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My needle holder has moved to the left and hits the faceplate

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Service is probably the best option.

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SOURCE: Bobbin holder problem. Needle hits bobbin holder

Is the needle all the way up in the holder? Have you checked the timing with the bobbin and the needle. Look in your manual for needle timing

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle hits the bobbin holder and doesn't grab the bobbin thread

Also note that using a red band Singer needle will cause this exact symptom. The Singer needle is about 1.5 mm too long for use in any other machine. Ensure that you're using a standard needle. (Schmetz and Klasse are good examples.)

Your machine may also be out of time, which would require professional repair.


Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: The needle on Our Kenmore 15218 is hitting the

Did you try putting in a new needle? And is the needle put in correctly? Otherwise , I am not sure about this one...I had that happen to me once, and putting a new needle in corrected it.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My needle keeps hitting the plastic bobbin holder

change the needle and see if it is still hitting because once they hit the case or the feed dog they very often get bent always change needles with different fabrics and types of thread

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine 'popped', and needle is hitting

Adjust the metal plate to fix the needle hitting problem.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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