unscrewed the wrong part on serger
I need your help. I was converting my serger to a cover stitch, which I have never done before. While looking at a picture in the manual, I thought I was unscrewing the right screw to detach the needles. Well, it was the wrong one. When you look at the machine, there is a screw, not an allen screw, right in the front above the needles. When I unscrewed it, something fell. After that a small chrome plate fell off. I tried to put it back, but the screw wouldn’t hold it. I then found the tiny nut that fell off the back. My question to you is this; can you see behind the screw there is a chrome plate and behind that is another chrome plate that fell off of mine. Can you tell on the second plate, if the tabs are bent to the front or the back? There are two little tabs on it. My husband told me I could use some double sided tape or some wax to stick the nut onto a popsicle stick and that way, I can hold the nut to the back until I get the screw screwed in. The only thing I am worried about is which way that plate faces. Will you help me? I don’t even know if you can tell which way it goes.