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My needle suddenly won't go up and down or from side to side. Is there a fuse I can change to see if that helps?

I turned the machine on and started to sew. The needle hit the presser foot plate because it wasn't centered (Maybe I hit something accidentally?)

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SOURCE: sewing with walking foot

Take the needle out and run the machine for a while with the walking foot fitted. Refit the needle and try again but only turn the machine over by hand to see if the problem has cleared. If no luck it sounds like the walking foot timing needs adjusting.

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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine 385.1960180, problem with needle centering

That sounds like it's definitely an internal adjustment. The machine will need to be opened up and the left/right adjustment taken care of. Is this machine one that you can open the top easily, or is it the type that has the front and rear shell?

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SOURCE: my kenmore sewing machine needle is coming down on presser foot.

Check the needle to make sure it is inserted with the flat side of the shaft toward the back of the machine.

Also, check to be sure the needle is not bent.

Remove the presser foot and see if the needle clears the opening in the needle plate and pulls up the bobbin thread.

If all of the above checks out, switch to a presser foot with a wider opening.

If not, the machine needs to be serviced as it may be the timing has to be adjusted.

Whenever you pick up a machine that has been serviced, try it out before taking it home.

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SOURCE: I keep breaking the needle because when the

Refer to your manual, it gives all sorts of reasons for the needle to break, wrong bobbin size, scratched plate, needle being inserted wrong. If, you do not have your manual go online to and download one for free.

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SOURCE: Presser foot is crooked and right needle hits the

Have you checked to see if the needle is bent. If it is replace the needles. If not you may have to remove the cover hiding the arm, lossen it up and ajust it straight by turning the manual nob slowly.

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While sewing, the needle suddenly hit the side of the foot-plate which bend the needle, but now the entire machanism is stuck and won't move up or down. How can I fix it and what is the cause of the...

hi there
1- how old your machine ? please check needle par play left and right or no? maybe lower needle bar bushing need to change.
2- maybe ur presser foot played need to change it but check firist.
3- sometimes when needle is broken there is small metal goes insaide the hook and make it dosn't move up or down, if you can adjust timing for hook please remove the hook and check your machine by hand move or not?
4- maybe some thread goes insaide the finger ( stopper for hook ) check this earia .
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