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The presser foot lever slipped out of my hand and landed a bit hard, a spark came out of the machine just above the needle and blew the fuse in the house. brother js-23.

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    Liz Figures Oct 16, 2013

    thank you folks for answering. do you think it's safe to use it again ? i think it may have blown the fuse on the inside too but i'm worried that if i replace the fuse the thing might still be live - cos of the spark. i've tried to get the housing off the back to see but one of the screws on the underside is to tight to get off. not sure whether to spend money on getting an electric screwdriver or on getting the machine to a repair person.

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If you can remove the cover on the left side you will see the presser foot bar. On the bar there will be a screw that may be loose. Turn the handwheel until the needle is all the way down and lift the foot manually until just before it makes contact with the needle clamp and tighten the screw on the presser foot bar.
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SOURCE: The presser foot came off Brothers sewing machine

position the foot under the shaft making sure the horizontal pin on the foot is in line with the horizontal groove on the end of presser foot fitting on the shaft. Lower the pressor foot arm and it should snap right on. If not, press it up manually. the directions should be in your manual. If you don't have your manual, you can get it online at www.brother-usa.com

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