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The needle is hitting the throat plate. I have a singer 2517, how can I solve this problem? HELP!!!

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The needle POSSIBLY isn't seated properly or is bent. Most of the needles have a flat side that must be registered in the corresponding grove where it attaches. This can be a bit tricky to get it seated just right AND fully up into place.

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