A Kenmore 158 is a sewing machine model manufactured by Sears under its Kenmore brand name. The 158 debuted in the 1960s and has undergone various updates over the years. As of 2014, Model 158 is no longer sold by Sears, nor are any Kenmore sewing machines offered by Sears in the United States. Sears Canada does sell other models of Kenmore sewing machines.Continue Reading
Sears introduced the Kenmore brand in 1927 with an automated washing machine. Recognizing a surge in American homes with electricity, Sears expanded the Kenmore brand to specialize in electric home appliances such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, can openers, mixers and just about anything useful in a domestic capacity that could be plugged into a wall socket.
Singer had already introduced the world to an electric sewing machine in 1889 and had been the leading producer of the machines for many years. While Kenmore's sales never surpassed the Singer brand, the brand enjoyed years of success and a dedicated following. During the mid to late 1900s, Kenmore also became known for its choices in bright colors for their appliances, including yellow and powder blue, and some of their sewing machines reflected that uniqueness. Shoppers looking to obtain a vintage Kenmore 158 can find them at online auctions, specialty websites and antique stores or shows.Learn more about Sewing
The reliability of Sears' Kenmore brand of appliances can vary greatly from model to model and from one type of appliance to another. This is because multiple manufacturers make the appliances that Sears sells under the Kenmore brand, including GE, Whirlpool, Samsung and Frigidaire.Full Answer >
Kenmore refrigerators are made for Sears by a variety of other appliance manufacturers, including Whirlpool, LG and Frigidaire. To determine the manufacturer, look at the first three or four digits of the refrigerator's model number. The prefix will correspond to a specific manufacturer; for example, Whirlpool-made products usually start with the prefix 198 or 106.Full Answer >
Kenmore, Sears, Kmart, SearsOutlet and Amazon.com sell one or more Kenmore 721 model microwaves online. Model numbers available from these websites include 72122, 72123 and 72129.Full Answer >
Free online troubleshooting guides for Kenmore dishwashers can be found at Appliance Repair and Sears Home Services. Sears Home Services also offers repair services for dishwasher problems that can't be overcome by troubleshooting measures.Full Answer >