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Needle won't move; something stuck/dislodged

I just got an xl-2230 and it was working fine for a couple days, but then the thread got tangled and seemed to pull something out of place. When I went to rethread the lower thread, the whole disc/plate thing that holds the bobbin and goes underneath the metal plate seemed to be tilted and off of a track. The needle hits some metal part of it and because it's dislodged I can't turn the wheel much. I'm somewhat new to sewing machines and I'm not sure what the technical name for this whole disc thing is underneath. I also can't access it because even after I've removed the two screws on the metal plate, I can't lift the plate off.

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Re: needle won't move; something stuck/dislodged

Can you remove the bobbin? Sometimes when thread gets bunched up under the lower plate it will force the bobbin out of position. Try taking it out and cleaning any loose thread and lint from the area. Put a couple of drops of oil on the outside of the bobbin case and re-insert it. Make sure you lower the needle and pull the bobbin thread through to the top and back behind the needle before beginning to sew again.
Hope this works!

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