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Old 03-27-2010, 10:52 AM
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The presser bar, along with the needle bar, should only be changed by a qualified sewing machine mechanic. You will never replace the part yourself without screwing up the timing of the machine, and then you'll have to pay them anyway. $150 for the presser bar and the labor to install it is a reasonable price. The new presser bar is about $30 from a dealer, and it's 1 1/2 hours to replace.

Why do you need to replace the foot? I sew 99% of the things I sew with a welt foot on my machine. Granted, it would be nice to be able to switch feet, but for most sewing it's not necessary.

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