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When my needele comes down its hitting the plate instead of going through the hole to pick up the thread from the bobbin. How can I readjust it?

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There should be a screw to release the needle from the arm, it's possible the needle is crooked and the screw is holding it in at a wrong angle. Try removing the needle and then reinstall is making sure if there's a flat edge on the top of the needle that it aligns with the flat side of the entry hole, it may take a flashlight to see if there's any difference on the machine entry hole. If that doesn't work, you may need to try adjusting the plate as well, all of these things can get just a little out of alignment making for trouble. Hope this helps.

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If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot and make sure it’s attached securely.


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* Don’t sew over pins a needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.


* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew. You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.


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


* Change your needle plate. If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.


* Check the position of your needle. Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right, left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.


* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
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* Change your bobbin. There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you sew.

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