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Needle timing. Ihave a Model Ese2 . I have a quarter inch foot with a very tiny hole for the needle. I forgot to change the needle setting to the middle and broke my needle. They say that threw off my needle timing. I would like to know how to repair this myself since I have done it before and it cost $40 every time I have it repaired.

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Timing of a sewing machine, which timing? Needle to hook timing is fairly simple, turn the hand wheel in the direction the machine sews until it is at bottom of the stroke. Continue turning it until it moves up 2.54 mm if it is timed correctly the point of the hook should be right behind the needle and passing above the eye in the middle of the scarf of the needle. There are several timing of a sewing machine, needle to hook, feed and swing timing.

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