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Thread: Squeaky walking foot

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    Question Squeaky walking foot

    Anyone have any suggestions as to how to stop a squeak in my walking foot? Grease, oil? Nothing? They all squeak? It is driving me nuts and I can't tell where it is coming from. I know they make a clacking sound, like a train on tracks, but the squeak is reminiscent of a bearing going out. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    It needs oil just like any metal rubbing metal.

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    I had a squeak that was really bad. I oiled everything I could and finally took it in. The repairman said a thread was stuck somewhere in the back. When it was removed, all was quiet again!

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    I do oil mine occasionally when they start to squeak. Tri-Flow is a great product.

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    I used a Q-tip with a little sewing machine oil to oil the rolling part on the top of the foot. Make sure it is just a little so that it doesn't get onto the fabric. If that doesn't stop the squeak, oil both sides of the ankle joint on the foot.

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    Thanks everyone! I'll oil the foot before I resume sewing today. Maybe I won't go deaf after sewing now!

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