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I have only used this machine twice, but now the needle hits the plate when it comes down...what could be causing this? and how can I fix it?

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You could have a bent needle. Check and see if the needle is straight. If so, you need to take the machine in to adjust the lineup. Your machine should not be hitting the needle. Make sure you have the thread from the sewing thread threaded correctly, If it is not it will not sew correctly. Your bobbin should also be threaded correctly, some bobbins go clockwise and some go counter clockwise. Sheck your manual for the correct placement. You should also change your needle everytime you start a new project. The needle is important for smoothe sewing.

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* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in position.


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