I’m a refugee nail-banger from over at the breaktime thread.
Got lots of good advice her (Theodora, et. Al.) about building a quilt stand for my 85 YO Mom 5 years ago, so thought I’d ask another dumb question.
Picked up a used Kenmore 158.19141 machine last week, primarily for the parts. My wife is closing in on her 10,000th quilt for Luth. World relief, and wears out parts of machines every few years. The 158.19141 has the same motor as her present machine, but this recent garage sale purchase looks like it has gone thru less that 10 spools of thread, and may be good for the next few thousand quilts if wife decides to try for 15,000.
There may be a part missing for the thread feed routing. I consider myself somewhat mechanically adept, but cannot figure out right off the tread feed pattern of this machine, cannot believe the thread simply wraps over the side of the painted cover to go to the arm, as there is no wear there, and would expect some from even one spool.
Attached are pix of the machine, Sears parts.com was absolutely no help, manual no longer available..
Thanks in advance from the quilters of Pilgrim Luth. church, Bellevue, WA.