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I have been given an old Janome sewing machine. The cord looks unsafe and it doesn't have a presser foot. Is it worth getting parts for?

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If, you go to www.sewingpartsonline.com , they sell cords etc for Janome, just know your model number and you probably can buy a manual too. They usually run about $35.00. Another suggestion, would be to take it to Sears sewing machine section and see if they have a Janome there, and will they let you try their cord. If, they will, you know that it is the problem and more than likely worth putting the money into it because you cannot buy a decent machine for that.

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