Dating a kenmore sewing machine
Remove the bobbin spool from the spindle and cut the thread with scissors. Pull on the end of the thread to ensure the thread feeds freely though the slot in the casing.
Open the cover at the bottom of the machine, under the needle assembly, with your hand.
To those unfamiliar with the machinery involved, even a simple function like threading a sewing machine can seem confusing.
Threading the machine is a two-step process: winding and threading the bobbin and threading the main spool through the mechanism and needle.
Bring the thread down the front of the machine and around the bottom of the wheel immediately above the needle assembly.
Locate the hook in the top of the slot and slip the thread over the hook.
I don't feel like pulling the bobbin winder to fiddle with it. You can see that it will be easy peasy to remove the BW; two stupid screws.
Bring the thread down through the guide, adjacent to the needle tension adjustment knob.
I am pretty sure that I serviced it when I brought it home. I deserved a drink, too) at the Ingles around the corner from here. I don't know if the other Keatherweights have a screw off (I did just write that) or a pop off top. ( Since the feed was messed up I had to pull off the bottom. I looked at the reverse lever and followed its mechanism.