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Needle hits the plate and bends. What would cause this?

The machine seemed to work fine before, but now the needle hits the plate when sewing. I'm assuming something is causing the needle to bend which then causes it to hit the plate.

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Try another needle and see if the needle still bends,, if the needle
still does bends then there could be something wrong with the needle
bar and the machine needs to be checked.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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SOURCE: needle seems to be hitting something down inside

I would say we need more info about the problem, like make, model, etc, etc., but, the truth is regardless of what brand it is, if the needle hits anything during it's journey down into the bobbin case area, then it's simply out of time. This is usually the result of someone trying to clean or repair the machine when they don't know what they're doing. Somehow the belt has slipped. If it's a geared drive belt then you must release tension, move it a tooth one way or the other and put it back together and try it, easily, to see if it's better. IF not then try it another tooth and so on until you get it back to where it should be. That's usually not more than a couple of teeth one way or the other. If it's just a smooth belt, then just release the tension and move the mechanism by hand in the same manner as you did with the toothed unit.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

SOURCE: While sewing, the needle suddenly

hi there
1- how old your machine ? please check needle par play left and right or no? maybe lower needle bar bushing need to change.
2- maybe ur presser foot played need to change it but check firist.
3- sometimes when needle is broken there is small metal goes insaide the hook and make it dosn't move up or down, if you can adjust timing for hook please remove the hook and check your machine by hand move or not?
4- maybe some thread goes insaide the finger ( stopper for hook ) check this earia .
Best regards
ashraf abozid
aabozid@hotmail.com

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Brother XL 3027 sewing machine the needle hit the

That's ok, needles get bent all the time and sometimes broken too. Just give it a new needle (look on the shaft at the top of the needle, you should see a screw to loosen for removing the needle). Note that the needle is made with a flat side on the shank to locate it properly, watch how the bent one is positioned when you remove it.

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Posted on Dec 27, 2010

SOURCE: viking 6440 needle hitting rotary hook

it would be a good idea to have the machine check at a sewing
mmachine shop to see if the machine is out of time

Posted on Jun 07, 2012

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Needle hitting stitch plate on my Viking Lilly 545 recently had it serviced, was sewing fine


try a new needle
if the needle is still hitting the needle plate, then it's possible that the machine is out of time and needs to be adjusted, or there is something wrong with the needle bar.

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My needle keeps hitting the throatplate, (I have broken 2). It was working fine. I don't know what I have done to cause this! e.


Hello,

First, check the position of your needle.Machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle left, right,or center. If your needle is not in the correct position, it may be hitting your needle plate. If that doesn't work,change your needle plate.
If you've been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.

I hope this helps.

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sounds like the sewing head is out of line. Suggest that it be serviced by an authorized Husqvarna Viking Dealer. You can find the nearest dealer by click on the "Dealer" link at http://www.husqvarnaviking.com
Good luck.

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Needle breaks because it hits the area around the bobbin.


Hello,
Here are a few things to check. You may have checked some of these already but it may be worth checking again.


* When you insert your new needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly (usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but check your manual), make sure that it goes all the way into the holder, and that the screw is securely tightened.

If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot
Make sure it’s attached securely.

* Change your pressure foot
Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.

* Don’t sew over pins
A needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.

* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew
You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.

* Check your needle plate
Make sure it's securely in position.

* Change your needle plate
If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics, switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.

* Check the position of your needle
Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right,left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.

I hope this helps.

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I have broken 2 needles and now the new needle (foot) will not move up and down. i have double checked all settings and nothing has helped. any suggestions


Hello,
Here are several solutions for you to try.

* Your broken needle may have been too thin for your fabric. Make sure your replacement needle
is appropriate for the weight and type of your fabric and thread. You may also need a thicker needle if you’re sewing through bulky layers of fabric. When you insert your new needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly (usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but consult your manual), that it goes all the way into the holder, and that the screw is securely tightened.


If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot to make sure it’s attached securely.

* Change your pressure foot. Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.

* Don’t sew over pins. A needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.

* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew. You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.

* Check your needle plate to make sure it's securely in position.

* Change your needle plate. If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.

* Check the position of your needle. Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle, right,left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.


I hope this helps.

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Bobbin holder seems to be broke and needle breaks


Hello,
Here are several things to try.

* When you insert your new needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly (usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but consult your manual), that it goes all the way into the holder, and that the screw is securely tightened.


If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot and make sure it’s attached securely.


* Change your pressure foot Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.


* Don’t sew over pins a needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.


* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew. You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.


* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in position.


* Change your needle plate. If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.


* Check the position of your needle. Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right, left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.


* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin. There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you sew.

Also, before you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.

I hope these solutions help you.




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Keep breaking needles


Hello,
Here are some solutions to try.

* When you insert your new needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly (usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but consult your manual), that it goes all the way into the holder, and that the screw is securely tightened.


If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot and make sure it’s attached securely.


* Change your pressure foot Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.


* Don’t sew over pins a needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.


* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew. You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.


* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in position.


* Change your needle plate. If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.


* Check the position of your needle. Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right, left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.

Hope this helps.

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When i use my janome overlocker the needle is hitting the lower looper, and therefore breaking. This is happening with both needles. I have taken the covers off and the needles are hitting the metal. Is it...


Hello,
Here are a few things to try.

* When you insert anew needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly. Usually with the flat side
away from the bobbin, but consult your manual. Make sure that it goes all the way into the holder, and that the screw is securely tightened.


If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot
Make sure it’s attached securely.

* Change your pressure foot
Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.

* Don’t sew over pins
A needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach
your needle.

* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew
You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into
the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.

* Check your needle plate
Make sure it's securely in position.

* Change your needle plate
If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for
sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.

* Check the position of your needle
Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right,
left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or
pressure foot.

I hope one of these solutions help you.

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My PE 100 keeps breaking needles, they are striking something during use.


    Hello,
    Here are some things to try.

    * Your broken needles may have been too thin for your fabric. Make sure your replacement needle
    is appropriate for the weight and type of your fabric and thread. You may also need a thicker needle if you’re sewing through bulky layers of fabric.

    * When you insert your new needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly (usually with the flat side
    away from the bobbin, but consult your manual), that it goes all the way into the holder, and
    that the screw is securely tightened.


    If this doesn’t seem to be the problem

    * Check your pressure foot
    Make sure it’s attached securely.

    * Change your pressure foot
    Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.

    * Don’t sew over pins
    A needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.

    * Don’t pull your fabric as you sew
    You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.

    * Check your needle plate
    Make sure it's securely in position.

    * Change your needle plate
    If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for
    sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.

    * Check the position of your needle
    Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right, left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.

    I hope this helps.

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