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Needle/Bobbin issues with Bernina Deco 600

While sewing with her Bernina Deco 600 my wife heard a loud pop and the machine locked up on her. After clearing the machine she tried again and it would sew for less than 30 seconds and then jam again.
I removed the bobbin cover and turned the machine by hand to observe the needle/bobbin operation. The needle is definitely contacting the bottom of the casing on about every other stroke and is coming down while the hook is about 180 degrees away. Also, the hook seems to brush against the needle as well.
I am not sure what proper timing looks like so I will need to know that as well. Please help me get the timing on this set properly.
Thanks,
Jim

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    This is exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you so much for you help.

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Jim!

Perfect phrasing of the question, you have all the lingo/parts down pat!

First make sure your new needle is straight, then check to make sure it lines up in the center of the hole in the stitch plate.

There is basically a 1/2 sheet of papers (we use the fine waxy sticker backing paper as our guages don't fit well .1mm! ) distance between the hook and the needle.

Rotate your hook so that it is aligned with the needle in the center position, there should be 2mm between the top of the needle eye and the bottom edge of the hook.

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