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Singer Simple Shuttle Hook Catching Needle

The shuttle hook on my singer simple keeps catching my needle, bending it and sometimes I have to wiggle it loose to avoid breaking the needle.

I have tried it with the bobbin case in and out of the machine and it still catches on the shuttle hook right after the needle drops below the plate.

I had let a friend use my machine and she was quite rough. Speeding through stitches, not stopping when she hit the end of a line of stitches, etc
She also broke a needle while attempting to sew.

Ever since then my shuttle hook has been catching my needle.
And also, when the needle is at it's highest point, my machine gets tighter and harder to turn like it's getting caught on something.
this may be related, but I don't know

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Try checking your bobbin winder lever, see that it is all of the way to the left. If, you can thread your needle and bobbin it should not be the timing.

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Sounds to me that your machine is out of time. I recommend you take it to your local repair center.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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