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Kenmore 385 Series with drop in bobbin

Inadvertently, ran over the head of a pin and the bobbin jammed. Cleaned everything out, but the top thread keeps getting stuck in the bobbin area. I've tried resetting the black piece underneath, but it doesn't seem to stay put and it jams the top thread again and again. Can you help? With much thanks!

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It might be that a piece os the pin is still stuck in the bobbin race. try taking the screws out of the throat plate and lifting it up. use a little brush to make sure allthe lint and any pin pieces are out from around the feed dogs. put the black piece back in place before you replace the throat plate. If the black piece doesn't stay in place i doubt that it was in correctly. hope this works.

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