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Needle breaking, hitting bobbin case

I got a piece of material jammed in the bobbin case(I was working with the bobbin case open) and it pulled the bobbin case out of alignment so the needle breaks every time it goes down. Any way to fix it on my own?

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    I think I have the same problem. I have a Brother xl 2600. I kept breaking needles and it looks like the hit the metal plate. I took it apart to clean. I took out the bobbin case to clean under it and put it back. I put everything back together and tried to sew again. We now it still wants to hit on the back of the needle and the bobbin thread gets all tangled up. What did I do and how do I fix it. HELP PLEASE!

  • Raggin Jun 25, 2008

    think I have the same problem. I have a Brother xl 2600. I kept
    breaking needles and it looks like the hit the metal plate. I took it
    apart to clean. I took out the bobbin case to clean under it and put it
    back. I put everything back together and tried to sew again. We now it
    still wants to hit on the back of the needle and the bobbin thread gets
    all tangled up. What did I do and how do I fix it. HELP PLEASE!

  • dangordon53 Feb 07, 2009

    Sewing - needle hitting plate Singer 221k, I need to know how to realign the sewing needle shaft.

    Dan Gordon
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I had this problem and it is very easy to fix!
With mine I looked at it for about half an hour, and all I needed to do was put the bobbin case back in,(how it fits normally) and then hold it and turn it anti clockwise until it clicks, it may be quite pressured to do but ive heard a lot of people having this problem and thats all that needed doing!
Hope i helped! :)

Posted on Oct 28, 2010

  • medellinprop Mar 12, 2011

    I live in Medellin Colombia. Three trips to the authorized Brother dealer and they couldn't fix it correctly. Now it works perfectly. Thank you.

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