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Needle hits presser foot

I have a 10 year old Kenmore sewing machine. I was sewing the other day and the needle hit the presser foor and bent. Now the needle will not hit the opening in the presser foot at all. It hits about 1/32 inch to the right of the hole. I dont' have the money to get it professionally repaired right now. Is this something I can fix myself?

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Hi emnsam....please update your post with the complete Model Number in it's entirety and I will be able to advise you.

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I had that same problem and it was due to the thread being too tight. Put the thread net on your thread and it should be ok.

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Be sure needle is inserted correctly with the flat side in the proper position. Rethread the machine and try again. If it still won't work you have a timing problem which requires a technician or a good mechanic.
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If you're having the same problem we did, the attachment is installed too high on the bar. Move it down as far as possible and see if that solves the problem. If it doesn't, check to see whether the machine is belt-driven; did the belt break or slip off?

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This also happens when the bobbin winder is too close to the right-like when you wind a bobbin and don't put it back or not back all the way to the left.  

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