I am so sorry you had that problem with the machine! And I know just how painful that can be....it was just a couple months ago that I got my finger in the way and my trusty 6600 jammed that needle down, breaking it into four pieces, three of which ended up in my finger. I was able to pull out one, but had to have one piece surgically cut out (after it got infected) and left a very tiny piece still in there. $1000 in medical bills made that quilt for grandson a very expensive one! You need to keep a close eye on the finger for fever, redness and swelling, all indicators of infection.