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Needle hits plate and breaks or bends wont line up

Also the thread was bunching on the underside and also when the needle did go down it would get stuck and wouldnt come back up. and thats when it started to hit the plate. i know how to set the stitch width but i am never sure where to put the bobbin tension or the other thing that you have to use a screwdriver to turn. i have a manuel and read it so i even rewound my bobbin again to make sure it was tight. i only have had this for 2 months but havent been able to sew right with it once yet.

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  • auntsudsy May 16, 2009

    how does the timing get off on the machine its a new machine i havent sew anything at all yet just have had trouble with it bunching and breaking needles

  • auntsudsy May 16, 2009

    HOW does it get out of time if i never really sewn with it ? i only have had trouble with it



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If your needle is hittle the face plate, then it is out of time.. I would take it to your local repair center.

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