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From: Marty Sews
Date: 09-26-2005, 07:37 PM (1 of 6)
Hello All,

I've got a bit of a problem and hope that I can solve it soon. It's a bit of a long story, but the short version is I moved across country to here via bus, needless to say, my sewing machine got messed up, most damage I can deal with, but what I can't live without is the powercord foot controller on this thing and being broke ain't helping matters any either. The sewing machine is a Kenmore 158.17800 a metal oldie, solid but nice machine or at least it was at one time prior to bus trip.

So, I have a White X534 Serger with a few spools of darker colored thread. Would anybody be interested in buying it. I live in Ohio north of the Dayton area a few miles if that helps. Let me know what you think and we can go from there. I don't really use the machine hardly, so it's not like I can't live without it. But being without the sewing machine is what is driving me nuts.

Thanks and have a great night.

User: Marty Sews
Member since: 07-19-2005
Total posts: 6
From: esrun3
Date: 09-26-2005, 09:16 PM (2 of 6)
Welcome to the boards Martin! Not much into sergers myself so can't help you out with your dilemma but I can certainly sympathize & empathize with you about a broken machine! Hope things work out for you soon!
User: esrun3
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 09-27-2005, 11:57 AM (3 of 6)
Can Sears tell you who made your Kenmore ?.. There is a way to tell from the Model Number, but I do not know what it is..Maybe if you could ascertain who made it, you could find another mechanism or even a repairman might have one to sell..Have you tried that ?? sorry I cannot offer any more help.. Maybe someone else has more knowledge of this machine..My old Kenmore lives at DIL's house now, and I don't even know its model number.. Its from the 70's , though.. and in a cabinet.. :smile:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
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From: mamahoogie
Date: 09-28-2005, 10:26 AM (4 of 6)
I would check the yellow pages and call every sewing machine repairer and explain your problem. One of them just may be able to find you the missing part. I would also call Sears and ask to speak to the service/repair people and ask them too. I would hate to give up my serger but I do use my sewing machine more so I know what you mean. Sorry you have to go thru this and I hope you find a happy ending.
I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
User: mamahoogie
Member since: 12-25-2002
Total posts: 461
From: Marty Sews
Date: 09-28-2005, 11:07 AM (5 of 6)
Thank you all.

I've been working on it, trying to find one and calling places and the like including Sears. I've been able to find one or two and a few prices along with it. My biggest problem is a lack of cash, that move out here wiped me out and no jobs have come up yet, still working on that. Somehow someway I'll get thru this mess. Just have to take it one day at a time along with each issue one at a time. :smile:
User: Marty Sews
Member since: 07-19-2005
Total posts: 6
From: Kylnne2
Date: 09-28-2005, 05:36 PM (6 of 6)
White used to make some of the older Kenmores and Janome makes most of them now. I think you should be able to find a foot controller that is not very expensive at a sewing machine repair shop or local Sears service center. You might want to hold on to your serger because you might miss it after you get settled. I wish you the best of luck in your new home.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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