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I have a bernina 1008 and forgot where the arm on the walking foot goes. Do I attach it to the needle screw?

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Well yeah, but the arm on the walking foot is like a fork with two tines. The needle clamp should be in the middle, between these two tines. On my machine, I need to loosen the needle clamp quite a bit before I can get the dang WF on there.

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The arm on the foot goes above the needle clamp.

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Okay let's get started.
  • First let's look at the walking foot.
  • Turn the bulky body so that it's away from you.
  • On the left you see a groove that is going to be where you attach the foot to your machine.
  • On the right is a u-shaped arm which you can move up and down. It will go over the needle clamp
Now, let's remove your present foot from the machine and look at it.
  • Loosen the foot screw until it almost comes off. (if it does come off, screw it back on a bit.) The screw is on the left of the foot-bar.
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Okay the walking foot business.
  • slide the walking foot into position so that the foot screw is in the slot on the right and the u-shaped arm is over the needle clamp, with the needle clamp in the middle of the u-shaped opening.
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  • While you're at it, check that the needle-clamp is nice and tight as well.
Okay, then! There you go... Happy sewing.
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