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I just bought a singer 20u73 sewing machine and instantly lost the screw that hold the needle in the shaft! Can I get a machine screw at a hardware store to replace this? what size? HELP! What do i do?

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I had the same thing happen on a 14j334 serger, and the only place I could find one was on www.sewingpartsonline.com, but I don't see your machine listed. Try calling them or Singer at 1-800-4singer and they may be able to advise you as to what size it is.

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