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About my needle thread tension know

My grandson streched out the wire to the needle thread tension knob and I am trying to order a new knob. I have taken the machine apart and have the knob out. I have a Brother LS 1217 . Thank you in advance for your help.
Sincerely,
Susan

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If you contact you local Brother retailer and explain the problem and give your model number they ought to be able to order a replacement which you can install yourself, or, probably more prudent, ask them if they will do it and also check for any other associated "modifications" made by the little fellow.

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or.......There ought to be one similar in your home country


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