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When im trying to use a zipper foot on my Janome 11706 the needle is hitting the foot, what ami doing wronge?

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  • mauricegalla Aug 04, 2010

    i need the needle to move to the left or right of the foot. im wondering if any one knows of a specific zipper foot i should be using with this model?

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Since the needle is hitting the foot, change the needle, because the point will be damaged & try sewing again

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • some sewing machine come with a needle position setting knob where you can move the needle to the right, left, or middle.

    your doesn't have one, the zipper foot should have a adjustable bar at the back of it & there should be a screw that you can unscrew alittle bit to move the bar to the left or right of the center, so you won't hit the zipper or the zipper foot.

    hopes this helps

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