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Machine shuttle is out how do I replace it?

The shuttle parts are out

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There are differences in the different brands and models, but often there are interlocking parts - so there will be a click when they are engaged in the right way.
It might be in the manual - look online using Google or other search engine if you don't have a hard copy of the instruction book.

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Using a small brush, remove the lint that accumulates in the shuttle area and around the feed dogs.
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1. Raise the needle bar to its highest position and remove the bobbin case.

2. Push levers sideways of the shuttle assembly and liftshuttle and shuttle race cove out by the center pin.

3. Clean the shuttle race of any lint or small particles of thread with a small brush.

4. Put a drop of oil on the center pin of the shuttle and on the shuttle race.

to reassemble, hold sjuttle by center pin and it carefull into assembly opposit the shuttle driver. Slip shuttle race cover into place. Snap the levers into position.

Occasionally remove the needle plate and clean feed dog with soft brush.

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