In need of a walking foot

Old 01-19-2021, 11:41 PM
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Default In need of a walking foot

I am trying to find a walking foot for my older Kenmore sewing machine. The model number is 158.17800. I have tried Sears direct parts. The foot on my machine is described as a super high shank. Most of the walking foot attachments I have found are for low shanks. The high shanks do not list my machine. Sears states the part is no longer available and no replacement part is recommended. I would love a shank attachment that would allow me to snap on other pressor feet making it interchangeable but have not found one of these either. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:31 AM
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A quick google search brought up the following:

There are a couple of things that may also need to be considered when using an adapter and walking foot. One is that since the walking foot needs to go over the needle clamp screw, an extended length is needed (included in links above). The other is that many of these machines were "left homing" and walking feet are for central homing. There is some mention of that in some of the above links and possibly a solution??

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