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How do I adjust the timing on my SINGER CG590C

The needle is hitting the bottom plate that rotates under the bobbing casing instead of going down into the hole to catch the bottom thread, it's breaking and bending the needles.. I know it has something to do with the timing and what makes it slip out of time?

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If you have a zig-zag machine check to see if the needle is set to the correct position. If you are trying to zig-zag, be sure you have the wide holed throat plate on.

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