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Needle timing. Ihave a Model Ese2 . I have a quarter inch foot with a very tiny hole for the needle. I forgot to change the needle setting to the middle and broke my needle. They say that threw off my needle timing. I would like to know how to repair this myself since I have done it before and it cost $40 every time I have it repaired.

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Timing of a sewing machine, which timing? Needle to hook timing is fairly simple, turn the hand wheel in the direction the machine sews until it is at bottom of the stroke. Continue turning it until it moves up 2.54 mm if it is timed correctly the point of the hook should be right behind the needle and passing above the eye in the middle of the scarf of the needle. There are several timing of a sewing machine, needle to hook, feed and swing timing.

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I have broken 2 needles and now the new needle (foot) will not move up and down. i have double checked all settings and nothing has helped. any suggestions

Here are several solutions for you to try.

* Your broken needle may have been too thin for your fabric. Make sure your replacement needle
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If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

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

* Change your pressure foot. Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.

* 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 to 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.

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