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Bobbin shuttle problem not solved

Earlier, I posted a problem about the shuttle driver that holds the bobbin in my machine. I took it apart to replace the bobbin and cannot, for some reason, get it back together. And although someone did respond and give me a picture to look at and a website to go to, this did not solve the problem, as my machine doesn't have the quick set bobbin. There are 3 pieces, the little metal bobbin holder, the metal piece that it attaches to and then the cover that goes over that and has 2 arms that snap onto it to hold it all in the machine. I cant remember where to put the thread from the bobbin through the holder and also get it in the proper place. Can anyone help me please?? Thank you so much. Shelby

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Re: Bobbin shuttle problem not solved

Did you download the manual from the link I provided? Both the normal & quick set bobbins are covered on pages 27 - 30 Here is the direct link to the manual: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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