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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Problem with monogrammer on vinatge Kenmore. ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Problem with monogrammer on vinatge Kenmore.
Attachment was easy to set up but I cannot get it to do lettering properly.
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Subject: Problem with monogrammer on vintage Kenmore. Date: 7/2/10 9:23 PM

I finally got time to set up the monogam attachment on my recently aquired Kenmore 158.1803. Set it up as manual suggests but it keeps doing a straight up satin stitch and does not form the letter. I must be doing something wrong. You know how manuals can be vague. Stitch width 2.0 Settings for monogram. #11 needle w/mercantile silk thread and using tissue paper underneath. If anyone has one of these and can help me out I would really appreciate it. My last resort will be to take it to a dealer and have them try it out. I feel sure it is user error though.
-- Edited on 7/2/10 9:29 PM --

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Date: 7/2/10 9:41 PM

Someone on the yahoo group Vintage Kenmores Sew might be able to help. They do have some info in the files section also.

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Date: 7/2/10 10:14 PM

I have posted there also. I find that site to be much slower in response than PR is. For some reason days go by w/only one or two posts.

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Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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Date: 7/2/10 10:16 PM

Did you remember to lower the feed dogs?

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Date: 7/3/10 11:05 AM

try regular thread first. I have that same machine. I dont think i have used silk thread.

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Date: 7/3/10 12:30 PM

I've seen a couple older style monogram attachements. One that took a hoop and the other was like a buttonhole attachement. If yours is like the buttonhole attachement to you have the fork part over the screw on the needle bar to make it go forward? Kind of like a clutch system....just a thought.

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Date: 7/3/10 3:27 PM

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Did you remember to lower the feed dogs?

My manual states " feed dogs up" . This is a hoop style of monogramer. " Line the start line of the flat template to the left side of the hoop" per the manual. It just kind of vague. I think the attachment may need lubing or something as it doesn't seem to move like it should.

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Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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Date: 7/3/10 3:49 PM

I have an older hoop style on one of my older mechanical white brand machine and when I use it I have to follow the template with a stylus and it is attached to the hoop to move the hoop under the needle. With mine I have to drop the feed dogs.
Your system sounds intriguing. Would love to see a picture.

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Date: 7/4/10 2:23 PM

I will try to get a pic up asap.

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It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt 1843
Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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Date: 7/4/10 2:23 PM

I will try to get a pic up asap.

-- Edited on 7/4/10 2:58 PM --

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It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt 1843
Janome 19606 ,Janome My Excel 4023, Brother 1034D, White 1750C, Kenmore 158.1803, White 764, Brother 780D.

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