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I have an old Husqvarna sewing machine model 1020 which dates to around late 1960s. I need to discover which brand of walking presser foot I can use on this model so I can do quilting.

Please help!!! I don't want to ditch this gem of a machine, but am finding it impossible to identify which generic type of walking foot I can use. It's driving me nuts, actually! I'm totally against planned obsolescence and the thought I must buy a new machine just for this purpose really worries me. I don't have the money for one, to put it simply, but I have lots of fabrics I wanted to sew to make some money. HELP!!! From Australia. Maybe they will know in Sweden...HELP!!!

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Go line and type it in or go to eBay and type in the piece you need. They come in different shank sizes but are very reasonably priced so you could get a couple until one that fits your machine. You can always gift the ones you don't need. :-)

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SOURCE: Needle doesn't move the problem isn't the foot pedal

Same problem with my 400. I took it in to dealer and they said main computer board on my machine would have to be replaced. Fortunately, they agreed to get it fixed for me. My machine is 2 years old. How old is yours? I wonder if this could be a manufacturer defect on the machine? Maybe this needs to be addressed with Viking Husqvarna Corporate.

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Wayne Fellows

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SOURCE: Need instructions for putting a walking foot together
This is a link to husqvarna site for help..Hope this can help you. Wayne

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SOURCE: I have a singer 6202 sewing machine and I need to

You have to unscrew the presser foot, then attach the WF, using the same screw.

Make sure the lever on the WF rests on top of the needle bar clamp.

Some WF have a two prong lever and this fits around the needle clamp like a lobster claw.

Posted on May 22, 2010


Douglas Plant

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SOURCE: presser foot control -- Viking Husqvarna #1 sewing machine

There is a presser foot pressure dial on the left end of the machine, make sure it is on 3 or higher.

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SOURCE: I have this White model

to allow the free moving and to do it by hand has a button that will low the feeding dog and practically you will move the fabric by hand..or ..just remove the presser foot from the screw..or if it is possible the screw and lift the foot up to the max..for a larger feeding dimension ..

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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