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gwenluvy
« on: June 17, 2006 07:55:53 PM »

You know the pointy thing that catches the top thread and brings it around the bobbin? Well it keeps hitting my needle and breaking it... I can't even think of what to do, short of bending the needle, which would just cause even more problems... How did this happen??? Help, please!
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dilemmax
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006 08:02:14 PM »

Just wondering, did u put the needle in the right way? I did that once and it nearly killed my machine!
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gwenluvy
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006 08:25:40 PM »

I think so... The flat side goes to the back, right? I'll check again.
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kirstyd
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006 09:11:19 PM »

The only time that ever happened to me, the timing was out on my machine (at least that's how the technician described it to me! Sounded a bit dodgy!! Wink ). If you have recently hit a pin or something it could have slightly moved the bobbin housing. I'd get a tech to look at it.Excessive wear in the bobbin housing can also cause it to slip slightly. Before you do, double-check that you've got the needle in properly, the bobbin case in properly and the needle plate hasn't shifted. 
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scoobyblue
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006 09:12:21 PM »

you might check to make sure you are pushing your needle all the way up.  make sure you loosen your screw well enough to get the needle all the way in and then tighten it.
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dilemmax
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2006 09:52:55 PM »

Also check if your bobbin holder is inserted in properly.
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gwenluvy
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2006 10:11:28 PM »

Before you do, double-check that you've got the needle in properly, the bobbin case in properly and the needle plate hasn't shifted. 

The needle is put in correctly. Is there any way to adjust the needle column (the thing with the screw and all that) so that it's a little more forward?

What is the needle plate and how do I check, and how will I know if it's shifted? I'm really new to this.
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kirstyd
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2006 10:50:52 PM »

You can't adjust the needle column, but hitting a pin or whatever CAN move it. A tech needs to fix it, if that's the case. The needle plate is the metal plate on the bed on the machine with the hole in it where the needle goes down ( does that make sense???   Undecided). Sometimes they have a little screw that holds them in place (in which case it's unlikely to have moved) or else they just slide back and forward, and those are the ones that can be sitting just a tiny bit too far forward. I really can't think of anything else to do  Sad
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gwenluvy
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2006 11:07:40 PM »

Thanks for your help, I guess I'm going to have to take it to a repair shop. :/
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kirstyd
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2006 11:10:34 PM »

Sorry I couldn't help any more Sad
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