.htm

This might be close to what you want.

http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/kenmore_Sewing_Machines_385.htm
-- Edited on 8/30/12 11:52 PM --

http://www.sewconsult.com/kenmore/385%20manuals/kenmore_385_source_manuals.htm


-- Edited on 8/31/12 0:07 AM --

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Date: 8/31/12 1:55 PM

I looked at that one last night - the diagram given doesn't look anything like my machine :(

I'm hesitant to spend the $10 if it's not the proper manual.

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Date: 8/31/12 1:59 PM

I am surprised at the difficulty of finding anything about your model on line. Maybe someone else will have a source.

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Date: 8/31/12 2:10 PM

This is a source of some kenmore manuals that are free pdf form.

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/search/product_type.Mechanical%20Sewing?query=Kenmore

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Date: 8/31/12 4:28 PM

Believe me, I'm starting to wonder if the machine sitting in my kitchen actually does exist or not !! Maybe it's just a figment of my imagination ?

There is nothing on the "Manage My Life" site for this model machine.

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Date: 8/31/12 9:31 PM

Have you asked at a sewing machine repair person if they have any advice?

I can recommend a book.

http://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Machine-Guide-Choosing-Refurbishing/dp/1561582204/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346462759&sr=1-5&keywords=sewing+machine+repair

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Date: 9/1/12 0:49 AM

Maybe it's this one or close enough:

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/22843/KENMORE-Electronic-Sewing-L0801337?brand_name_search=385.17828

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Date: 9/1/12 8:01 AM

Yay !
Thank you beauturbo - that (so far) looks quite close.

I'm going to look through that manual this morning !

THANK YOU :D

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Date: 9/1/12 9:40 AM

Maybe the Yahoo group would be of interest to you.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OldKenmoreSewingMachines/

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