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Bobbin casing for elna 8000

I have elna 8000. i had thread wrap around the bobbin and pop out the bobbin casing. I took it apart, but can't put it back together.... when i opened it up there was a little metal piece, looks like a prong with a straight piece attached. not sure where that goes. any ideas? Thanks

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  • Peter Bradshaw May 11, 2010

    How big is this "prong"


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There is one small metal piece 3/4 inch long and shaped like the letter "T" that fits under the right hand needle plate snap one screw. Attach to underneath square nut and can be seen sticking out from the top holding the bobbincase in place after the top plate is replaced and everything is back together. If this is not it, a picture would help as I have repair 100's of Elna 5000 to 9000's.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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    Catherine McMoran Jun 06, 2012

    a picture would help the book has a red arrow in the way so can't see where it goes


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