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How do I replace the bobbin hook after cleaning my Brother XL-3030?

I removed the retaining ring and shuttle hook per instructions, but can't get it all put back together properly. The diagram in the manual is not helpful.

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You may be able to enlarge the manual page:

Brother XL 3030 User Manual Page 60

The hook (half-moon piece) needs to go in first, but you may need to wiggle it to seat it and then hold it while you fasten the outer retaining ring (hook race). Flip the levers up to hold the ring in place. Then install the bobbin case.

How to Clean and Maintain your Sewing Machine at Home Front Loading Bobbin

FWIW, my machine oiling instructions say to apply a drop of good quality oil on the outer edge of the hook race lip where the hook rubs as it turns. But, your manual should explain where to oil.

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