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I can't get the bobbin back in after taking out to clean. I have a DC40 machine

I took the bobbin cartridge out of the machine to clean but I can not seem to get it back in...how do you suggest? I have no book to show me

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Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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This could be trouble;================Do this;
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