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Singer CG500 Needle hits the needle plate. Needle was replaced. Verified needle in correctly. Tried hand wheel - still hits. Machine has yet to be used!!

Needle hits the needle plate. Needle was replaced. Verified needle in correctly. Tried hand wheel - still hits. Maybe an adjustment needed inside??

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Unless you need all the bells and whistles to sew get you a pre-1930 treadle or handcrank. I have 2 electric Singers, 1947 model 66 and 1948 201-2 both with attachments. Also I have 1903 Singer handcrank made in Scotland. The plastic new one just don't have the ability to hang in there .... All my pre 1930 Singers sew... I love them!

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

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SOURCE: alignment of needle.

make sure the needle is positioned correctly and all the way up into the deedle slot. lower by hand and check again, if still doing so you can tilt the needly slightly befor tightning the screw. lower by hand again an see

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle hitting metal casing .. Singer Futura CE 200

It happend to me aswell , not getting the source of the problem!
Then I noticed that the bobbin casing was out of the original position, take the whole casing out and make sure that when you put it back that the small metal tension loop at the front side on the right is correct, this image you can see in your handbook, (placement of the bobbin casing)

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Simple Shuttle Hook Catching Needle

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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SOURCE: The needle constantly breaks while embroidering.

My foot does this with different thickness of fabrics, it will make the foot land in different, areas, sometimes making the needle hit the foot. Always check needle position before you start embroidering. once your hoop is ready, check the clearance. I often have to use a small roll of non slip material under the foot handle, the one used to bring the foot down. And I use this to adjust the needle postition so it will always land in the middle of the embroidery foot. There is also a way to adjust the height of the needle arm but that's too complicated to get into here and I've never personally tried it.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Stylist 834

It needs a good cleaning of lint, thread etc. take your bobbin case out and make sure that there is nothing in there. DO NOT TURN YOUR HAND WHEEL BACKWARDS! It will mess up your timing. If you cannot free it up take it for service

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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