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Purchased new foot, having a ahrd time getting it on.

I just purchased a blind stitch foot for my Brother LS-1217. I unsrewed the regular presser foot and it came off just fine leaving the shaft part with the hole in it to screw on new part. Went to put on the new one - problem is it is just the foot - no ankle part came in the package. Not sure what to do now. I know it needs that little ankle part with the screw to go on. Tried pulling it off the regular foot, but it wont budge and it looks like it is held firmly in place by a little screw. Really want to use this new!!!???

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You can purchase that shank here:

Low Shank Snap On Presser Foot Shank

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