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Shuttle hook The shuttle hook fell out of my 385.1551 6000 Kenmore. How do I put it back in? seems loose and falls out when bobbin is in place. I think i am missing something. Is that the bobbin winder rubber ring? if so it is gone. Is that what the little wings are for? Please help. Thank you.

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Re: shuttle hook

Hello ZAckofun
The shuttle hook will be covered by a plate called the RACE. Its a flat steel plate that sits over the hook and is snapped in place by 2 black coloured snaps.
Looks like you are trying to operate the machine without the race on. try that and it should work.

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