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Thread: Janome 3160 Attaching Feet

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    Junior Member aggie's Avatar
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    Janome 3160 Attaching Feet

    I don't have the most delicate hands but I never had such a difficult time changing feet on my other machines. Especially the walking foot. Does anyone have any suggestions. The screw is very small. I have a larger one but sometimes it interferes with the foot. It is very discouraging since I bought this for a class machine and waste too much time fiddling with the feet.

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    I have a mini stubby screwdriver similar to this one. I use it on my Janome 6600.

    https://www.connectingthreads.com/fl...driver/p/82202

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    I know exactly how you feel. It is difficult changing to the walking foot. I struggle with it every time and I also have the short stubby screwdriver. They do sell alonger screw you can use but I have not yet purchased it. And it is the one I take to quilt group or classes

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    I don't use a screw driver on mine but still, it is a bit difficult to hold in place. takes a few fingers in the right place.
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    Perhaps a magnetic screw driver....it will hold the screw on the tip of the screw driver and it is long so your fingers will not be in the way.

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    I went to Menards (hardware/lumber store) and purchased a magnetic set of small screw drivers. They really helps me at times. You might try this also.

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    I agree with EasyPeezy about the stubby screw driver. I have used one of those but it is still difficult to change to the walking foot on my Janome 6600. I had never thought about the magnetic ones. Great idea I will have to try.

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    When I purchased my 3160, I knew immediately I needed a new screw. I have a lot of trouble with what came on the machine due to essential tremors. Although this is a different dealer, this is what my dealer provided me: https://www.poconosewandvac.com/prod...f=presser-feet

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