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Needle breaking b/c it hits needle plate

I can sew ( I can tell that the needle is very close to hitting the plate though) but when I push the reverse button to finish off the needle shifts along with the feed dogs and comes down ******* the needle plate.

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Is the needle pushed all the way up into the shaft? It may have worked loose and slipped down a bit.

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