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Do I need a new part?

The screw on my presser foot won't stay in. I can't tell if it stripped or if there is supposed to be something that keeps it from coming off. One day as I was sewing, it just flew out. Either way, it doesn't tighten. Any ideas?

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  • besswalters Jul 19, 2008

    The screw on my presser foot that changes from sewing to heming will not tighten down.



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The thread can strip either on the the screw or the bar it goes into, usually it is just the just the screw, get a new screw and put just a small drop of nail polish on the thread this will prevent it from coming loose.

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