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Machine not sewing, fabric does not move underneath the pressurefoot

I broke my needle sometime back n since then my machine just is not working (was just fine till then), i guess while sewing somehow the pressurefoot hit the needle and it broke off. i replaced it with a new one but I can't sew anymore. The cloth gets stuck underneath the pressurefoot, I called Euro-Pro and they suggest it could be a timing issue. Can I just fix it myself... I am not sure what the problem is, I checked the needle and it seems to be fine. Any help is much appreciated...

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Re: machine not sewing, fabric does not move underneath...

I guess it depends on how sure you are in taking the unit apart and putting it back together. The timing does sound off, the machine will have to be partially disassembled and and move the gearing a couple of notches forward to put it back in time. If you decide to attempt this repair, make notes or take pictures, so you have step by step minders to put it back together. Also leave the needle off until it is back in time.

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