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My Juki TL98E needle holder is out of alighnment with hole

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My Juki TL98E needle holder is out of alighnment with hole in throat plate.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Today sewing heavy fabric. broke needle, tried different needles but still slightly off center
JA: What's the sewing machine's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Juki TL98E about 10 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes, no sewing machine repair shop within 50 miles
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: this is my workhorse for almost all my sewing and quilting.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  Pete replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 2 months ago.

The needle bar will need to be adjusted slightly.

You can do this using a screwdriver.

Here is a useful video guide which shows the basics of what is required, although the model is different:

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