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Thread: My walking foot broke

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    This is the first time to use it. I was quilting a flannel baby quilt and it was working just fine. I was just making straight lines and then all of a sudden my needle won't go all the way down in the shaft, just part of the way. I can't see it hitting anything. So tear the bobbin area apart to see if something is stuck in there and there is nothing. I tried moving the needle up and down and the arm of the foot comes off the needle clamp. I won't tell you what I sad. So I am looking at the walking foot and a little tiny piece of plastic has broke off that holds the foot the bar of the machine. I wanted to cry because this if my first time to use it and it was working so nicely.
    Has anybody else had theirs break like this?

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    No... I would return it :wink: and ask for a replacement.
    Sorry it happened to you (((HUGS)))

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    No... I would return it :wink: and ask for a replacement.
    Sorry it happened to you (((HUGS)))
    I can't return it because it was given to me by a board member. So i'm sol.

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    Did you have it connected correctly ? That is the only thing I can think of .

    Some the arm of the walking foot goes over the top of the square ( just rests on top) Others it goes on the screw, where the screw is in the middle of the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Did you have it connected correctly ? That is the only thing I can think of .

    Some the arm of the walking foot goes over the top of the square ( just rests on top) Others it goes on the screw, where the screw is in the middle of the fork.
    Mine went on the screw where the screw was in the middle. I followed the directions very carefully. It sewed good for a while then all of a sudden broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Did you have it connected correctly ? That is the only thing I can think of .

    Some the arm of the walking foot goes over the top of the square ( just rests on top) Others it goes on the screw, where the screw is in the middle of the fork.
    Mine went on the screw where the screw was in the middle. I followed the directions very carefully. It sewed good for a while then all of a sudden broke.
    Is there any way to glue that piece of plastic back on?

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    :thumbdown: nope I don't think so. I will figure something out. Right now I just don't want to even look at my machine. I'm just so disappointed. The way I'm feeling you would think somebody done stole my favorite toy and broke it.

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    Same thing happened to me several yrs. ago. I paid $50.00 for that foot. I have a Kenmore. I bought it at a Quilt,sewing machine shop in WestPalm Beach, FL. as I lived there at that time. Mine broke in the same place. Because of the kind of plastic you couldn't glue it. My husband who is a DIY can do things I wouldn't even attempt. made me another piece out of metal. It worked very well but,I ordered a new one from Sears For a lot less. Used the repaired one until I got the new one. Still have it and It works fine. Sorry it broke if it was fairly new I would ask for a replacement. BillsBonBon

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    BillsBonBon I might see if my DF can fix it he is also a DIY man, thanks for the idea. I can't return it, it was given to me by a kind quilter on the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    :thumbdown: nope I don't think so. I will figure something out. Right now I just don't want to even look at my machine. I'm just so disappointed. The way I'm feeling you would think somebody done stole my favorite toy and broke it.
    The 'grinch' did!
    What is the make and model?

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    Sorry that happened to you. Hope you can get it fixed and keep on going on your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    :thumbdown: nope I don't think so. I will figure something out. Right now I just don't want to even look at my machine. I'm just so disappointed. The way I'm feeling you would think somebody done stole my favorite toy and broke it.
    The 'grinch' did!
    What is the make and model?
    It is a Brother LS-30. I love this machine.

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    I had the very same thing happen. I think it was just from over use though. I brought one from Overstock that was less expensive and, quite frankly, better than the one I purchased that was made for my sewing machine.

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    Thanks everybody for joining my pitty party with me.

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    I'm in!!! :)

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    Mine broke, too. Haven't replaced it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Thanks everybody for joining my pitty party with me.
    I'll join you and sweet.

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    sorry to hear about your broken walking foot, hope you can buy another one

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    I bought a generic walking foot from Joann's with the 40% off coupon. I have a short shank vintage machine.

    The clerk told me if I saved the receipt and the packaging I could return it if it didn't work. So I bought it and took a chance.

    It works like a dream and cost less than $10.00. It is worth a try as you can return it.

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    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/
    http://shop.simplicityhomecare.com/i...ghhn59kdk9gmg3

    I order my items from these two places. They are fast and cheaper than our local business for parts. Just in case you can not exchange it.

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    That is so frustrating. I'm sorry that happened. I wish I had an extra for you.

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    I find the needle screw gets loose and my needle falls out. Keep checking that the screw stays tight. Just for chuckles and giggles, put in a new needle, make sure the screw is tight, and the walking foot is attached correctly and give it a try. Never know...If is does not work you have only lost a little time.
    What it the make and model of your machine? I do not an have an extra one but maybe someone else does.

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