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Thread: Screw fell out of my machine and I can't find where it goes

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    community benefactor stitchofclass2's Avatar
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    This is too funny because I was sewing yesterday and right in front of me is a hole for a screw but no screw. Haven't a clue!!!

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    If your machine also does embroidery, it may be the screw that you use to attach the embroidery foot. There's a hole on top of the regular presser foot assembly where my thumb screw is attached. Check for that hole - and look it up in your manual. It 'shakes' loose if you don't give it a twist once in a while, and I'll bet that's what happened.

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    Are you positive it didn't fall out of the jeans pocket?

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    send us a picture of it laying beside a dime for size. then mabey we can help.
    phyllis nm

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    Sounds like it might be like the one I have in the back of the presser foot to hold the guide that goes with my walking foot to follow along the previous stitching line to keep lines straight. I like to never have found where mine went the first time it fell off. You never look back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarD14523
    Could it be from the presser foot. Some of mine have a screw in the back and one fell out one time and I couldn't figure where it came from for a while
    I'll bet that's what it was...has happened to me before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Are you saying you've just lost ONE screw??? LOL I've so many loose screws anymore I probably wouldnt notice.LOL Just teasing!!
    Me too!!
    However I have done that, and never did find where the silly screw was from. good luck finding where it belongs. :thumbup:

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    If you're like me, the place for the screw will show up at a critical time when you need the machine the most. I've
    had things like that happen and I hate that.

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    My Janome has a thumb screw on it under the bed....I'm going to run up and see what it is exactly. I'll keep you updated, unless you hear from someone else first.

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    Sorry, Hosta....this is not a thumb screw. I thought the stitch balance adjustment thingy was a thumb screw. Sorry again. Good luck, but sounds like you have tons of advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    I find that if you wait long enough, the home for the screw will pipe up and make itself known eventually. :)
    That happened with a spring on my sewing machine.

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    Sorry that screw is keeping you on pins and needles.

    When I have something metal like screws that come from the ether, I put them on a big Fons and Porter magnetic needle holder.

    I bought it just for that purpose. Sometimes in the course of sewing I change feet or have to put on a walking foot, clean out the race, whatever and need the tool for that task. I put these things on that magnetic holder. When I am done I have all my accessories and when at last the mystery item finds a home I know where to find the thing.

    Hope this helps - Cindy

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