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Needle continues to hit plate

I just received this machine. I've checked every setting in the manual. I am able to move the needle left and right, but I am not able to move it 2 cm towards me which would allow it to move through the hole in the plate. What do I do? It keeps jamming on the plate and breaks my needles. Please help!

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2 things you can try. First center your needle. On the bottom right front side of the needle plate there is a locknut. You can loosen this and possibly move (adjust) the needleplate under the needle. Then tighten it. Otherwise (and this is probably the way)... there are 2 styles of needlebar pivot pins. Old and New

Remove the side cover. Old style... On top of the needle bar. Very top, you will see it is connected to a small shaft that is held down with a screw through to it on the side. This holds the needle bar in position. Have your thumb pressing on the top front of the needle bar and slightly loosen the screw. Push or ease off (whichever) on the top of the needle bar until the needle is lined up correctly with the needle plate. Then tighten the screw. Thats the Old Style. The NEW style has a shaft on top on back of the needlebar (maybe a inch long) that is held down by a screw on top of it. This shaft also goes through a spring. Put your thumb on top front of the needlebar and loosen the screw a bit. Remember, its spring loaded so keep your thumb pressed against it until the needle is lined up then tighten the screw.

That should do it. If you think that might be a bit much maybe you should drop it of at your local dealership and have it cleaned, oiled, and adjusted by a tech. That would be best anyway if you bought a used machine. But you can try this first. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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    Tally Girl Oct 24, 2011

    Any chance the needle plate has been put on upside down or backwards to cause this?

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Sounds like the needle is not inserted correctly, take it out and make sure it is in the right spot and the right way around, (has Flat on one side)

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

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