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I removed the presser foot of my Singer 6235 machine, and am not able to push down the presser foot screw to snap in the presser foot I'd like to sew with.

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I just looked at your free manual on the www.singerco.com site and it looks a little complicated to do, Do you think that maybe downloading the manual and enlarging the diagrams on pages 10 & 11 may help you? If not, call Singer customer service, at 1-800-4singer and ask for some advice. Good luck

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