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I broke a needle and now my timing is out on my Bernina Artista 170. The hook is nearly a 1/4 inch in front of the needle when the needle is at its lowest point. Please tell me how to fix this. TIA

Ive had a longarm machine before so I am used to adjusting the hook position for timing. TIA

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Turn balance wheel slowly until needle has risen about 3/16" from lowest point. Move hook back until immediately behind needle and just above needle eye

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You might have to look at loosening the set screws for the gear on the lower shaft that drives the hook driver gear . Loosen the screws, slide the gears apart, then adjust the hook so it is entering the scarf of the needle on the upstroke. Slide the gears togeather so they mesh again and it should be back in time. There are other factors though such as needle height adjustment which is done with the needle bar and hook and needle clearance (the distance between the needle and hook) which should be about .030. I'm a Bernina tech but many machines work the same principle. Good luck.

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Make sure the chain stitch thread is threaded exactly as it should be, make doubly sure the thread comes off the bobbin vertically and runs through all eyes smoothly. Any faults in the threading causes extra tension at the needle despite what the tension is set on.
If this is not the cause then the needle depth and the looper timing needs checking.
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Found this below that may help confirm timing? As for the zig zag one thought is to check for end play in the upper shaft. At the left hand end of the shaft (under the top cover) there is an white plastic "bushing" with one slotted screw - this can be adjusted to take up the slack. It is possible that this bushing is split by the screw which may make it come out of adjustment. Check the other collars on this shaft are tight (hex) - by the belt and near the drive gear. P.S. double check the zig-zag cam is in the correct position (set to straight sew - centre position to install the cam - check instructions).

Timing
Turn the handwheel towards you until the needle is in the lowest position and observe two lines on the needle bar at the place where it comes out of the machine. You have to see these lines. When you find those, you have to tilt the machine on its back and you will see that on the right hand side there is a belt coming down onto a gear like piece on the timing shaft. Move your eyes to the left and the next thing that you will see is a large round gear on the feed shaft. Now that we have determined the difference between the feed shaft and the timing shaft, follow the feed shaft to the left and there will be a small metal piece there with two metal screws on it. Next to that to the left is a stationary metal peice that has a bump on it. You must see these two things to adjust your machine.

Now, to determine if your machine is out of time, turn the handwheel towards you (always turn it towards you) until the needle is in the lowest postion again. Observe the two lines on the needle bar, turn the handwheel toward you until the bottom line goes in the exact place where the top line was. Now look at the needle and hook. The hook should be directly behind the needle. If it is not, we go back to the bottom of the machine on the gear like metal piece that the belt rides on and loosen the two screws that are in the piece. Now if you will remember, this is on the timing shaft. When these two screws are loose, the hook will become moveable. Place the tip of the hook directly behind the needle without moving the needle bar (remember that the needle bars bottom line was placed where the top line was). When you have accomplished this, tighten the screws on the belt gear.

Now you have to determine whether the feed is in time. Again, place the needle in the lowest postion, rise the low line to where the top line was, and see if the line on the feed shaft is directly next to the bump on the stationary metal piece. If not, without moving the handwheel at all (because it must stay in this position to time it), loosen the two screws on the feed shaft piece and align the two lines together. Then tighten the two screws, make a few rotations with the handwheel, and again, put the needle in its lowest position and rise the bottom line to where the top line was. Inspect the two lines on the feed shaft and the hook behind the needle.

If these did not stay in adjustment, re-do the entire process, but be more careful not to move the handwheel when making the tightening adjustment. If you re-do this and it still does not stay in adjustment, you need to replace your timing belt,

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you may have to replace the upper thread sensor

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