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Broke the hook off the automatic needle threader

Hello, I have broken the little hook off the automatic needle threader. This is the actual piece that come through the eye of the needle to pull the thread through. Any ideas as to how to fix this. Is there a part for it or do I need to buy a whole new lever. I have a Virtouso 153 QE.

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You can get a new (grey) threader inexpensively that pushes on the bottom of the threader shaft from a dealership. Easy to do it yourself or they can do it in 5 or 10 minutes. Try taking the old one off and looking at it. It pulls right off.

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