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« on: May 10, 2011 02:32:37 AM »

I've fitted the foot correctly accrording to the instructions, fitted the needle, appropriate needle to the fabric, threaded machine properly and i can't get it to align properly to not keep hitting on the presser foot and breaking the needle. it's a brother super galaxie 2000 (v old but computerised lol) and i have tried reading the instructions and am now at the end of my tether loll!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011 10:44:36 AM »

If you can change your needle position, check to make sure it's in the correct one!  That's the only thing I can think of, so long as you're using a foot that's designed for your machine.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011 04:06:50 PM »

This is unlikely to be helpful but here are the things I check:

Are there different stitches? (straight but off to the left or right) Those might require a different needle plate.
Check ALL the screws.  Actually, before you do that unscrew everything, clean out all the lint with a pipe cleaner, and then screw all the screws back in.  Double check that screw by the needle.  On my machine that can get loose sometimes. 
Pull the thread out and rethread it.  I know you said it's threaded properly - but it doesn't hurt.  And is your bobbin thread the same as your top thread?  Is the needle big enough? 

I just googled your machine and then needle hitting plate troubleshooting.  A forum came up and I can't find the post but the preview says that this is a problem they had as well.  Ugh!  Good luck. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011 10:44:18 AM »

I id the google thing too Sad I've not had the nerve to try again yet, but this morning I did find out that my machine wasn't actually threaded properly. you never know.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011 10:26:05 AM »

I've done things like thought my machine motor was stuck and called my husband in to look at it only to have HIM discover that I had left the bobbin winder lever over where it keeps the needle from moving.  Or changing the stitch to a straight stitch on the side but forgetting to change the foot.  Or less embarrassing and stupidly sometimes the thread just gets out of whack for no reason (user error) and needs to be pulled out and rethreaded.  Sewing requires a certain sense of humor about yourself.  I get fabric and stuff but the machine aspect of the whole sewing machine is hard for me to understand!  I hope something works!!

Ok - I just googled "needle hitting plate" and a ton of stuff came up!  If it's not working yet there should be some suggestions there.  good luck!!!
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