Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kenmore Sensor Sew 100 AKA Necchi Logica

I picked up a cool sewing machine from the mid 80s. It is a Kenmore Sensor Sew 100.  This is a Necchi Logica with the Kenmore name.  It was made in Italy.
Sewing Machine under this Cover?

Kenmore Sensor Sew 100 with manual

Accessory Compartment

Installing Bobbin and Case

Yes, Case goes in backwards when compared to other Machines


Switches to free-arm
It does 100 stitches, including the alphabet, hence the name.

 I think Sears might have tried to forget this machine, because they released another machine a few years later with the same name.  I don't understand the reissuing of model numbers.  Lincoln made a Continental Mark 3 in 1958 and 1969.  Bernina made the 730 we all think of and now a computerized 730.  Are model numbers in that short of supply?

This other machine was made by Janome.  I have it pictured here with a Kenmore Sensor Sew 70, also made by Janome.  These are both wonderful machines.  The Necchi made one sews beautiful stitches also.  However, I think this machine will be more of a conversation piece for me instead of a regularly used machine.

Sensor Sew 100, Sensor Sew 100, and Sensor Sew 70

To see my new machine in action, go to Kenmore Sensor Sew 100 / Necchi Logica

To get a copy of the manual go to Kenmore Sensor Sew 100 Manual

Thanks for stopping.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, I have always wondered about that machine! It sounds a little LOUD, though -- or is it the camera?

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    1. I am still oiling and greasing. Maybe it will quiet down a little.

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    2. I need a foot pedal for this machine and having trouble finding one.

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    3. I need a foot pedal for this machine and having trouble finding one.

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  2. Congratulations on your find! The Logica was way ahead of it's time and had a lot of good features that were simply too "foreign" for sewers to accept. It's also one of the very first computerized machines.....be sure to keep it clean and always listen for the fan. It needs to be running all the time in order for the circuit boards to stay cool and not burn up. Today's computerized machines run a lot cooler and have a fan blade attached to the "sewing" motor - only cools when sewing. The Logica needs to have a fan which runs continuously. Yes, you have a great conversation piece, a bit of history!

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  3. Thank you for the tip about the fan. I will check it out.

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  4. I had that "newer" sensor sew on the left for about 20 years. I kind of assisted it to death while craving a new Janome by prying into its innards and killing the motherboard. I couldn't afford the new Janome and have been having serious fun with vintage machines ever since. I do miss that Kenmore sometimes though.

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  5. I have a Kenmore Sensor Sew One Hundred model # 19911 (made by Necchi). I bought new at the Sears store in San Diego in 1984 on sale. I love this machine. It needs a new motor, does anyone know where I can get one? Sears says it is no longer available. Thanks

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  6. where can you find bobbins for it... Please help

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    1. The part # is 1975330-00. Search for that # and you will find it for Necchi 592 which is the Logica.

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  7. Paste this in your browser to Sear's parts for this model.

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/KENMORE-Parts/Sewing-machine-Parts/Model-3401991180/0582/1220000?searchedModel=34019911&blt=15&shdMod=340.19911

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  8. I have a sensor sew 70 the feed dogs are stuck in reverse and the bobbin won't wind any ideas on how to fix this

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  9. Hello, I see these same images listed on craigslist, are you selling it? If so I want to buy. (559) 226 5209

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  10. I have a Kenmore sensor sew 100 that needs a motor, so I cannot do anything with it. I looks like new, I have all of the accessories, cover, manual, extra bobbins and a technicians repair manual. Everything is great but that so if someone's motherboard or any other parts are broken mine is great for parts. I bought it brand new from Sears and was too new to sewing to use it much, the motor froze up from sitting in a box for years and no use. I would be glad to sell it cheap plus shipping to someone who could use it. My phone number is 716-818-3766, main email is mvd011244@msn.com

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  11. R u selling the sensor sew and if so how much r u asking

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