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When threading my needle a small metal object came off the machine. Now it doesn't want to thread. I saw a spring and a small white plastic piece which went up into the machine (the piece that comes down when threading the needle) and the piece that came off looks similar to a presser foot but much smaller and thinner. I have a feeling it is the theader itself but not sure how to put it back in place. Please help..i'm trying to embroider names on bags for my Girl Scout troop. Thanks

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I am sorry that the small metal object has done some great damge to your base mechanism. Since the identity of the object you described is not very relevant , it cannot give much than to advice you to carrefully check inside for a jigsaw puzzle to be put in place. assuming that only the parrts were dislodged you can carefully out this in place to fit in. if there is damage or broken parts, I am afraid that you may need the brothere service centre help for the spares. Check out what you can and then call up. Helpful? Good day

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