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My needle is hitting the bottom of the bobbin carriage. I read that the hook should align at the needle eye. what hook, can anyone show me what hook there are talking about?

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They are talking about the needle position ..and the actual eye of the needle to be in sides and not at you ...aligned with the hook(last) that hold the thread before getting into the needle.....the left side hook the needle will have the eye in a left -right position rather than front back ...aligned...My advice if the needle is hitting the under bobbin , to loose the needle from the screw..and push it inside cause it may be loose from not being well tided and if you sew something thick now it needs to be pushed up in place and screwed again well..and of course the position they mentioned..the eye left right so when you insert the thread to make it in a right to left alignment

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now turn the machine over by hand and watch the needle go down and start to come up
at this point the hook of the bobbin carrier should be very close to the needle just above the eye of the needle
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if it is not there then take it in for an adjustment as the adjustment is done by loosening off the clamp on the vertical bar at the end of the machine that moves the needle up and down and positioning the needle in the position described
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