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Needle hits the white plastic where the bobbin case sits.

Heard a loud noise while I was sewing and when I checked the needle was touching the white plastic where the bobbin case sits. Machine is Elna Quilters Dream 7200. I think I have a major problem on my hands. The needle never broke but I can't sew a stitch since the needle hits the plastic. When I took out the bobbin case and put the needle down and it goes around it seems the timing is off because the white plastic does not move to the correct place so the needle can clear. I'm bummed and just was wondering what could be the problem and how difficult it will be to fix. Thanks for your advice.

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It may be as simple as you didnt get the needle pushed all the way up in the needle bar. Get new package of needles and try a new needle and make *sure* it goes up as far as you can push it. the reason I suggest a new pkg of needles is if one is bad in the pkg, they are probably all bad. If that doesnt fix it then the needle bar timing/height is off and need to be repaired/adjusted by a tech.

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