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When trying to sew my needle hits the bobbin assembly and gets stuck with the needle moving to the right. I have a model 3205 FA and am thoroughly discussed with it.

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Make sure your needle is not in backwards, flat side must face the rear and be inserted all the way,

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • rsrreb Aug 21, 2010

    The needle is inserted with the flat side to the back and is inserted all the way.

  • Mary Dunn Aug 21, 2010

    I think that you should take it in for service with a good repairman because you do not want to cause any damage to the timing.You have a very good machine and it is worth the money to get a professional tune up. It should give you years and years of service, some machines are throwaways, yours is not.

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