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On my girlfriends Brother XL 2620 the needle has hit the bottom plate and snapped the needle It looks like it's come out of line ???? Is there any way of adjusting this ? Or should I take it to a specialist shop to have it fixed ? Thanks for any help Edd

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Breaking a needle a can make the machine go out of time.
and timing a machine can only be done by a sewing repair tech.

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