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Sewing machine help - can you get replacement screws for feet?

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LIZS Tue 06-Jun-17 11:57:46

Zipper foot comes in 2 parts, joined by a tiny screw-hole. Screw has gone awol. Have found a small one which fits but it isn't held together tight and can still slide horizontally. Is that correct or can I buy a replacement screw easily?

UsefulEustace Tue 06-Jun-17 12:23:28

Could you post a photo of the foot attached to the machine?

LIZS Tue 06-Jun-17 14:59:32

This the foot assembled . Should there be any left/right movement when screw is tightened?

UsefulEustace Tue 06-Jun-17 16:16:38

Have you tried putting the screw in from the front? You should be able to see the screwdriver groove.

LIZS Tue 06-Jun-17 16:23:19

It went in from the back but can give it a go from front. The proper screw is more stumpy with a coloured head.

LIZS Tue 06-Jun-17 16:49:23

Will only screw in from back.

UsefulEustace Tue 06-Jun-17 17:04:14

You may need a replacement screw then. It looks like a Singer presser foot so you should not have too much trouble in getting one, either online or from a sewing machine outlet/repair shop. Take the foot with you so they can fit it properly.

LIZS Tue 06-Jun-17 17:05:53

It's a New Home one. Are the screws universal?

UsefulEustace Tue 06-Jun-17 17:51:26

Not always, but yours is not an unusual type so I'm pretty sure you can get a replacement.

MrsPnut Tue 06-Jun-17 17:55:06

I'd try calling this place tomorrow they do sewing machine repairs and might have what you want in stock to post out.

LIZS Thu 08-Jun-17 07:41:45

Thank you. I managed to buy an invisible zip foot yesterday so hopefully will be able to finish this project while I source a new screw.

PocketNiffler Thu 08-Jun-17 07:56:40

I'd look at nuts instead of screws

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