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Shaft lifter or ankle part that attaches the presser feet has broken need new one or how to fix broken one

Easiest thing would be to take it to a repair shop and have them order you a new one. If you don't have a local sewing machine repair shop, try Ron Anderson at A1 Sewing Machine: "Dual Sew" is not a brand I've ever heard of, so it's likely "badged" (private brand). Send him a photo of the machine from the front, a closeup of the ankle, and see what he says. I've known him for about 20 years now on the net; he's always been helpful, has a good reputation.

Jun 08, 2014 | Dual Sew 3400 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I just bought a Viking Husqvarna Eden Rose. I would like to know if there is a low shank ankle substitution that would allow me to use all my brother and singer feet. The feet that I have snap on the...

Look for a presser foot "adapter" for your sewing machine. You may even find something on eBay that will work. The other option is to look for a snap-on kit for your particular machine--even though you are getting a kit, the cost may be less than looking for an adapter for your machine.

Dec 28, 2017 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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What causes redness in both feet

Too much sewing ???? Well, this was posted on a sewing machine questions site !!!

Aug 19, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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The ankle on my machine has unfortunately fallen off during a move, and I can't for the life of me get the internet to help me find a new one. HELP.

I am not too sure of what you mean by the ankle, do you mean the part that holds the foot on? That is called a presser foot holder, that only screws on. You can call Brother at 1-877-276-8437 and order from them or go to and order that part plus 10 attachments for $24.50 that is a pretty good deal actually, because yours didn't come with many extra feet. If, you decide to do that search for "presser foot holder" and the click Brother, but you have a low shank and Singer will also work. Good luck

Apr 20, 2011 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a Simplicity Denim Expert sewing machine it's about 5 or six years old but an excellent machine I need to know how to put the foot that holds down the material back on the long iron piece that...

Hi. I believe your machine has a snap-on pressure foot. I've posted pictures of snap-on pressure feet at; just look for the 'pressure foot' tag or search the site for pressure feet and you shouldn't have any problem finding that post.

Anyway, there is an adapter (called an 'ankle') at the end of the 'long iron piece that lowers and raises the foot' (excellent description, BTW). The ankle attaches to that piece with a small thumb screw. With the ankle in place, you just lower the ankle onto the catch on the pressure foot.

You can also use regular low-shank feet on your machine. First, remove the ankle. The regular low-shank feet will attach to the raiser bar with that same thumb screw that holds the ankle in place.

You really should get a replacement manual for your machine. I found manuals for Simplicity sewing machines at

Hope this helps!


Aug 10, 2010 | Simplicity Sewing Machines

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Using a walking foot on my Necchi 3537

Hi JoEllen,
The walking foot replaces the normal pressure foot on your machine. There is a screw on the left-hand side of the pressure shaft that holds the ankle (if your Necchi uses snap-on feet) on the shaft. Loosen this screw until the pressure foot (or the pressure foot/ankle combination) comes off. Now slip the walking foot on where the other foot came off and tighten that screw. You're ready to go!


Jun 05, 2010 | Necchi 3537 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I need a zipper foot

Go to any sewing machine store and buy a LOW SHANK adjustable zipper foot.This foot will screw on and fits almost everything. Yes, it's an older machine but you can still get most parts for it. Especially feet.I think this machine has snap on feet, so If you want an original foot take the ankle with you when you go to the shop to buy it.

May 15, 2009 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My presser foot won't snap on to my White 3032

It sounds as though you are missing the ankle which is the part the foot attaches to. The ankle attaches to the metal rod with a screw and the foot snaps onto the ankle.

Apr 30, 2009 | White Sewing White 3032

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Elna walking foot

If your SU is an Air Electronic model i.e. 80's model, Elna didn't make a walking foot to fit. However, if you've got a walking foot that is the same height from sole plate to the screw fitting as a standard Elna foot then you could give it a try. The walking foot connects to the presser bar with a screw but the needle bar also needs to hook into a secondary lever on the side of the walking foot to make the foot actually move. Probably sounds very confusing . Check the movement of the foot manually by hand turning the fly wheel to see how it works before you actually use with the motor to minimise any problems if the foot doesn't fit.

Also you'll probably only be able to do straight stitch with this foot due to the clearance around the needle plate.

Oct 27, 2008 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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